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 Conferences and events to come

03-07 December 2018, 3rd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop, Ubatuba, Sao-Paulo, Brazil.
Preliminary program is now available.

Please see the IAA calendar of events for more information and IAA e-newsletter.

IAA Academy Day, Beijing, China

On November 16th, 2018, the IAA Academy Day was successfully held in China Science and Technology Hall, Beijing. This event was organized by IAA Studies Center and co-organized by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). IAA Vice President LIU Jiyuan, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Vice President ZHANG Zhongyang, Von-Karman Award winner and former ESA Administrator Jean-Jacques DORDAIN, CASC’s Science and Technology Committee Director BAO Weimin, Japan IHI Aerospace Corporation President Shigeki KINAI presented at the event. More than 80 IAA members and space experts from CASC, CASIC, Japan IHI Aerospace Corporation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Satellite Environment Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology and other related universities and aerospace enterprises attended. WANG Yiran, Director of IAA Studies Center and Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) chaired the event. The IAA Newly-Elected Induction Ceremony was chaired by XU Tong, Deputy Executive Director of IAA Studies Center. Mrs. XU introduced the 2018 election, the Von-Karman Award and Laurels for Team Achievements Award. Then, Vice President LIU Jiyuan and BOT member Shigeki KINAI jointly issued certificates for the present newly-elected academicians.

IAA Academy Day Beijing 2018

IAA Academy Day Beijing 2018 participants

IAA SciTech Forum 2018, Moscow, Russia

The 1st
IAA SciTech Forum took place in Moscow, Russia on November 13-15, 2018. Many participants and Academicians gathered in Moscow to follow and contribute to the Highlight lectures, to the Technical sessions, and to the 2 round-tables on "Legal Aspects Ensuring Safety of International Space Activities" and on "Moon village Association – Facilitating Broad International Cooperation". The Opening Ceremony began with talks presented by First Vice-Rector of RUDN University Dr. Nur Kirabaev and Secretary General of International Academy of Astronautics Dr. Jean-Michel Contant. The final program consisted of more than 85 of high-quality presentations and 13 highlight lectures, that were organized in two parallels conferences and five thematic sessions in each conference. Newly Elected Academicians were also inducted at this occasion. Conference report, General program and Technical program are available.

IAA SciTech Forum 2018, Moscow, Russia

IAA Scitech forum participants in Moscow, Russia

   IAA 4th International Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites (SPEXP)

The 4th International Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites (SPEXP) took place on 04-06 September 2018 in Samara, Russia. Many topics were discussed during the conference like the results of scientific and technological experiments conducted under microgravity conditions on spacecraft and small satellites. Scientific and technological experiments proposed to be conducted on spacecraft and small satellites. Study of space environment factors and their influence on scientific and technological experiments. Opportunities and experience of organizing and conducting piggyback launches and space experiments provided by Russian and foreign space agencies. Problems of organizing and conducting international scientific and educational space projects, including using the opportunities provided by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Oportunities and examples of use of micro/nano-satellites to conduct scientific and technological experiments. Technologies for conducting experiments on automatic spacecraft and small satellites. Projects of nanosatellites (including standard CubeSat) and their groups orientated on the development of new technologies and experiments in space. Problem of space education and human capacity-building in space science and technology, including for developing countries.

SPEXP 2018 in Samara, Russia

4th SPEXP Participants in Samara, Russia on September 04-06, 2018

IAA 2018 elections

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected this month the 2018 new Academicians in a highly selective process. Newly elected corresponding members and members are from 25 countries. Many Academicians were inducted on 30 September 2018 on the occasion of the Academy Day in Bremen, Germany.

IAA 2018 Honorary Members

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is announcing the new Honorary Members as of July 2018: Aldrin Buzz, USA ; Almar Ivan, Hungary ; Blamont Jacques, France; Casal Federico, Switzerland ; Chong Yean-Joo, Singapore; Jasentuliyana Nandasiri, Sri Lanka; Kasturirangan Krishnaswamy, India; Klein Karl E, Germany; Kuchma Leonid D., Ukraine; Leonov Alexei A., Russia; Ninomiya Keiken, Japan; Ortner Johannes, Austria; Payette Julie, Canada; Zaganescu Nikolae F., Romania.

   IAA Call for Hosting

The International Academy of Astronautics is inviting proposals from candidate Local Organizing Committees to host the 2021 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in the spring 2021 (April-May). Please see the IAA Call for Hosting PDC 2021.

 IAA Academy Day in Pasadena, USA

IAA Academy Day took place on July 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California, USA at the occasion of the COSPAR Congress. Scientific program of the Academy Day is available. Speakers were Ralph L. McNutt. Jr., Rainer Sandau, Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Guenther Reitz, Robert T. Pappalardo, Claire Vallat, Claudio Maccone, Bernard Foing and Arthur M. Dula. The Pasadena Academy Day was followed by an IAA Awards Dinner & Induction Ceremony for newly elected members.

IAA dinner in Pasadena, CA, USA on July 14, 2018

IAA dinner in Pasadena, CA, USA on Saturday July 14, 2018

 IAA Spring meetings

IAA Spring meetings were held on March 26-27, 2018 in Paris, France at IAA Office building. Academicians were invited to attend Study Group meetings and Commission meetings. Detailed program with the list of all meetings (Standing Committees and Permanent Committees) is available. An IAA Awards Dinner with an Induction Ceremony for newly elected members was scheduled on March 26, 2018.

IAA newly elected members in Paris on March 26, 2018

IAA newly elected ceremony in Paris, France on Monday March 26, 2018.

 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop

The 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop took place on 04-07 December 2017 in Roma, Italy. The event, organized by GAUSS Srl under the aegis of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), gathered many participants from all around the world belonging to the Space academic, scientific and industry domains. During this forum, high level speakers have presented scientific and technical Papers on the Microsatellites related field, sharing their knowledge on the several aspects of the small satellite missions and the CubeSats community. IAA Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant – member of the Program Committee - gave the Opening Lecture and co-chaired the Conference with Professor Filippo Graziani (GAUSS President and IAA member) and other experts. The program was organized into Invited Lectures and Technical Sessions structured according to the following Topics: Launch Opportunities, Payload, Space Mission Analysis and Design, Attitude Control, Space Debris, PoquetCubes, CubeSats Subsystems and New Perspectives. An IAA Regional Meeting and Guided Tours were also organized during the Conference days.

4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop

4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop participants, Roma, Italy

 IAA Regional Meeting Roma

An IAA Regional Meeting was held on December 5, 2017 in Roma, Italy. Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant gave the opening speech followed by an introduction by Regional Secretary Prof. Antonio Viviani and a lecture “This star as a tail, which makes it very beautiful... The Rosetta mission” by Academician Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi. Meeting participants gathered in a gala dinner with an induction of newly elected members: Prof. Mohamed Argoun, full Member for Section 1 on Basic Sciences, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, corresponding member for Section 2 on Engineering Sciences, Prof. Giampiero Naletto, corresponding member for Section 1 on Basic Sciences, and Dr. Chantal Cappelletti, full Member for Section 2 on Engineering Sciences.


IAA Regional Meeting in Roma, Italy - December 5th, 2017

Prof. Mohamed Argoun, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, Prof. Giampiero Naletto, Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Dr. Chantal Cappelletti, and Prof. Antonio Viviani.

 21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium

The 21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium took place on 27-30 November 2017 in Shenzhen, China. Many participants gathered on this occasion and discussed the future challenges related to human spaceflights. The program was scheduled with a total of 14 regular technical sessions and more than 120 papers presented. There was also a dedicated Astronaut session. A gala dinner with an induction ceremony of newly elected Academicians was organized during the conference.

IAA 21st Humans in Space Symposium, Shenzhen, China 2017

Astronauts, VIP participants and organizers at the opening ceremony
of the IAA 21st Humans in Space Symposium on November 27, 2017

IAA-CSA Conference on Space Technology Innovation

The Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) have successfully co-organized the 7th Conference on Space Technology Innovation held on November 23-24, 2017 in Shanghai, China. The conference focussed on the theme of how advanced space technology benefits human society, discuss related topics of space development, and further promote the international cooperation.  Several different topics were discussed like satellite technology, satellite applications, commercialization of satellite applications, and international cooperation and policies.

IAA newly elected ceremony Shanghai, China, November 2017

IAA newly elected members in Shanghai, China



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