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The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has just elected new members 2015, many of whom will be inducted on 11 October 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner. They will receive shortly their IAA Newly Elected 2015 package. Congratulations to Corresponding Members and Members 2015.

CNES meeting to prepare the Mexico Summit

On Monday 15 June 2015, 27 Heads of Space Agencies or delegations gathered in CNES Headquarters, Paris, France. The dinner hosted by Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, was an occasion to discuss and prepare the Summit declaration. Among the participants were Francisco Javier Mendietta, Head of Mexican Space Agency, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, DLR / ESA, Talgat Musabayev, Space Agency of Kazakhstan, Bo Andersen, Norwegian Space Center, Marek Banaszkiewicz, Polish Space Agency, David Parker, UK Space Agency, Olle Norberg, Swedish National Space Board, Daniel Neuenschwander, Switzerland Space Agency, Etienne Massard Makaga, Space Agency of Gabon, as well as Alain Ratier, Director General of EUMETSAT and delegations from Australia, Azerbajian, Belgium, China, UAE, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Ukraine . The Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management will be held in Mexico on 18 September 2015. (© CNES/O. PASCAUD, 2015)


 Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference and Summit in Mexico

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is announcing the Heads of Space Agencies SUMMIT on Climate Change and Disaster Management to be held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 17-18 September 2015. Thursday 17 September 2015 will be devoted to a one-day IAA International CONFERENCE on Climate Change and Disaster Management and the evening will be the occasion of a Gala dinner. Friday 18 September 2015 will be the Summit day. The Summit, hosted by the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), and sponsored by the CNES and Lockheed Martin Corp. will address all aspects of the contribution of space activities to the understanding and solving of the challenges of climate change and disaster management.



 Academy Day in Jerusalem

All Academicians should have received by surface mail the registration form for the next IAA Academy Day to be held in Jerusalem, Israel on Sunday 11 October 2015. If you do not have received this letter and/or to register for this event, please contact the IAA Office
before the September 28, 2015 deadlinebefore the September 28, 2015 deadline.


 Conferences to come

06-07 August, 2015, 4th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Romania
15-16 September, 2015, 8th Pico and Nano Satellite Workshop, Wurzburg, Germany
17 September, 2015, IAA International CONFERENCE on Climate Change and Disaster Management,
Mexico city, Mexico
18 September, 2015, Heads of Space Agencies SUMMIT on Climate Change and Disaster Management, Mexico city, Mexico
The next IAA Planetary Defense Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2017


 Future of Space Exploration in Italy

The 9th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration - Towards New Global Programmes took place on 07-09 July, 201509 July, 2015 in Torino, Italy.


 Human in Space in Czech Republic

The
20th IAA Humans in Space Symposium took place on 29 June - 03rd July, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.


 Space Flight Safety in Russia

The
2nd IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium took place on  29 June - 03rd July, 2015 in 29 June - 03rd July, 2015Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


 Low-Cost Planetary conference in Germany

The 11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference took place on 09-11 June, 2015 09-11 June, 201509-11 June 2015 in Berlin, Germany. More than 150 international participants gathered on this occasion. The IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference is a forum for planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials to gather for the exchange of information and ideas for making robotic missions (such as NASA's Discovery program, ESA's Cosmic Vision Small Class and Medium program, JAXA's Hayabusa missions, ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 mission) richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost.

 

IAA LCPM 2015 in Berlin

 

11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference 2015 in Berlin, Germany


-11 June, 2015 11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference, Berlin, Germany

Space Technologies conference in Ukraine

The 5th International Conference ‘Space Technologies: Present and Future’was held on 19-21 May 2015 in Dnepropetrovsk under the aegis of the International Academy of Astronautics. Yuzhnoye State Design Office and IAA Ukrainian branch were the main organizers.
More than 260 scientists and specialists from twenty countries of the world took part in the conference activity. Among those were Oleg Uruskyi, Head of State Space Agency of Ukraine; members of IAA Board of Trustees: Prof. Marius-Ioan Piso, Head of Space Agency of Romania and Filippo Graziani, Professor of La Sapienza University of Rome; Claude Nicollier, Swiss Astrophysicist, Astronaut of European Space Agency, Participant of four space flights; Yaroslav Yatskiv, Member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the Space Board.
More than 125 papers were presented during the five sessions of the conference and 8 papers were delivered during the plenary session. Two round-table discussions were held on the urgent issues of space technologies: ‘Interorbital Space Service’ and ‘Problems of Space Debris Removal from Near-Earth Space’. 

Conference in Ukraine

5th IAA Conference on Space Technologies - Present and Future, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


 Regional Meeting in USA

A US Regional Meeting took place on May 8th in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, USA.  It consisted of a SpaceX visit, in which the 20 participants had the chance to see the fabrication area of launch systems and the dragon capsule.  The tour included also a conversation with Hans Koenigsmann, VP for Mission Assurance, at SpaceX.  Past, current and future activities were discussed.  Topics were related to Mission Operations, complexity of launch systems and SpaceX plans to go to Mars.  At the end of the visit the group had the chance to meet with Elon Musk, who was inducted as a full member into the IAA. Other new members included Susan Smrekar, Olivier Contant, Matthew Schaefer and John Baker. The day ended with a dinner at a restaurant in El Segundo.

 

IAA Regional Meeting in El Segundo

Olivier Contant, Jean-Michel Contant, Susan Smrekar, Elon Musk and Matthew Schaefer


 Small Satellites Conference in Germany

The 10th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation took place on 20-24 April, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. More than 120 papers and posters were presented. The areas of interest of this year’s biannual symposium are all components of small satellite missions, like spacecraft concepts  and subsystems, instruments and sensors,  ground stations and communication, launch systems, distributes space systems, and lessons learned. The symposium includes again a student prize paper competition. The keynote and the panel discussion are focused on entrepreneurship on space.

Small Satellites Conference in Germany

Rene Laufer, Arnoldo Valenzuela, Jaime Esper, Ramon da Silva Curiel and Rainer Sandau


 Planetary Defense Conference in Italy

The 4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference took place from 13 to 17 April, 2015 in Frascati, Italy. This excellent IAA Planetary Defence Conference - PDC 2015 - concluded on Friday 17 April after 5 hectic days of exemplary presentations: nearly 250 participants and 170 Papers and Posters. A detailed asteroid impact exercise completed the week at the ESA ESRIN site in Frascati Italy. Thank you to all who contributed and supported this very successful event. Live video coverage of the conference was available and you may check the video replay at:
http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Sets/PDC2015

IAA PDC 2015 in Frascati, Italy

4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference participants, Frascati, Italy, 16 April 2015



 Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference in India

The International Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management - Space Based Systems and their Applications: Technological and Legal Perspectives (i3CDM) took place on February 26-28, 2015 at Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, India (see pictures of the Conference). The i3CDM Conference co-organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the Ministry  of Earth Sciences, Government of India, the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), and the Indian Space Organisation (ISRO) was addressing all aspects of the contribution of space activities to understanding and solving the problems of climate change and disaster management. The i3CDM Conference was attended by 280 participants and nearly 90 papers were presented together with a roundtable of Heads of Space Agencies of India, France, Romania and Mexico. The International Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management (i3CDM) has recommended 11 points to reduce uncertainties in climate assessment and prediction. Several media reported on this event.

Opening Ceremony of Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference

Opening Ceremony of Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference, 26 February 2015, Thiruvananthapuram, India. Dr Madhavan Nair President IAA, India, during welcome address, Dr Jean-Yves Le Gall, President CNES, France, Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary MoES, India, Sri. Justice P. Sathasivam, Honourable Governor of Kerala, India, Dr Tanja Masson Swaan, President IISL, Netherlands, Dr K.R. Sridhara Murthy, Vice-President IISL, India and Dr Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA, France.


On this occasion several newly elected members were introduced in the Academy: Shailesh Nayak, Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Earth Sciences (Member Social Science section), Kiran Kumar, new Chairman ISRO (Member of the Engineering Science section), K.N. Ninan, Director PCM of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Member of the Engineering Science section), Anil Bhardwaj, Director Space Physics Laboratory (Corresponding Member Basic Science section), and John Zachariah, Deputy Director Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Corresponding Member Social Science section).
 


Round Table during Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference

Round Table during Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference, 26 February 2015, Thiruvananthapuram, India. Dr. Mendietta, Head of the Mexican Space Agency, Dr. Madhavan Nair, President IAA, Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President CNES - French Space Agency, Dr. Tanja Masson Swaan, President IISL, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA and Dr. Marius Piso, Head of the Romanian Space Agency.



 

 


 



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