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 IAA Laurels for Team Achievement Award

23 February 2016 Philae Team Laurels ceremony hosted by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Bonn, Germany


 IAA Spring Meetings

21 March 2016 Award Ceremony Dinner of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Registrations have been sent by surface mail. Planning of meetings see Calendar.


 Conferences to come

28 February-02 March 2016, 2nd IAA Latin American Cubesat Workshop, Florianopolis, Brazil
07-11 March 2016, UN-IAA Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology, San José, Costa Rica
21-25 March 2016, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France
25 March 2016, 1st IAA Symposium on STEM / STEAM for Space, Paris, France
24-26 May 2016, IAA Conference on Human Space Exploration, Korolev, Moscow Region, Russia


 3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on University Satellite Mission & Cubesat Workshop

The 3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on University Satellite Mission, Cubesat Workshop & International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization (IWLS2) gathered more than 130 participants at the Palazzo Rospigliosi in Rome Italy. The opening ceremony was chaired by from letft to right: Amalia Ercoli Finzi (M2, PolyMi, Italy), Antonio Esposito (ASI), Jean-Michel Contant (Secretary General IAA, France), Filippo Graziani (M2 and Trustee, President GAUSS, Italy), Vladimir Andreev (M2, ISC Kosmotras, Russia), Vladimir Solovey (CM2, Russia).

Roma conference 2015


During the 3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on University Satellite Mission, Cubesat Workshop & International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization (IWLS2) in Rome, Italy, a ceremony recognized newly elected members, from left to right: Filippo Graziani (IAA Trustee), Francesco Torchia (Italy), member life sciences section, Officer of the Italian Air Force Medical Corps and new member of the Commission 2,  Abdussalam Saleh (Libya), member engineering sciences section, Head of Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya and Jean-Michel Contant Secretary General IAA.

Roma conference newly elected 2015




  The IAA lost one of its Trustee

Academician Hans-Peter Roeser passed away on December 08, 2015 after a serious illness. He was a Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) of the Section 1 on Basic Sciences (he was elected a corresponding member in 1998 and a full Member in 2003). Prof. Roeser was a member of the IAA Board of Trustees (BOT) and the IAA Scientific Activities Committee (SAC) Vice-Chair for studies. He was director and head of the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) at Stuttgart University from 2002 until February 2014 and since then he has been deputy director of the institute. He was the founder of the German SOFIA Institute.


  Climate Change & Disaster Management Summit in Mexico 

On Friday 18 September 2015, the IAA Heads of Space Agencies SUMMIT on Climate Change and Disaster Management attended by 25 agency leaders was held by the IAA to engage active dialogue on topics of global concern and participants welcomed a Mexico Declaration.


Heads of Space Agencies Summit Mexico 2015


The Summit, hosted by the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), and sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corp., China RS Geoinformatics, ESA, CNES AEM, ROSA and SpaceNews addressed all aspects of the contribution of space activities to the understanding and solving of the challenges of climate change and disaster management. The opening ceremony was chaired by Mtra Monica Aspe, Vice-Minister for Telecommunications of the Mexican Government, Ignacio Pichardo Lechuga, Federal Deputy of Mexico, Contralmirant Froylan Jimenez Colorado, Joint General Director of Communications of SEMAR and General of Division Carlos Rodriguez Munguia, Head of the Mexican Air Forces. The IAA summit was very successful and attended by over 300 participants. The IAA appreciated the presence of Luis Ramirez Quintanilla of Chile who maintained his participation while his country experienced a very severe earthquake a few days ago. A meeting of the Heads of space agencies with Mexican students chaired by Marius Ioan Piso, ROSA and Johann-Dietrich Woerner, ESA, followed the summit. A press conference also followed the event with Dr. Francisco Mendieta, AEM, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General, Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES, Sandile Malinga, SANSA, South Africa, Alice Bunn, UK Space Agency and Ger Niewpoort, space agency of the Netherlands.



  Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference in Mexico 

As an introduction to the Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management, the International Academy of Astronautics organized on Thursday 17 September 2015, an IAA International CONFERENCE on Climate Change and Disaster Management entitled "Space Systems for the Benefit of Earth and Humankind" in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General, kicked-off the conference with opening remarks, then three keynotes were addressed by Dr. Carlos Nobre, Brazil, Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA, United States and Dr. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director UNOOSA. The six technical sessions focused respectively on: Carbon Monitoring System, Earthquakes and Disaster Management and Big Data and Land Remote Sensing, Water and Weather, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Space in Support of People. The IAA conference was very successful and attended by over 300 participants. 
 
Mexico conference

Keynote Speakers - IAA Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference
From left to right: Dr JM Contant, Secretary General IAA, Ellen Stofan, NASA,  Jean-Yves Le Gall, President CNES, Francisco Mendieta, AEM, Simonetta di Pippo, Director UNOOSA, Dr Carlos Nobre, Brazil, Dr James H Crocker, Lockheed Martin Corp.



 Academy Day in Jerusalem
Academy Day inAcademy Day in JerusalemAcademy Day in JerusalemAcademy Day in Beijing, China was held on 06 November 2015. Program is available.


 Academy Day in Jerusalem

The IAA Academy Day was held in Jerusalem, Israel on Sunday 11 October 2015. At this occasion IAA Press releases on awards and new members were published. Newly elected members 2015 were inducted during the IAA Award Dinner.

IAA Academy Day Jerusalem 2015

IAA Academy Day participants, October 11, 2015, Jerusalem, Israel



 The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members 2015, many of whom were inducted on 11 October 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.


 Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure in Romania

The 4th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure took place on 06-07 August, 201506-07 August, 201506-07 August, 2015 in Mamaia, Romania.


 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.

 -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.


 Regional Meeting in USA

A US Regional Meeting took place on May 8th in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, USA. 


 Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference in India

The IAA 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).


 


 



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