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 1st Latin America Cubesat WorkshopThe 1st IAA Latin America Cubesat Workshop took place in Brasilia, Brazil, from 08 December to 11 December 2014. Delegates from 26 countries gathered in Brasilia on this occasion.
 Academy Day Beijing 2014 The International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day Beijing, China was held on November 25, 2014. Several Academicians received their diplomas during this Academy Day meeting in Beijing.
 Academy Day Kiev 2014International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day was held in Kiev, Ukraine on November 06, 2014. Academicians attended this joint IAA-NASU meeting with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Scientific program and report are available.
 
Academy Day Toronto 2014
International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day was held in Toronto, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 28, 2014. IAA Newly Elected Members were inducted during the Academy Day Dinner in Toronto. 
 Moscow State UniversityThe International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day was held in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow State University on August 2nd, 2014. On the occasion of the 40th Scientific Assembly of COSPAR, the Academy Day Moscow was chaired by Lev Zeleny and Gregg Vane. Scientific program is available.
 
3rd IAA - RACTs Conference
 The 3rd IAA - RACTs Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites was held on September 09-11, 2014 in Samara, Russia.


 
 
IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium
 The IAA Conference on Space Flight Safety was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 28-31, 2014. On this occasion many experts gathered and discussed Space Flight Safety topics such as Fire safety of Space vehicles, Protection of Space structures from space debris collisions and micrometeoroids, Safety at launch place and during takeoff, Radiation hazards and safety, and Supercomputer predictive modeling for ensuring Space program safety
 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS) The 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS) organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) with the cooperation of the American Astronautical Society (AAS) aiming to join specialists in dynamics and control of space systems was held in Roma, Italy in the Palazzo Rospigliosi, on March 24-26, 2014. Papers were presented during the conference on several topics such as Attitude dynamics and control, Attitude sensors and actuators, Dynamics and control of large space structures and tethers, Mission design and optimization, Optimal control in space flight dynamics, Orbital dynamics and determination, Satellite constellations and formation flying, Space structures development and verification, Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control.
 5th IAA Search for Life Signatures Symposium participants The 5th IAA Search for Life Signatures Symposium was held on March 20-21, 2014 at UNESCO, Paris, France. Speakers during the opening ceremony were Madhavan Nair, IAA President, Lidia Brito, UNESCO Director of Division of Science Policy & Capacity Building (SC/PCB), Michael A. Garrett, ASTRON General and Scientific Director, Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General and Claudio Maccone, IAA Director Space Exploration. The discovery since 1995 of more than 2000 extrasolar planets makes it clear that both Passive and Active SETI may now be “targeted” towards exoplanets that are situated within habitable zones, further increasing the probability of a SETI success.
 
IAA Newly Elected Corresponding Members 2013
 More than 130 Academicians and their guests attended the IAA Dinner Award Ceremony on Monday 17 March 2014 in Paris, France. Newly elected members were inducted by IAA President M. Nair, Vice-President Y. d'Escatha, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President H. Matsuo, Vice-President A. Perminov, Secretary General JM. Contant and Academician A. Viviani.
The following Academicians were inducted as IAA Corresponding Members: Jacob Van Zyl (Basic Sciences Section), Vladislav Solovey and Akira Tsuchida (Engineering Sciences Section), Giangrande Barresi and Jana Robinson (Social Sciences Section).
The following Academicians were inducted as IAA Full Members: Sabine Schindler (Basic Sciences Section), Marco d'Errico, Simonetta Di Pippo, Serge Flamenbaum, Anatoly Tonkonozhenko and Sergei Zolotoy (Engineering Sciences Section), Ali Al-Mashat, Ciro Arevalo-Yepes and Andrea Kleinsasser (Social Sciences Section).
At this occasion, Giancarlo Genta received the IAA Engineering Sciences section award.
 
IAA Spring meetings
  International Academy of Astronautics IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France. For a detailed list of IAA meetings held in March 2014, please visit the IAA past activities section.
 IAA Summit 2014, Washington DC The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) conducted a Heads of Space Agencies Summit on space exploration (Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration) in Washington D.C., United States, on 10 January 2014. 32 Heads of Space Agencies gathered in Washington DC to discuss topics of international importance on Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration and new fresh ideas on international cooperation through the following round tables:
    1) The Importance of International Cooperation
    2) Space Stations
    3) Space Exploration: LEO & Beyond
    4) Benefits of Space Exploration.
The International Academy of Astronautics announces the IAA Summit declaration that was welcomed by all agencies leaders.
The International Academy of Astronautics has proposed to Space Agencies specific activities enhancing global cooperation in space exploration which have resulted from the Heads of Space Agencies Summit in 2010. The IAA welcomes participation in these specific activities by Space Agencies.
 IAA Space Exploration Conference The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) held a space exploration conference (Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration) in Washington D.C., United States, on 9 January 2014. The program is available on this website. There was the following parallel sessions:
    1) Human Aspects in Spaceflight
    2) Scientific Goals in Robotics Missions
    3) Technical Factors: Enabling Technologies /Common Requirements
    4) Private Industry’s Role in Space Exploration and Exploitation: Technical, Policy and Legal Considerations
    5) Space Exploration: The Imperative of Global Cooperation
    6) Space Stations Utilization for Robotics and Human Spaceflight Exploration
 
Space Elevators
The IAA study group 3.13 has published its final report: IAA cosmic study on Space Elevators: an Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward, published in 2013, 349 pages. This book addresses the simple and complex issues that have been identified through the development of space elevator concepts over the last decade. The report begins with a summary of those ideas in Edwards' and Westling's book The Space Elevator (2003). Out of these beginnings has risen a worldwide cadre focused upon their areas of expertise as applied to space elevator development and operational infrastructure. The report answers some basic questions about the feasibility of a space elevator infrastructure. A preview of the main questions and answers shows the depth and breadth of this Cosmic Study: Why a space elevator? Can it be done? How would all the elements fit together to create a system of systems? What are the technical feasibility of each major space elevator element?
 IAA Regional Meeting in Columbia On 31 October and 1 November 2013 an international seminar on space law and sovereignty was held in Bogota chaired by the head of the Columbia Commission of Space. On the same day the first  was held at University Sergio Arboleda. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant gave a one hour lecture about the Academy activities. The meeting was attended by numerous students from the following areas of the Universidad Sergio Arboleda: Social Communication and Journalism, engineering, mathematics and philosophy.
 
IAA Cosmic Study on Space Debris Environment Remediation
The IAA study group 5.5 has published its final report: IAA cosmic study on Space Debris Environment Remediation, Published 2013, 85 pages.  The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has been investigating the status and the stability of the space debris environment in several studies by first looking into space traffic management possibilities, and then investigating means of mitigating the creation of space debris. The present report, with a focus on removal concepts and technical options for debris environment remediation, is intended to pave the way for a follow-on IAA study on “Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Legal, Political and Economic Considerations”. That study addresses in more detail the feasibility of technical, operational, legal and economical solution approaches.
 IAA Newly Elected Members, Beijing, ChinaThe International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members, many of whom were inducted on September 22, 2013 in Beijing, China, during the Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.
 Mamaia conference 2013 The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organized between the 29th and 30th of August 2013 the 2nd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure in Mamaia, Romania. Among the participants there were experts in the domains of space systems and critical infrastructures within ROSA, the Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA), the European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management (EURISC) and from specialized organizations in Poland, Italy and Germany. The private sector was represented by RARTEL, a company that offers satellite imagery in Romania, and by GMV Romania, which offers advanced technical solutions for the space domain and for critical infrastructures. Moreover, his excellency Sorin Encutescu, the Senior Advisor for National Security to the Prime Minister, participated in the conference as a special guest, presenting the Romanian Legislation for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure. The first session of the conference was dedicated to presenting the status report of the IAA Study Group on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure but also the results of the first phase of the national project CRITSYS – Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, developed by ROSA, METRA and EURISC. The second session was dedicated to technical presentations such as Improving data protection for Earth satellite station networks,  the SSA Program and its impact on space critical infrastructure, the development of satellite launch capabilities and the use of space systems for solving specific Romanian issues (floods, agriculture terrain monitoring, protection of Romanian infrastructures).  Also, Dr. Anatoly N. Perminov, IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities, submitted a poster presentation on IGMASS Project and Protection of Space Infrastructure.

Mamaia conference participants
 IAA Human in Space 2013 The 19th IAA Human in Space Symposium took place in Cologne, Germany, July 07-12 , 2013. The organizers of the 19th IAA Humans in Space Conference organized a program that focused on basic major questions and challenges in order to attract respective specialists, regardless of whether they are from the space research community or not. Many participants were stimulating interdisciplinary discussions on how to focus on major life sciences questions that can be answered with the help of space research. This also involved the topic of future joint funding approaches.

Cologne conference participants
 Future of Space Exploration The 8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Stars took place in Turin, Italy, July 03-05, 2013.The goals of this symposium on the human and robotic exploration beyond the Moon were more ambitious than ever. Thanks to a renewed commitment of the International Academy of Astronautics, the areas of interest have been widened. The aim was to promote an exchange of ideas and experiences among those interested in the various scientific, technological, human and ethical aspects of outer solar system and interstellar exploration and to propose new missions. Papers regarding the motivations and human aspects of deep space exploration were welcomed, and also papers dealing with advanced concepts and new ideas. Papers were solicited in priority on Planetary Robotic Exploration, Human Space Exploration, Technology, Science, Programatics, Motivations and human aspects, Policy, Ethical aspects of long range exploration and cultural aspects.
 von Karman A one-day symposium was held at Caltech on June 21, 2013 to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Theodore von Kármán. The Theodore von Karman Symposium honored the 50th anniversary of Dr. von Kármán's death on May 6, 1963. Dr. von Kármán was a key figure in aerodynamics and his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization was groundbreaking. Being a true visionary with many international contacts, he founded or helped to found many institutions, notably the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and he was the first Director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). This event was sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics and GALCIT. JPL Director Dr. Charles Elachi emphasized in his opening remarks the connection between education and engineering and that von Kármán was a good example who was able to establish this between JPL and Caltech. Invited speakers from the Smithsonian Institute, Dr. Gorn and Dr. Daso, presented von Kármán's life and his accomplishments. Dr. Sweeney from the Aerojet Corporation talked about the entrepreneurship of von Kármán. Prof. Knauss and Prof. Culick (IAA member) talked about von Kármán's influence at Caltech, and Dr. Conway about von Kármán's influence on the creation of JPL. Dr. Contant presented an overview of the IAA, its structure and Kármán's influence during the creation of the IAA. During the end Dr. Singer shared his memories of von Kármán. The symposium was moderated by Dr. Baggett from JPL and it was organized by Dr. Otfrid Liepack (IAA Regional Secretary, USA).
 Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference The 10th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference took place in Pasadena, USA, June 18-20, 2013. The 10th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference focussed on missions characterized by those of NASA's Discovery program and ESA's Cosmic Vision Small Class and Medium program. These missions of scientific exploration are conducted at a fixed cost that includes spacecraft and science payload development, launch, operations, science data analysis, and all relevant mission-specific technology development. Other relevant examples of low-cost planetary missions include JAXA's Hayabusa-1 mission and ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 mission. Many participants, planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials gathered for the exchange of information and ideas for making this class of robotic mission richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost.
 Honorary Member Valentina Tereshkova The 2013 session of Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of cosmonaut Tereshkova's historic space flight. On 16 June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, IAA Honorary Member, became the first woman in outer space.



Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, IAA Trustee Member, Valentina Tereshkova, IAA Honorary Member, 13 June 2013, Vienna, Austria
 Shanghai 2013 participants The 5th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology took place in Shanghai, China, May 20-23, 2013. The conference organized by the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Aeronautics (IAA) provided a forum for technicians, researchers, scholars, decision makers and young professionals focusing on the theme of “New Era for Space Science and Technology”.


5th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology participants, May 20-23, 2013, Shanghai, China

 Academician Yang Liwei

 International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day, Beijing, May 18, 2013, Beijing, China.




IAA Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant, Academician Yang Liwei (Full Member, Engineering Sciences), IAA Trustee Zhuang Fengyuan
 
Ukraine
 The 4th IAA Conference on Space Technologies: the Present and Future took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, April 17-19, 2013. Prof. Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-President IAA and Alexander Degtyarev, Trustee IAA, opened the conference in front of more than 300 participants. The program presented 220 papers from 22 countries.


4th IAA Conference on Space Technologies participants, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine,
Wednesday April 17, 2013

 
Academician Lori Garver
 The 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference took place in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, April 15-19, 2013. Academician Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA opened Monday April 15, the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference at Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Nearly 300 scientists and engineers from 35 countries gathered to discuss near Earth objects and asteroids threats to Earth. A special session on the Chelyabinsk  event of February 15 was held with a wide public and press interest in this unique meteor strike. David Morrison, Mark Boslough, Clark Chapman and Alan Harris were providing analysis of what happened. Academicians William Ailor (Aerospace Corp.) and Richard Tremayne-Smith were chairing the conference. The Secretary General of the Academy, Jean-Michel Contant gave an introductory presentation and William Grabe, Vice-President Research and David Trilling of the Northern Arizona University welcomed the audience. Thanks to NASA, live video was available during the week at http://livestream.com/pdc2013. On Thursday April 18 participants conducted exercises on mitigation response and disaster management. Conference website is http://www.pdc2013.org


Academician Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA, 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference at Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, Monday April 15, 2013, Opening Ceremony
 IAA Newly Elected Ceremony, Berlin 2013 The 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation took place in Berlin, Germany, April 08-12, 2013. This conference reflects the high interest in the use of small satellites for dedicated missions applied to earth observation, from scientific earth observation missions to technology demonstration missions.


IAA Technical Director Rainer Sandau; Newly Elected Corresponding Member Norbert Frischauf; Academician Rene Laufer
 Participants CubeSat Roma 2013 The 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and Cubesat Winter Workshop took place on February 03-09, 2013, in Roma, Italy. The Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale of Sapienza University of Roma hosted this event dedicated to the new generation of university satellites: micro, pico, femtosatellites, from cubesats to pocketsats. In particular the Cubesat Workshop provided the opportunity for students to have an overview of the current status of the university microsatellites, as well as to exchange different points of view through a variety of sessions, laboratories and forums.


 The Academy Day took place in Beijing, China, on September 22, 2013.

 An IAA Regional Meeting took place in Pasadena, USA, on June 21, 2013.

 The 2nd edition of the event “Space and God” took place in Roma, Italy, on June 21, 2013.

 The ISPRS - IAA Hannover Workshop 2013 on High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information took place in Hannover, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013.

 Acta Astronautica Journal, Volume 101, August-September 2014, is now available. IAA members are entitled for a special subscription rate for their Journal.

 The International Academy of Astronautics and the United Nations Human Space Technology Initiative Cooperation.

 We have lost mail contact with the following members. Any information is welcomed.



The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has selected SGAC members to join their Study Groups.

The International Academy of Astronautics was inviting proposals from candidate Local Organizing Committees to host the 2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in the spring 2015. Symposium topics are focused on detecting and tracking asteroids and comets that might be hazardous to our planet, characteristics of these objects, deflecting a threatening object should one be detected, the nature of impact disasters, and the political, legal and policy issues that must be considered as part of an overall mitigation strategy.

The 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and the 2nd Cubesat Winter Workshop took place in Roma, Italy, February 03-09, 2013. It was dedicated to the new generation of university satellites: micro, pico, femtosatellites, from cubesats to pocketsats.

Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics in Bonn, Germany was held on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Speakers were Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, Gerd Gruppe, Heinz Stoewer, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Volker Schmid, Martin Dameris, Andrea Boese and Rainer Sandau.

First Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics in Taipei was held on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. This event held by NSPO was Chaired by Madhavan Nair, IAA President. A newly elected members ceremony has been organized during the Regional Meeting.

Academy Day, Beijing, China was held on Saturday November 3rd, 2012, at the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA). This event held by the IAA Studies Center was Chaired by the Vice-President Liu Jyuan. Prof. Wu Meirong, IAA Trustee, delivered a report on Application of Special Information for Dealing with Natural Disasters. Induction of newly elected members was held on this occasion.

IAA Academy Day in Naples , Italy was held on Sunday September 30, 2012.  More than 300 guests attended the Academy Day Dinner ceremony.

4th IAA Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures, Republic of San Marino (Italy), Kursaal Congress Centre, September 25th-28th, 2012. Dr Vito Testaj, Turism Vice-Minister, Prof Giorgio Petroni, Rector of the San marino University, Dr Riccarco Vannucci, President of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dr Claudio Maccone, IAA Technical Director Space Exploration, and Prof Mustapha Masmoudi, IAA Regional Secretary, participated to this event.

The Summit Follow-On Announcement was presented during the IAA plenary event at the International Astronautical Congress on October 6th 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa (see the video at http://iaaweb.org/content/view/465/626/ ).

The 4th IAA Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures took place in Republic of San Marino (Italy), Kursaal Congress Centre, from September 25th to September 28th, 2012.

The resolution of the 4th Specialized International Symposium on Space & Global Security of Humanity, held in Yevpatoria, Ukraine, September 03-07, 2012, is now available.

More than 200 participants attended the IAA Academy Day in Mysore, India that took place on July 14th, 2012 on the occasion of the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Lectures on the Meghatropiques Satellite, the role of clouds in Earth's climate (Cloudsat mission), the NASA's GRAIL mission and Heoliophysics in the US were presented. The Academy concluded on a Heads of space Agencies Summit Follow-on Round Table on Robotic Space Exploration with NASA, ISRO, CNES and CSO. ISRO Chairman has reiterated his support to the Academy for its unprecedented effort to promote international cooperation. Space Agencies have discussed how to involve space emerging countries into new space programs.
The IAA spring meetings gathered more than two hundred members. Newly elected members were inducted during the IAA honor night dinner by President Madhavan Nair, Vice-President Anatoly Perminov, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President Yannick d'Escatha, Vice-President Hiroki Matsuo and Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant: Michael Gruntman, corresponding member for basic sciences section, Chantal Cappelletti, Klaus Dannenberg, David Dunham, Christian Heipke and Turki Saud Al-Saud, corresponding members for engineering sciences section, Lawrence Pinsky, corresponding member for life sciences section, Jacques Arnould and Ger Nieuwpoort, corresponding members for social sciences section, and Zvi Kaplan, Member for engineering sciences section.

 Bonn Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics was held in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Speakers were Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, Gerd Gruppe, Heinz Stoewer, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Volker Schmid, Martin Dameris, Andrea Boese and Rainer Sandau.

 Taipei First Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics  was held in Tapei on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. This event held by NSPO was Chaired by Madhavan Nair, IAA President. A newly elected members ceremony has been organized during this Regional Meeting.

 Beijing Academy Day , China was held on Saturday 3 November 2012 at the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA). This event held by the IAA Studies Center was Chaired by the Vice-President Liu Jyuan. Prof. Wu Meirong, IAA Trustee, delivered a report on Application of Special Information for Dealing with Natural Disasters. Induction of newly elected members was held on this occasion.

The Academy Day in Mysore, India on 14th July 2012 on the occasion of the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly presented lectures on the Meghatropiques Satellite, the role of clouds in Earth's climate (Cloudsat mission), the NASA's GRAIL mission and Heoliophysics in the US. The Academy concluded on a Heads of space Agencies Summit Follow-on Round Table on Robotic Space Exploration. ISRO Chairman has reiterated his support to the Academy for its unprecedented effort to promote international cooperation.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members , many of whom will be inducted on 30 September 2012 in Naples, Italy during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.

The second IISL/IAA Space Law and Policy Symposium took place in Toulouse, France on 26 June 2012. The main theme of the symposium was Space Sustainability, and the day has been divided into 4 main sessions: Towards effective sustainability for outer space activities: institutional parameters; observers’ perspectives Sustainable use of the radio spectrum; Responding to Space Situational Awareness and space debris; Transposing sustainability into effective legal solutions.

The first IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems – DyCoSS’2012 was held in Porto, Portugal, March 19-21, 2012 with the aim to join specialists in Astrodynamics, Space Flight Mechanics, and Space Structures. More than 100 papers were presented. Conference report is now available. Speakers of the Opening Ceremony were Prof. Kathleen Howell, Purdue University, Dr. António Neto da Silva, President of Proespaço, the Portuguese Association of Space Industries and Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General, International Academy of Astronautics. Dr. Constantinos Stavrinidis, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, ESA-ESTEC, gave a keynote speach on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems.

Final Program of the IAA Regional Meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, held on 30 May 2012, is available.

New Study ReleaseThe study on "The First International Assessment of Space Solar Power: Opportunities, Issues And Potential Pathways Forward" was handed out by the International Academy of Astronautics to delegations of the forty-ninth session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on February 9th, 2012.  The UN delegations also received the IAA 50th anniversary book entitled: "Celebrating 50 years of Excellence".

Final report of the Space Solar Power is now available. The First International Assessment of Space Solar Power : Opportunities, Issues And Potential Pathways Forward.

21-22 November 2011: Report on IAA Workshop on Drake Equation, held at CNES, Paris, France is available

31 October - 04 November 2011: 1st IAA-CRPSM International Workshop on "Remote Sensing of the Environment for the Sub Saharian regions" - ReSESS 2011, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants were from Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Senegal Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, waziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States and Zambia.

24-26 January 2011: the 1st IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions in Europe, Roma, Italy was attended by 170 participants from 25 countries. Dr. Enrico Saggese, President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) welcomed the participants and congratulated Prof. Filippo Grazziani and his student' team GAUSS coordinated by Chantal Cappeletti from La Sapienza University for the successful gathering. A Luigi Broglio memorial session was conducted by Ugo Ponzi, Nazzareno Cardinali and Giorgio Di Bernardo Nicolai. Fourteen technical sessions were conducted for the conference and the workshop.   

17 November 2010: leaders of 30 space agencies from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. for the International Academy of Astronautics’ (IAA) Heads of Space Agencies Summit. In preparation for the Summit, the IAA received inputs from Academicians, other experts and space agency representatives on the subject of enhancing global collaboration in the following four areas: human spaceflight, planetary robotic exploration, climate change and disaster management.  IAA Summit Declaration is now available.

01 November 2010: The IAA book "Celebrating 50 years of Excellence" International Academy of Astronautics, is now published.

30-31 August 2010:  50th Anniversary Memorial Symposium What can we do for our mother Earth, Nagoya, Japan

20 July 2010: Claudio Maccone presented an article on "A Protected Antipode Circle (PAC)" at the center of the Moon Farside, during the 3rd NASA Lunar Science Forum at NASA Ames Research Center. Academician Claudio Maccone, Italy, has been named IAA Technical Director, Scientific Space Exploration. He will oversee projects and programs of the International Academy of Astronautics.

19 July 2010:  Lev Zelenyi, Director IKI, Moscow, received the Basic Sciences Award of the Academy from Dr. Madhavan Nair and S. Krimigis, during the opening ceremony of the COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Bremen, Germany.

17 July 2010: Academy Day, Bremen, Germany, on the occasion of the 50th year anniversary celebration, Park Hotel, Bremen. Gregg Vane, Dan Baker, Dave Kendall cochaired the meeting that was attended by 80 Academicians including Dr Madhavan Nair, President IAA, Prof. Roger Bonnet, President of COSPAR, Prof. Ed Stone, past President IAA and Dr. Jean Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA. Pu Zuyin, Hannu Koskinnen and Karl-Heinz Glassmeier reveived newly elected diploma.

08 July 2010:  IAA Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, the city where the Academy was established 50 years ago. Valery Menshikov, Efim M. Malitikov and Jean-Michel Contant co-chaired a roundtable discussion on the innovative solutions in joint programs and projects. This event was preceeded by a seminar on the potential of micro and nanotechnologies in joint international projects.

05-08 July 2010:  First IAA/RACT Workshop on Monitoring Global Phenomena and Man-Made Disasters, Riga, Latvia. 250 participants from 22 countries are discussing  involvement of scientists and professionals for topical issues of space exploration and use space technology for global security, political, legal, organizational and technical aspects of IGMASS project implementation. Jean Michel Contant, IAA, Secretary General, France, Valery A. Menshikov, RAC, Vice President, Russia, Efim M. Malitikov, IAZ, President, Russia and Igor Kabashkin, TTI, President, Latvia chaired the workshop.

02 July 2010:  1st IAA Regional Meeting, Minsk, Belarus. Dr. Sergey Zolotoy, IAA Regional Secretary and Director & Design Manager of the Belarusian Space System of Earth Remote Sensing chaired the meeting. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General of the IAA, Dr.Phys.-Math.Sc. Alexander Tusikov, General Director of the State United Institute pf Informatics Problems and Academician Sergey Oblameyko, Rector of the Belarusian State University were among keynote speakers. Prof. Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus received the Academy delegation and signed MOU for IGMASS project. Belarus is welcomed among the new countries represented in the Academy. 

18 June 2010: the first ceremony of the 50th IAA anniversary celebration was held in Kiev, Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with participants from a dozen of countries. The Vice-President Stanislav Konyukhov chaired the one-day regional meeting and the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant presented the review of 50 years of excellence.  Mr. Yurii Aleksieiev Director General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine was present. Leonid Kuchma, former President of Ukraine and former Director General of YUZHMASH, received his pin of new member of the Academy during a brief ceremony followed by a reception. Alexander Degtyarev, First Deputy General Designer at Yuzhnoye SDO, Ukrainian Regional Office Secretary gave a presentation of the Ukrainian space activities. On this occasion a booklet about the IAA entitled "50 years at the service of peace " was issued as well as other anniversary gifts. On 19 June 2010, participants were invited to visit not far from Kiev the small Ukrainian town of Zhytomyr where Korolev was born in 1907. On this occasion, on behalf  of the Academy, the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant deposed flowers at Korolev monument in the center of the city.

10 June 2010: Academician Claudio Maccone presented to the United Nations COPUOS in Vienna, Austria, a proposal for establishing a new radio-quiet zone on the farside of the Moon. Recommendations: Use the Earth-Sun L2 only (and not the Earth-Moon L2) as a servicing station and as a Low-gravity launching platform for large spacecrafts to Mars, the Asteroids, and all the outer solar system bodies.

Academician Rainer Sandau, Germany, has been named IAA Technical Director, Satellite and Space Applications. He will oversee the Sustainable Development Program of the International Academy of Astronautics.

30 May 2010: Opening Ceremony of the IAA Studies Center in Beijing China: IAA Vice President Academician Liu Jiyuan, Minister Chen Qiufa Information and Technology, Academician and Trustee Xu Guanhua, former Minister and Dr. Jean-Michel Contant presided over the meeting attended by more than 200 participants.

29-30 May 2010: First Workshop on Coordination and Cooperation for Global Environment Impact, Institute of Remote Sensing Application, 5th floor, Beijing, China. This workshop Chaired by Academician Gu Xinfa, is part of the new IAA Study Group 4.11 (Earthquake forecasting and emergency response for natural disaster, public sanitation and human health, global climate change). Academician Ma Xingrui, President of CAST, Wu Zhijian, Director General SASTIND, and Academician Xu Guanhua attended the meeting. Africa was represented at the workshop. Experts are welcomed to participate to the study group work.

06-08 May 2010: During an official visit in Tunis 6-8 May 2010, Dr Contant Secretary General and Academician Trustee Mustapha Masmoudi, received from Mr. Mohammed Naceur Ammar, Minister of Communication Technology, confirmation acceptance about the creation of an IAA  regional office in Tunis. Mrs Lamia Chafaii, Secretary of State proposed to the Academy to participate to the ICT4all conference in November 2010 in Tunisia as a main partner. Mr Refat Chaabouni, Secretary of State for Scientific Research discussed future activity in North Africa. The IAA will organize in conjunction with the UN year of youth a conference for Youth and Space in Tunisia in 2011.     

04 March 2010: The Syrian national television and several newspapers reported on the first IAA Regional Conference in Middle East held on 4th March 2010 in Damascus, Syria. Dr Eng. Hussein Ibrahim, IAA Regional Secretary for Middle East, chaired the meeting. Dr JM Contant made a first presentation on "50th Years of IAA and Middle East Strategy". Dr R. Sandau, DLR Berlin,  presented a paper on "Small Satellites - Status and Prospects" and a second paper on "Small Satellites Missions: a Powerful Tool for Capacity Building". Among participants Deputy Ministers of Education, High Education, Culture and Environment were present. In addition, General Mohammad Fares, first Syrian Cosmonaut who flew in 1987 was attending. Participants discussed preparation of the first conference in Syria to be held on 18-21 October 2010 in Damascus.

01 March 2010: The International Academy of Astronautics celebrating 50 years will have a blooming activity and development. After the opening of the Bangalore Branch of the Academy secretariat we are pleased to announce the creation of a second Branch in China end of May 2010 and of two new Nodes in Africa and one in Middle East: Tunis, Yaounde and Damscus. This infrastructure will be at the service of the members, searchers and students. As of today there are currently 33 regional secretaries (see http://iaaweb.org/content/view/139/238/).

06 February 2010: In Bangalore, India, the new IAA President, Dr. Madhavan Nair, chaired the inaugural function of the International Academy of Astronautics permanent presence in India with the opening of an office to host the new Branch devoted to the secretariat of the IAA standalone conferences worldwide. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant was the Chief Guest. The IAA has sigificantly grown during the last few years with 21 regional meetings, stand alone symposia and conferences and symposia in 2009 totaling gathering of over 4000 participants. In 2009 the Academy had two meetings in Darmstadt, Germany, two conferences in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, then Granada, Spain, Paris, France, Yaounde, Cameroon, Vienna, Austria, Berlin, Germany, Moscow, Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Tsukuba, Japan, Aosta, Italy, Goa, India, Toronto, Canada, Graz, Austria, Bucharest, Romania, Daejon, South Korea, Limassol, Cyprus, Abuja, Nigeria and Baikonour, Kazakhstan.  No need to say that time is arrived to have a specialized department of the Academy devoted to the management of this activity which was anticipated in the strategic plan of the organisation. The Academy is grateful to the Astronautical Society of India and to ISRO for the support of this activity.

25-26 January 2010: the Academy was invited by the Royal Society, London, UK, to participate to the first discussion meeting on the Detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society.  On January 26th, Lord Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society (RAS) and Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA announced in London the Second IAA-RAS Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures, to be held at The Royal Society Kavli Centre, Milton Keynes, UK, October 4th-7th 2010. Dr John Zarnecki and Dr. Claudio Maccone are going to chair the scientific program committee. With this events, 2010 appears to be a major milestone in the recognition of the search for extraterrestrial scientific community. The IAA which was since 1971 the first international organisation to recognize and host this community is particularly pleased.

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