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The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
is offering participation in the following IAA studies






- SG 1.15- International Cooperation on Space Weather

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 5.9The study group, re-established in 2015, aims at producing a report by end of 2017. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

The complex interaction of the Solar magnetic field, electromagnetic radiation and particles emitted by the Sun and of galactic radiation with the interplanetary magnetic field and planetary atmospheres causes events and effects that are commonly referred to as space weather. Space weather can adversely affect spacecraft, satellites, electronic components and power-plant facilities, radio communications and other infrastructure elements on which human society is increasingly dependent. Over the last few decades a wide range of scientific programs and international initiatives have been conducted to study space weather. They have contributed to increase our understanding of space weather-related events and effects.
The purpose of this study is to review – from an international, scientific, economic and policy perspective – our present knowledge of space weather and its (socioeconomic) effects on human society, past and ongoing programmes and initiatives, identify possible existing gaps and untapped opportunities, and make recommendations and propose ways forward that could contribute to increase human society’s understanding of - and resilience to – space weather.



- SG 2.14 Medical Support for an International Human Expedition to Mars

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 2.14The study group, established in March 2013, aims at producing a report by end of 2017. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. University students (Engineer Institute, Master, and PhD) are welcomed. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

The study goal is to define and agree internationally the basic principles of medical support for future manned deep space exploration missions including flight to Mars. Intermediate Goals are: 1. Identification of system of risks of piloted flights in deep space in comparison with flights in Earth orbit. 2. Describe the potential medical-physiological problems menacing to health of astronauts and success of a performance of the mission. 3. Identification of new components of system of medical support in comparison with operating one and the description of their main characteristics. 4. Development of basic design of medical support system for deep space manned missions and main requirements for space systems development. 5. Identify differences of national agencies' approach and clarify rationales for them. 6. Develop a strategic road map of creation of system of medical support of deep space manned missions and the offer to cooperation of agencies in this work.






- SG 3.19 Feasibility study of Standardized Career Dose Limits in LEO and outlook for BLEO

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 3.19The study group, re-established in 2015, aims at producing a report by end of 207. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. University students (Biology, medicine, Engineer Institute, Master, and PhD) are welcomed. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

It is expected Feasibility study of Standardized Career Dose Limits in LEO and outlook for BLEO. Space Agencies currently adopt different values for career dose limits in LEO.  These differences require to be investigated. As yet no limits have been assigned for BLEO (beyond low Earth orbit). Since an important factor in the career dose limit study is the different values currently adopted within individual space agencies, it is appropriate to assemble an international group that can articulate the national viewpoints of the major space faring nations in the matter of setting career dose limits for LEO. The Study will attempt to reach an agreement among the participating representatives of Space Agencies on a standardized career dose limit for astronauts in LEO. This will also move forward the possibility of international cooperation in the matter of selecting crew members from different countries. A strategy for reaching a similar agreement for BLEO will be initiated.







- SG 3.25 The Maintainability and Supportability of Manned Spacecrafts in Deep Space

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 3.25The study group, established in 2016, aims at producing a report by end of 2018. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

Aiming at characteristics of manned exploring in deep space about long period, considering roundly  the problems faced to solve with maintenance and repairs, spares carrying and supplying, reliability and fault-tolerant redundant of manned spacecrafts in deep space, carrying out analysis of maintainability and supportability with different strategies, forming multi-parameter optimization design; based on the analysis results, research the implementation of maintainability and supportability with new technologies, providing different solutions and schemes







- SG 3.28  Strategy of Low Cost and Large Scale Access to Space in Future

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 3.28
The study group, established in 2016, aims at producing a report by end of 2019. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

This study will focus on the requirement of large scale access to space and how to launch thousands of payloads at low-cost. The  corresponding technologies and methodology will be studied (low-cost design method of launch vehicles, Reusable technology, Launch Strategy for thousands of micro payloads, Private Vs. Governmental Management). Overall Goals are to identify the requirement of access to space and exploration payload in future, and required key technologies and methodology to meet this kind of requirement.







- SG 4.19 Promoting Global Space Knowledge and Expertise in Developing Countries

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 4.19The study group aims at producing a report by end of 2017. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. The persons interested by giving lectures or courses are most welcome and may join the group or contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international study team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required. Expenses will be covered for the persons involved in the teaching work in space emerging countries which is the core subject of the study.

The Study aims at setting up a database of experts, retirees in particular, who are interested in participating in projects that will enhance the capacity and capability of emerging space nations and developing countries to benefit from space activities. This would contribute to the long term sustainability of outer space activities. The projects will be selected based on existing international mechanisms, such as UNCOPUOS and UNESCO, and will be sponsored through appropriate funding mechanisms that will be identified. The database will be hosted by IAA and all experts, Academicians or not, are warmly invited to join the group.  







- SG 4.20 Space Information Application in Earthquake Emergency Response

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 4.20The study group, established in April 2015, aims at producing a report by April 2018. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. University students (Engineer Institute, Master, and PhD) are welcomed. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

The study aims at forming a collaborative satellite rapid response mechanism for earthquake emergency response and providing a platform for international experts to contribute their wisdom in earthquakes. This would contribute to the long term sustainability of making full use of international advanced technology and experience for earthquake emergency response. Intermediate Goals are: 1. Integration and sharing of massive RS data; 2. Innovation of the remote sensing in earthquake emergency theory and technology; 3. Training of international young experts and the professional team; 4.Formation of the exchange mechanisms of satellite information in earthquake emergency response; 5. Enhance international exchange of remote sensing data and products in seismic disaster degree and extent; and 6. Construction of international cooperative on remote sensing of earthquake emergency response. Academicians or not, are warmly invited to join the group.






- SG 5.10- Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Political, Legal and Economic Considerations

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 5.10The study group, re-established in 2015, aims at producing a report by end of 2017. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. University students (Law, space law, economics, Engineer Institute, Master, and PhD) are welcomed. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

The yearly growth of debris in Earth orbit poses an increasing risk to safe and secure operation of spacecraft, especially in low Earth orbit (LEO). It is becoming increasingly clear that mitigation measures will not be enough to ensure a sustainable future for space operations. In addition to the extraordinary technical challenges presented by orbital debris removal, the effort also raises significant policy, legal, and economic challenges. This study, which is intended as follow-on to the current Commission 5 study, “Space Debris Environment Remediation,” will focus on understanding the current policy and legal issues raised by removal of debris from orbit and other possible remediation techniques. It will also examine the economic impacts of debris removal. Finally, the study will examine proposed policy and legal changes in the management of Earth orbit activities and recommend possible courses of action to follow in achieving a safer, sustainable orbital environment. Policy Issues: This study will examine these and other policy issues. It will especially explore how international cooperative mechanisms might ease fears that debris removal would be used for spying on commercial or State secrets. Legal Issues: Legal issues on debris removal will be extremely challenging to resolve. Economic Issues: Even if the policy and legal issues can be solved, the costs of debris removal are likely to be very high. This report would examine the various technical proposals that are being put forth to deal with debris removal and attempt to identify the cost issues associated with the most promising ones. It would also explore options for paying for debris removal.



- SG 6.16- STEM / STEAM for Space - Grand Chalenges

Deadline December 1st, 2017

IAA SG 6.16The study group, established in March 2014, aims at producing a report by end of 2017. Any person interested may apply to join the group open to non members of the Academy, subject to appropriate qualification. University students (Law, space law, economics, Engineer Institute, Master, and PhD) are welcomed. The persons interested in participating may contact by email the IAA office or call at 33 1 47 23 82 15. The work of the international team is on volunteer basis with primarily use of internet, no travel required.

The main goal of the IAA Multi-Commission Study Group “STEM/STEAM for Space: Grand Challenges” is to determine what needs to be done to enhance the impact of space science and technology on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education for the improvement all of society and, eventually, for the spread of mankind into the cosmos. This will involve the investigation of the long-term impact of STEM/STEAM education on Space Science and Technology for the future of Space Exploration. It will be carried out by the elite body of the IAA and its ambassadors from each IAA commission, with the cooperation of the most prestigious national academies around the globe through joint workshops, video-conferences, meetings. Annual reports will be used to make valuable recommendations for a road-map of action for all participants.
 








How to respond to the Calls for Participating in IAA Studies

In this section the International Academy of Astronautics announces the various opportunities to join an IAA study group. The announcement includes information about accessibility for non-members of the Academy including students, young professonals, etc. Clicking on the study title will allow more information about the Study Group proposal, Study Group leaders and initial membership. Interested candidates in any of the above studies must send by email to IAA office the study identification number along with their name, address, current work activity and short bio (phone number (33) 1 47 23 82 15 or Fax (33) 1 47 23 82 16).










































 
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