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International Academy of Astronautics
 
IAA Space Exploration Conference
 
Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration
 
January 09, 2014
Washington DC, USA


A pre-Summit Conference of the
HEADS OF SPACE AGENCIES SUMMIT ON EXPLORATION
 

 

http://www.iaaconferences.org/iaasummit2014

 




INTRODUCTION:

 

Heads of Space Agencies and their delegations will gather, in company with policy makers, government representatives, distinguished scientists, and leading Academicians from all over the world, on Friday 10 January 2014, in Washington, DC for an unprecedented IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Exploration to follow-on with the 2010 Summit Declaration.  In part with the gathering, renowned leaders from space-faring nations will engage in dialogue on topics of international concern: Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration.

As an introduction to the Summit, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organizes on Thursday 9 January 2014, a Pre-Summit Space Exploration Conference that will invite authors to present papers in any of the six parallel sessions covering the topics of planetary robotic and human spaceflight exploration: (1) Human Aspects in Spaceflight, (2) Scientific Goals in Robotics Missions, (3) Technical Factors:  Enabling Technologies/Common Requirements, (4) Private Industry Role in Space Exploration and Exploitation: Technical, Policy, and Legal Considerations, (5) Space Exploration: The Imperative of Global Cooperation and (6) Space Stations Utilization for Robotics and Human Spaceflight Exploration:



1)    Human Aspects in Spaceflight

The session will discuss Human Factors challenges related to Human Space Exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit and its implications for Human Exploration. Papers will address:
•    Opportunities to improve the Human physical and psychological conditions during the exploration trips,
•    Proposals for possible global cooperative programs and for applications to improve public health on Earth
•    Need to coordinate research on Human Factors for future exploration missions

The session will also present the main results of the 19th IAA Humans in Space Conference on the theme Challenges of Space Life Sciences for Future Exploration, Cologne, Germany, July 2013.


2)    Scientific Goals in Robotics Missions

The session will discuss current issues in scientific objectives of robotic exploration of the Solar System. Papers are invited to address:
•    Ultimate science goals for the exploration of the Moon and Mars, including preservation of the bio-organic environment in coordination with human exploration
•    Science beyond the Moon and Mars: Europa and the outer planets, Asteroids the new frontier?
•    Returning samples, the next challenge: returned sample analysis, containment, and curation
•    Incorporating scientific contributions from emerging countries: simple and/or cheaper ways to contribute to exploration, e.g., analog site studies
•    Opportunities for participation: exploiting existing databases for data analysis and training for emerging country scientists
•    Access to and distribution of new data and the bottleneck of remote database access: challenges in communication, IT infrastructure, etc.

The session will also present conclusions from recent conferences, including the 10th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, Pasadena, USA, July 2013.


3)    Technical Factors:  Enabling Technologies/Common Requirements
 
The session will discuss enabling technologies required by robotics and human space exploration missions as well its possible application to solve the global challenges on Earth. Special emphasis will be placed on papers proposing the involvement of Developing countries as well as cheaper ways to contribute to exploration. The session will discuss:
•    Enabling technologies including but not limited to transportation, Habitation, Life Control and Support Systems, Energy production, Planetary Entry and Landing, In-situ remote sensing and resources
•    Common requirements to Exploration missions like Interoperable Standards and Planetary Protection

The session will also present relevant results from the following conferences:
•    the 5th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Systems & Applications, Shanghai, China, May 2012
•    the 8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration on the theme Towards the Stars, Turin, Italy, July 2013
•    and the UN/China Workshop on Human Space Technology held in Beijing, China, September 2013


4)    Private Industry’s Role in Space Exploration and Exploitation: Technical, Policy, and Legal Considerations

Private industry is investing in products and services anticipating the existence or potential for development of broad commercial markets. The products or services developed would allow governments to purchase capabilities rather than investing in their development. This session will discuss:
•    Identification of markets and funding issues (national versus private)
•    Challenges in the provision of capabilities and business cases that will influence developments as space exploration expands into new frontiers in low Earth orbit and beyond
•    Potential commercial offerings in LEO, Cis-Lunar, Asteroid or Mars missions scenarios
•    Political and regulatory considerations that must be resolved
•    Approaches for accommodating tax policies, Intellectual Property protections, legal implications for exploiting in-space resources such as In-Situ Utilization on the Moon and Mars or asteroid mining, within the context of existing Space Treaties and possible new legal instruments
•    Considerations for planetary management (exploration, preservation, and exploitation) in space and on Earth


5)    Space Exploration: The Imperative of Global Cooperation

The session will discuss the need for global cooperation in human and robotic spaceflight programs, including ways to engage new and emerging countries.
The session will discuss:
•    Concrete examples of possible global space programs that involve both human and robotic elements including aspects dealing with policy, programmatic, mechanisms for international cooperation, sustainability, outreach, and culture
•    Comprehensive strategies for involving scientific, engineering as well as societal objectives to justify the Global Space Exploration


6)    Space Stations Utilization for Robotics and Human Spaceflight Exploration

There is an unprecedented opportunity to use the ISS and other space platforms to advance key enabling technologies for the next steps in space exploration. This would allow a validation of the new concepts in space before they have to be used in exploration beyond Earth orbit. Safety and security of exploration will thus be better ensured. The session will discuss:
•    Technologies and tools that would benefit from being tested in space
•    Innovative ideas for utilizing the ISS and other space stations in support of the robotics and human spaceflight exploration
•    Possible ways to engage new and developing countries in specific flight demonstrations will be presented, including technical and programmatic issues


PROGRAM:

Conference Preliminary program is available.

07h30-08h30 Registration

08h30-08h40 Opening Remarks
                         
Madhavan Nair, IAA President; Jean Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General

08h40-08h55 IAA Planetary Robotic Exploration Activities Presentation
                         
Marcello Coradini, (ESA/JPL) and Catharine Conley (NASA HQ)

08h55-09h10 IAA Human Spaceflight Activities Presentation
                        
Giuseppe Reibaldi, (IAA) and Sundaram Ramakrishnan (ISRO, India)

09h15-12h15 Technical 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

12h15-13h30 Lunch Break

13h30-17h00 Technical 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
  
18h30 Reception and Gala Dinner

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) held a Reception and Gala Dinner on January 9, 2014 to reunite over 30 Heads of Space Agencies and their delegations as well as government officials, distinguished scientists, Summit participants and special guests.  Because this IAA Summit is taking place in cooperation and conjunction with the ministerial International Space Exploration Forum, a policy dialogue on space exploration at minister-level hosted for the first time by the US Department of State, this gala dinner brought together both communities and Ministers and their delegations. 

 

Roger Krone at the IAA Gala Dinner

Roger Krone, President of Network and Space Systems for Boeing Defense, Space & Security at the Boeing Company receiving a token of appreciation during the Gala dinner on January 9, 2014 from Madhavan Nair, IAA President and Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General.



REGISTRATION:

Registration is closed.

Registration includes both the Space Exploration Conference (January 09, 2014) and the Heads of Space Agencies Summit (January 10, 2014).


 For more detailed information, please visit:



http://www.iaaconferences.org/iaasummit2014



CALL FOR PAPERS:

Call for Papers deadline was November 15, 2013.
Call for Papers (pdf print version).
Instructions and guidelines for abstract submission.



VENUE:

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA


CONTACT:

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

6 rue Galilée, BP 1268-16, 75766 Paris Cedex 16

Tel 331 47 23 82 15, Fax 331 47 23 82 16

spacexploration(at)iaamail.org

 








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