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IAC 2015 Jerusalem Print
66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

12-16 October 2015
Jerusalem, Israel





A1. SPACE LIFE SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM

This symposium jointly organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) addresses all aspects of space life sciences research and practice in human and robotic spaceflight, from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to the universe beyond, and from the Big Bang to the lives of future explorers on other planets of our solar system.

Coordinators
Oleg Orlov, SSC RF-Institute of Biomedical Problems RAS — Russian Federation
Peter Graef, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — Germany

A1.2. Human Physiology in Space (1)

This session focuses on space physiological research that relates to human health and to the countermeasures employed to maintain health and performance.

Co-Chairs
Inesa Kozlovskaya, State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences — Russian Federation
Rupert Gerzer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — Germany

Rapporteur
Thais Russomano, Microgravity Centre — Brazil

A1.3. Human Physiology in Space (2)

This session focuses on space physiological research that relates to human health and to the countermeasures employed to maintain health and performance.

Co-Chairs
Hanns-Christian Gunga, Charité - University Medicine Berlin — Germany
Satoshi Iwase, Aichi Medical University — Japan

Rapporteur
Jeffrey R. Davis, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Johnson Space Center — United States

A1.4. Medical Care for Humans in Space

This session focuses on medical care for astronauts including operational medicine aspects, countermeasure development and applications as well as needs for future care for astronauts during long term stays in space and missions to and on the Moon and Mars.  A further focus will lie on medical care for passengers and operators of commercial suborbital and orbital space flights.

Co-Chairs
Oleg Orlov, SSC RF-Institute of Biomedical Problems RAS — Russian Federation
Patrik Sundblad, ESA — Sweden

Rapporteur
Peter Graef, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — Germany

A1.5. Radiation Fields, Effects and Risks in Human Space Missions

The major topics of this session are the characterisation of the radiation environment by theoretical modelling and experimental data, radiation effects on physical and biological systems, countermeasures to radiation and radiation risk assessment.

Co-Chairs
Guenther Reitz, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — Germany
Ronald J. White, Montana Tech of The University of Montana — United States

Rapporteur
Giovanni De Angelis, Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS) — Italy

A1.6. Astrobiology and Exploration

A new era of space exploration will soon expand into a global endeavour to achieve highly ambitious goals such as establishing human bases on the Moon, journeys to Mars and the construction of new infrastructures in space. Astrobiology plays a key role in the strategic search for organic compounds and life on Mars and other planetary objects in our solar system and can provide support in the preparation of human exploration endeavours. The session invites papers of astrobiological content supporting future robotic and human exploration missions.

Co-Chairs
Pascale Ehrenfreund, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — United States
Petra Rettberg, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — Germany

Rapporteur
Inge ten Kate, SETI Institute — United States

A1.7. Life Support, habitats and EVA Systems

This session will address strategies, solutions and technologies in providing for human requirements during future deep space and planetary/lunar surface exploration.

Co-Chairs
Chiaki Mukai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) — Japan
Klaus Slenzka, OHB System AG-Bremen — Germany

A1.8. Biology in Space

This session focuses on all aspects of biology and biological systems related to gravity in ground-based and space flight experiments as well as on topics not covered by other sessions of this symposium.

Co-Chairs
Marlene Grenon, University of California, San Francisco — United States
Nicole Buckley, Canadian Space Agency — Canada

Rapporteur
Fengyuan Zhuang, Beihang University — China

A1.IP. Interactive Presentations

Coordinators
Oleg Orlov, SSC RF-Institute of Biomedical Problems RAS — Russian Federation
Peter Graef, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) — Germany


A4. 44th SYMPOSIUM ON THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE (SETI) – The Next Steps

This symposium organised by the IAA deals with the scientific, technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) including a discussion of all kinds of contacts. The technical side is not limited to the microwave window, but includes also optical and any kinds of radiation. The interdisciplinary aspects include all societal implications, risk communication and philosophical considerations of any discovery or contact.

Coordinator
Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) — Italy

A4.1. SETI 1: SETI Science and Technology

All technical aspects involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, including current and future search strategies.

Co-Chair
Douglas Vakoch, SETI Institute and California Institute of Integral Studies — United States

A4.2. SETI 2: SETI and Society


All aspects concerning the societal implications of extraterrestrial intelligence are considered, including public reaction to a discovery, risk communication and the possible impacts on society.

Co-Chair
Lori Walton, Tigerstar Geoscience — Canada

A4.IP. Interactive Presentations

Coordinator
Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) — Italy

A5. HUMAN EXPLORATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM SYMPOSIUM

This Symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), covers the strategic plans, architectural concepts and technology development for future human exploration of the Moon, Mars, Lagrangian Points and NEO’s.

Coordinators
Christian Sallaberger, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation — Canada
Maria Antonietta Perino, Thales Alenia Space Italia — Italy

A5.1. Human Exploration of the Moon and Cislunar Space

This session will examine the scenarios and infrastructure required to support human exploration of the Moon and Cislunar space. Papers are invited to discuss technology roadmaps as well as interfaces to allow international cooperation.

Co-Chairs
Michael Raftery, Boeing Defense Space & Security — United States
Nadeem Ghafoor, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation — Canada

Rapporteurs
Kathy Laurini, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — United States
Uwe Apel, Hochschule Bremen — Germany

A5.2. Human Exploration of Mars


This session will examine the scenarios and infrastructure required to support human exploration of Mars and the moons of Mars. Papers are invited to discuss technology roadmaps as well as interfaces to allow international cooperation.

Co-Chairs
Maria Antonietta Perino, Thales Alenia Space Italia — Italy
Nadeem Ghafoor, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation — Canada

Rapporteur
Norbert Frischauf,  — Austria

A5.3-B3.6. Human and Robotic Partnerships in Exploration - Joint session of the Human Spaceflight and Exploration Symposia

This session seeks papers on new systems and technologies for current human spaceflight and exploration programmes, and the role of human and robotic partnerships in areas such as onboard robotic assistants, habitat / infrastructure construction support, human mobility support systems (e.g. EVA mobility aids, rovers); and robotic precursor activities to human spaceflights for test, validation, and demonstration of systems. This session also welcomes papers considering how the roles of humans, machines and intelligent systems are likely to evolve in the coming years and the corresponding impact on complex mission design, implementation, and operations.

Co-Chairs
Christian Sallaberger, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation — Canada
Pierre Jean, Canadian Space Agency — Canada

Rapporteur
Mark Hempsell, Hempsell Astronautics Limited — United Kingdom

A5.4-D2.8. Human Missions to Libration points and NEO's

This session will explore heavy-lift launch capabilities for human deep space exploration missions, program architectures, technology demonstrations as well as the issues of scientific and political motivations and international cooperation.

Co-Chairs
Charles E. Cockrell Jr., National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — United States
Ernst Messerschmid, University of Stuttgart — Germany
K. Bruce Morris, Teledyne Brown Engineering — United States
Yuguang Yang, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC) — China

Rapporteurs
Gerhard Schwehm, European Space Agency (ESA) — Spain
Steve Creech, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — United States

A5.IP. Interactive Presentations

Coordinators
Christian Sallaberger, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation — Canada
Maria Antonietta Perino, Thales Alenia Space Italia — Italy


A6. SPACE DEBRIS SYMPOSIUM

The Symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), will address the complete spectrum of technical issues of space debris: measurements, modelling, risk assessment in space and on the ground, reentry, hypervelocity impacts and protection, mitigation and standards, and Space Surveillance.

Coordinators
Christophe Bonnal, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) — France
J.-C. Liou, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — United States

A6.1. Measurements

This session will address advanced ground and space-based measurement techniques, related processing methods, and results characterization of orbital and physical properties of space debris.

Co-Chairs
Heather Cowardin, Jacobs Technology, ESCG — United States
Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute University of Bern (AIUB) / SwissSpace Association — Switzerland

Rapporteur
Vladimir Agapov,  — Russian Federation

A6.10-YPVF.5. Space Debris Young Professionals Virtual Forum

A safe and secure space environment is a requirement for all current and future space activities. The sustainability of the space environment is today challenged by a number of threats, the most pressing one being the alarming proliferation of space debris. Space debris has become a major concern for all current as well as future space actors.
This virtual session will be a multi-disciplinary forum on emerging issues related to space debris, aimed at raising awareness around this critical threat to space activities. This discussion will present the challenges presented by this threat and how it is currently being addressed at the international, regional and national levels and will seek to explore the way forward. This virtual session will be organised by the IAF Technical Committee on Space Security and the IAF Space Debris Committee.

Co-Chairs
Charlotte Mathieu, European Space Agency (ESA) — France
Kevin Stube, The Planetary Society — United States

Rapporteur
Christophe Bonnal, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) — France

A6.2. Modelling and Risk Analysis

This session will address the characterization of the current and future debris population and methods for in-orbit and on-ground assessments. The in-orbit analysis will cover collission risk estimates based on statistical population models and deterministic catalogues, and active avoidance.

Co-Chairs
Carmen Pardini, ISTI-CNR — Italy
Marlon Sorge,  — United States

Rapporteur
Sven Kevin Flegel, Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR) — Germany

A6.3. Hypervelocity Impacts and Protection

The session will address passive protection, shielding and damage predictions. Shielding aspects will be supported by experimental and computational results of HVI tests. Use of HVI techniques for debris mitigation.

Co-Chairs
Frank Schaefer, Fraunhofer - Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI) — Germany
Norman Fitz-Coy, University of Florida — United States

Rapporteur
Alessandro Francesconi, University of Padova - DII/CISAS — Italy

A6.4. Mitigation and Standards

This session will focus on the definition and implementation of debris prevention and reduction measures and vehicle passive protection. The session will also address space debris mitigation guidelines and standards that exist already or are in preparation at the national or international level.

Co-Chairs
Christian Cazaux, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) — France
Holger Krag, European Space Agency (ESA) — Germany

Rapporteur
Akira Kato, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) — Japan

A6.5. Space Debris Removal Technologies

This session will address active removal techniques "ground and space based" and identify implementation difficulties and maturity of proposed technologies.

Co-Chairs
Fabrizio Piergentili, University of Rome "La Sapienza" — Italy
M.Y.S. Prasad, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) — India

Rapporteur
Fabio Santoni, University of Rome “La Sapienza” — Italy

A6.6. Space Debris Removal Concepts

This session will address active removal concepts "ground and space based" and identify innovative solutions and the steps for developing the concepts into reality.

Co-Chairs
Nicolas Bérend, Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA) — France
Seishiro Kibe, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) — Japan

Rapporteur
Mark Matney, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Johnson Space Center — United States

A6.7. Operations in Space Debris Environment, Situational Awareness

This session will address the multiple aspects associated to safe operations in Space dealing with Space Debris, including operational assessment from observations, catalogue build-up and maintainance, data aggregation from different sources, relevant data exchanges standards and conjunctions analyses.

Co-Chairs
David Finkleman, International Academy of Astronautics — United States
T.S. Kelso, Center for Space Standards and Innovation — United States

Rapporteur
Juan Carlos Dolado Perez, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) — France

A6.8. (joint session with Space Security Committee): Policy, Legal, Institutional and Economic Aspects of Space Debris Detection, Mitigation and Removal

This session will deal with the non-technical aspects of space debris detection, mitigation and removal. Policy, legal and institutional aspects includes role of IADC and UNCOPUOS and other multilateral bodies. Economic issues including insurance, financial incentives and funding for space debris mitigation and removal. The role of international cooperation in addressing these issues will be considered.

Co-Chairs
Brett Biddington, Space Industry Association of Australia — Australia
Darren McKnight, Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI) — United States

Rapporteur
Charlotte Mathieu, European Space Agency (ESA) — France

A6.9. Modelling and Orbit Determination

This session will address aspects of space debris orbit determination related to assessment of raw and derived data accuracy, optical measurements processing and modelling and risk analysis of space debris.

Co-Chairs
Heiner Klinkrad, European Space Agency (ESA) — Germany
Moriba Jah, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) — United States

Rapporteur
Hugh G. Lewis, University of Southampton — United Kingdom

A6.IP. Interactive Presentations

Coordinators
Christophe Bonnal, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) — France
J.-C. Liou, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — United States

 
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