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- Registration for the Academy Day Bremen must be sent by email or by Fax (33 1 4723 8216) before the September 15, 2018 deadline.

 Conferences and events to come

24-27 September, 5th IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium (SFS), Saint-Petersburg, Russia
29 September - 04 October, IAA Commission, Study Group, and Committee meetings, Bremen, Germany.
30 September, IAA Academy Day, Bremen, Germany. Registration is now open (restricted to IAA members only).
01-05 October, 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany

Please see the IAA calendar of events for more information and IAA e-newsletter.

  
IAA 2018 elections


The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected this month the 2018 new Academicians in a highly selective process. Newly elected corresponding members and members are from 25 countries. Many Academicians will be inducted on 30 September 2018 on the occasion of the Academy Day in Bremen, Germany. Registration is now open (restricted to IAA members only).

  
IAA 2018 Honorary Members


The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is announcing the new Honorary Members as of July 2018: Aldrin Buzz, USA ; Almar Ivan, Hungary ; Blamont Jacques, France; Casal Federico, Switzerland ; Chong Yean-Joo, Singapore; Jasentuliyana Nandasiri, Sri Lanka; Kasturirangan Krishnaswamy, India; Klein Karl E, Germany; Kuchma Leonid D., Ukraine; Leonov Alexei A., Russia; Ninomiya Keiken, Japan; Ortner Johannes, Austria; Payette Julie, Canada; Zaganescu Nikolae F, Romania.

   IAA Call for Hosting

The International Academy of Astronautics is inviting proposals from candidate Local Organizing Committees to host the 2021 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in the spring 2021 (April-May). Please see the IAA Call for Hosting PDC 2021.

 IAA Academy Day in Pasadena, USA

IAA Academy Day took place on July 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California, USA at the occasion of the COSPAR Congress. Scientific program of the Academy Day is available. Speakers were Ralph L. McNutt. Jr., Rainer Sandau, Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Guenther Reitz, Robert T. Pappalardo, Claire Vallat, Claudio Maccone, Bernard Foing and Arthur M. Dula. The Pasadena Academy Day was followed by an IAA Awards Dinner & Induction Ceremony for newly elected members.

IAA dinner in Pasadena, CA, USA on July 14, 2018

IAA dinner in Pasadena, CA, USA on Saturday July 14, 2018


 IAA Spring meetings

IAA Spring meetings were held on March 26-27, 2018 in Paris, France at IAA Office building. Academicians were invited to attend Study Group meetings and Commission meetings. Detailed program with the list of all meetings (Standing Committees and Permanent Committees) is available. An IAA Awards Dinner with an Induction Ceremony for newly elected members was scheduled on March 26, 2018.

IAA newly elected members in Paris on March 26, 2018

IAA newly elected ceremony in Paris, France on Monday March 26, 2018.


 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop

The 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop took place on 04-07 December 2017 in Roma, Italy. The event, organized by GAUSS Srl under the aegis of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), gathered many participants from all around the world belonging to the Space academic, scientific and industry domains. During this forum, high level speakers have presented scientific and technical Papers on the Microsatellites related field, sharing their knowledge on the several aspects of the small satellite missions and the CubeSats community. IAA Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant – member of the Program Committee - gave the Opening Lecture and co-chaired the Conference with Professor Filippo Graziani (GAUSS President and IAA member) and other experts. The program was organized into Invited Lectures and Technical Sessions structured according to the following Topics: Launch Opportunities, Payload, Space Mission Analysis and Design, Attitude Control, Space Debris, PoquetCubes, CubeSats Subsystems and New Perspectives. An IAA Regional Meeting and Guided Tours were also organized during the Conference days.

4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop

4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop participants, Roma, Italy



 IAA Regional Meeting Roma

An IAA Regional Meeting was held on December 5, 2017 in Roma, Italy. Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant gave the opening speech followed by an introduction by Regional Secretary Prof. Antonio Viviani and a lecture “This star as a tail, which makes it very beautiful... The Rosetta mission” by Academician Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi. Meeting participants gathered in a gala dinner with an induction of newly elected members: Prof. Mohamed Argoun, full Member for Section 1 on Basic Sciences, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, corresponding member for Section 2 on Engineering Sciences, Prof. Giampiero Naletto, corresponding member for Section 1 on Basic Sciences, and Dr. Chantal Cappelletti, full Member for Section 2 on Engineering Sciences.

 

IAA Regional Meeting in Roma, Italy - December 5th, 2017

Prof. Mohamed Argoun, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, Prof. Giampiero Naletto, Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Dr. Chantal Cappelletti, and Prof. Antonio Viviani.


 21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium

The 21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium took place on 27-30 November 2017 in Shenzhen, China. Many participants gathered on this occasion and discussed the future challenges related to human spaceflights. The program was scheduled with a total of 14 regular technical sessions and more than 120 papers presented. There was also a dedicated Astronaut session. A gala dinner with an induction ceremony of newly elected Academicians was organized during the conference.

IAA 21st Humans in Space Symposium, Shenzhen, China 2017

Astronauts, VIP participants and organizers at the opening ceremony
of the IAA 21st Humans in Space Symposium on November 27, 2017



 7th
IAA-CSA Conference on Space Technology Innovation

The Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) have successfully co-organized the 7th Conference on Space Technology Innovation held on November 23-24, 2017 in Shanghai, China. The conference focussed on the theme of how advanced space technology benefits human society, discuss related topics of space development, and further promote the international cooperation.  Several different topics were discussed like satellite technology, satellite applications, commercialization of satellite applications, and international cooperation and policies.


IAA newly elected ceremony Shanghai, China, November 2017

IAA newly elected members in Shanghai, China


 1st
IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness

The 1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA) took place in Orlando, Florida, USA on November 13-15, 2017. Many participants from 16 different countries and 17 US states gathered at this event. The conference covered broad-ranging technical and policy related aspects associated with the topic of Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Final program is now available online. Prof. Riccardo Bevilacqua received his 2017 IAA newly-elected diploma presented by Secretary-General Jean-Michel Contant at this occasion.

 

IAA ICSSA conference in Orlando

1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness participants, Orlando, FL, USA, 13 November 2017



IAA Academy Day Adelaide


Many IAA new members were inducted on September 24, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia, during the Academy Day Honor Night Dinner. IAA awards were also given at this occasion. Academy Day program is available.

 

IAA von Karman award 2017 - Stamatios Krimigis

Prof. Anatoly Perminov, IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities, Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, IAA President, Dr. Stamatios M. Krimigis, IAA von Karman award 2017, Prof. Hiroki Matsuo, IAA Vice-President Finance


IAA Laurels for team Achievement award 2017 - IKAROS

Dr. Yuichi Tsuda, Dr. Takayuki Yamamoto, Dr. Osamu Mori and Dr. Junichiro Kawaguchi, IAA Laurels for team achievement award 2017 - IKAROS team


Seishiro Kibe - IAA Engineering Sciences Section Award 2017

Dr. Seishiro Kibe, IAA Engineering Sciences Section Award 2017 and Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, IAA Engineering Sciences Section Chairman


Rhoda Hornstein - IAA Social Sciences Section Award 2017

Dr. Rhoda S. Hornstein, IAA Social Sciences Section Award 2017, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary-General, Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso, IAA Social Sciences Section Chairman



1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites - Serving the Needs for the Benefits of the Region

The 1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites - titled "Serving the Needs for the Benefits of the Region" - took place in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar from August 21-23, 2017. Initiated by IAA academician Dr. M. Saandar on behalf of the Mongolian small satellite community the symposium was organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), hosted and supported by the Mongolian Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (MSPRS), the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) and MonMap Engineering Services as well as promoted by the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Sciences and Sports (MECSS), the National University of Mongolia (NUM), the Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS) and the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

 

1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites

1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites participants




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