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Future of Space Exploration - Torino 2015

International Academy of Astronautics
9th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration
Towards New Global Programmes
July 07-09, 2015
Torino, Italy


Preliminary Program is now available.

A new three-days International Symposium on the future of Space Exploration will be organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and Politecnico di Torino. The symposium will be held in Torino, on 07-09 July 2015.

The International Academy of Astronautics held in January 2014 the Head of Space Agencies Exploration Summit; 32 Head of Space Agencies attended this event.
To foster global cooperation in Human and Robotics Space Exploration, the Academy presented at the Summit, the preliminary outcome of 16 activities within a document called "IAA Proposals to Space Agencies". The goals of this new Symposium are to present the final results of these IAA activities, together with new proposals coming from Space Agencies, Industries and Research Centers. The aim is to promote an exchange of ideas and experiences, within the Space community, discussing the activites presented and proposing new concrete global space exploration activities involving established and emerging space agencies and industries.
Papers related to Technology, Science, Programmatics, Economics, Ethical and Cultural aspects of global programmes are solicited, papers dealing with advanced concepts and new ideas are encouraged.

Space Agencies/Industries participants are solicited to present their concept and programmes for global cooperation as well as to join the discussions on new global programmes including the IAA proposals.

•    Technology
Propulsion and  power generation
Mission and trajectory design
Attitude dynamics
Navigation, guidance and control
Very deep space telecommunications
Sensors, detectors and lens systems
Precursor interstellar missions
Nanotechnology and robotics
Innovative concepts
Regenerative life support systems
ISRU systems
Planetary protection

•    Science
Scientific objectives and payload requirements
Present outgoing scientific missions
Biosignatures from space
Medical problems of very long range spaceflight
Planetary environments

•    Programatics
Cooperation schemes and roadmaps
Reporting of the ongoing IAA Study Groups
Role of the ISS in space exploration

•    Motivations
Motivations and human aspects
Policy and international cooperation
Ideas from science fiction to technology

•    Economics
Funding  aspects and economic sustainability
Space mineral resources
Space resources exploitation

•    Ethics
Ethical aspects of long range exploration
From exploration to colonization
Ethical aspects of terraforming
Robot ethics
Adaptation of humans to new environments
Experience of 10 Years of ISS permanent activity

•    Cultural
Multicultural aspects of human space exploration
Outreach aspects of Space Exploration
Access to space for  emerging countries

Max Grimard
Les Johnson

Greg Benford
Catharine Conley
Jean-Michel Contant
Marcello Coradini
Giancarlo Genta
Gerda Horneck
Bernhard Hufenbach
Lu Yu
Greg Matloff
Mae Jemison
Les Johnson
Suzan McKenna Lawlor
Ming Li
Yoshinari Minami
Maria Antonietta Perino
Giuseppe Reibaldi
Andrea Sommariva
Francois Spiero
Yuichi Tsuda
Antonio Viviani
Giovanni Vulpetti


Sabrina Corpino
Giancarlo Genta
Nicole Viola

Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24

Call for papers is now closed.

Abstracts of papers intended for Presentation at the Symposium must be written in English on a single A4 page with the title, author's name affiliation and complete address. Authors are encouraged to send abstracts by e-mail to conference (at) before the April 15, 2015 deadline.

Abstracts must be mailed to:
Prof. Giancarlo Genta
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
I-10129 Torino (TO), ITALY
Phone: ++39 011 564 6922
Fax: ++39 011 564 6999
All intended papers will be examined by an International Scientific Committee

Submission of abstract April 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance April 25, 2015
Submission of camera-ready texts May 31, 2015

The Symposium Fee is 450 €, entitling to receive a copy of the Symposium Proceedings (expected to be available
at the symposium). For payments received after May 30, 2015 a surcharge of € 80 will apply.
Official language of the Symposium will be English.
A Program for Accompanying Parties will be arranged, if the number of participants will be sufficient.
To register, please use the conference registration form.


Corso Trento 13
I- 10129 TORINO
Ms. Giusy Spinasanta
Tel: (+39) 011 197424 33
Fax: (+39) 011 197 424 29
e-mail: gspinasanta(at)

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