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IAA Space Exploration conference in Torino - 2017

International Academy of Astronautics
10th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration
Towards The Moon Village and Beyond
June 27-29, 2017
Torino, Italy


pdf print version of the Preliminary Program is 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 27 – 29 June 2017.


The International Academy of Astronautics is fostering global cooperation in Human and Robotics Space Exploration since more than 5 decades.
The International Space Station program is expected to be completed by 2024 and there is no global program agreed for Human Space Flight.
The goals of this new Symposium are to present the final results of IAA activities related to programs beyond Low Earth Orbit and discuss the Moon Village vision.The Moon Village is considered by many as the logic step for humans beyond LEO and a stepping stone for Mars exploration
 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.
Special effort will be devoted to involve young professionals and new space start-up companies related to exploration acting as a forum for fostering new initiatives
Papers related to Technology, Science, Programmatics, Economics, Ethical and Cultural aspects of the Moon Village and beyond are solicited, papers dealing with advanced concepts and new ideas are encouraged


Space Agencies/Industries participants are solicited to present their concept and programs for supporting the Moon Village vision as well as to join the discussions on new global programs beyond LEO 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


Les Johnson 
Giuseppe Reibaldi


Catharine Conley                Giancarlo Genta
Bernhard Hufenbach            Jan Kolar
Greg Matloff                       Les Johnson
Susan McKenna-Lawlor        Yoshinari Minami
Maria Antonietta Perino       Sundaram Ramakrishnan
Yury Razoumny                  Giuseppe Reibaldi
Andrea Sommariva             Yuichi Tsuda
Antonio Viviani                   Yang Yuguang


Sabrina Corpino    Giancarlo Genta
Nicole Viola


Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24

Call for Papers was available.

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.

Abstracts were to 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
E-mail:   spaceploration (at)

All intended papers were examined by an International Scientific Committee


Submission of abstract    Extended    April 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance                  April 25, 2017
Submission of camera-ready texts     May 31, 2017


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, 2017 a surcharge of € 80 will apply.

Official language of the Symposium is English.

A Program for Accompanying Parties will be arranged, if the number of participants will be sufficient.


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

For more detailed information, please visit the conference website:
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