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IAA Academy Day Adelaide

Academy Day

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)


Adelaide, Australia


Sunday 24 September 2017

Academy Day Panorama Room 1 & 2 located at Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia



09h00    Opening of the Academy Day, Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, IAA President,
09h05    The 2017 IAA Laurels for Team Achievement: The World's First Interplanetary Solar Sailor, IKAROS, Dr. Osamu Mori, CM2, JAXA, Japan
10h05    Introduction to China HEAD Aerospace Comp, Mr. Dachuang Zhou, M4, Chairman of the Board
10h30    Enabling Deep Space Exploration, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Mr. John Schumacher, M2, Vice-President
10h55    Introduction to ChinaRS Geoinformatics Group, Prof. Wang Jinnian, M1, Chairman, CEO
11h20    Introduction to MHI Space System, Mr. Hidemasa Nakanishi, Space Systems Business Development, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
11h45    Planetary Defense: global cooperation is a must, Prof. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, M2, Director General, ESA
12h00    IAA Luncheon

13h15    29th IAA Regular Meeting (Restricted Access)
14h15    End of Restricted Meeting

14h30 Study Groups Presentations
    Chair: Prof. G. Scott Hubbard, M2, USA

Introduction, Prof. Anatoly Perminov, M4, Russia, Vice-President Scientific Programs

Study 5.13 Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure
Prof. Marius-Ioan Piso, M4, Romania
Study 1.9 Satellite remote sensing of aerosols in the Earth atmosphere
Dr. Oleg Ventskovsky, M2, Ukraine
Study 3.27 Towards the utilization of the Moon, Preparing for Mars Exploration
Prof. Giancarlo Genta, M2, Italy
Study 3.29 Strategy and Feasibility Assessment of Collision Protection from Asteroid and Comet:
Concept, Technology, and Prospect, Prof. Bao Weimin
Study 5.14 Situation Report on Space Debris
Dr. Darren S. McKnight, M1, USA
Study 5.15 Space Traffic Management Towards a Roadmap for Implementation
Dr. Christina Giannopapa, Greece

17h30 End of Session
18h30 Awards Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony for Newly Elected


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

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