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IAA Human Spaceflight Programme Symposium

IAA-ISRO-ASI Symposium on
Human Spaceflight Programme

Human Spaceflight and Exploration: Present Challenges and Future Trends

January 22-24, 2020

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) are pleased to invite you to save the date for the first IAA-ISRO-ASI Symposium on Human Spaceflight Programme to be held on January 22-24, 2020 in Bangalore, India.

Experts from all over the world will gather to discuss and exchange on the main theme of the conference: Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends.

Technical sessions will be devoted to several topics like Human Spaceflight Challenges, Enabling technologies for human spaceflight – Present and Future, Ground systems for human spaceflight, Scientific and societal relevance of Human spaceflight, Policy aspects and Economics of Human Spaceflight.
The conference will also propose a Heads of Space Agencies Panel discussion, an Astronauts Panel discussion, a Gala dinner and a technical visit to ISRO facility.

Technical Sessions:

Technical Session-1: Human Spaceflight Challenges
•    Space Life science aspects
•    Life Support System technologies
•    Space hazard mitigation (Radiation/ Micro particle impact)
•    Space habitats
•    Crew selection and training
•    Hygiene management

Technical Session-2: Enabling technologies for human spaceflight – Present and Future
•    Enhancing Launch vehicle capabilities, safety, reliability etc.
•    Technologies for long duration human space flight missions
•    Space Robotics
•    Deep Space Exploration Challenges

Technical Session-3: Ground systems for human spaceflight
•    Crew training facilities
•    Simulation facilities
•    Mission control
•    Launch complex
•    Crew recovery

Technical Session-4: Scientific and societal relevance of Human spaceflight
•    Microgravity experiments carried out by human in space
•    Spin-offs

Technical Session-5: Policy aspects and Economics of Human Spaceflight
•    Future multilateral exploration goals and strategies
•    Commercial aspects of human spaceflight
•    Legal aspects of human spaceflight
•    Space Tourism
•    Outreach activities in human spaceflight programme

IAA ISRO ASI Human Spaceflight Conference 2019


Hotel Conrad, Bangalore, India
Ideally located near Mahatma Gandhi road, Bangalore soaring 24 stories above Central Business District, the beacon of Luxury, it offers one of the largest meeting spaces in the city with pillar less Grand Ball room of 7,555 sq.ft and 285 luxury rooms and suites with picturesque view of Ulsoor lake.


April 10, 2019:               Save the Date announcement
May 15, 2019:                Call for Papers & 1st Announcement
August 1, 2019               Opening of Registration
September 30, 2019:      Abstract submission deadline
December 1st, 2019:       2nd Announcement & Preliminary Program
December 15, 2019:        Early registration deadline
January 15, 2020:           Regular (online) registration deadline (Delegates who require invitation to obtain Indian visa are requested to register latest by early December 2019)
January 22-24, 2020:     Conference



Astorg Jean-Marc
Suresh Byrana N.

General Rapporteur:

Barvadheesh Pandian


Agarwal Anupam
Chander Avinash
Contant Jean-Michel
Frischauf Norbert
Haignere Jean-Pierre
Hufenbach Bernhard
Jordan Jens
Krivalev Sergey
Kunhikrishnan Pariyacheri
Lalithambika V.R.
Lopez Pedro
Pandian Samiayyan
Peeters Walter A.R.
Perino Maria Antonietta
Sevastiyanov Nikolay
Thomas Tessy
Umamaheswaran Raman
Unnikrishnan Nair Sreedharan
Viso Michel



Mr. P. Kunhikrishnan, Director, URSC


Mr. P.J.V.K.S. Prakash Rao, Deputy Director, SRQA, URSC
Mr. K. Sethuraman, Deputy Director, MISA, URSC
Dr. Alok Srivastava, Group Director, Thermal System Group, URSC
Mr. Vivek Singh, Director, OMPR, ISRO HQ
Mr. F.B. Singh, Scientist/Engineer- SG, ISTRAC
Mr. P. Selvaraj, Scientist/Engineer SG, LEOS
Mr. Kamran Ahmed, Scientist/Engineer -SF, PM&E, LPSC, Bangalore
Mr. Sudhir Kumar Shukla, Scientist/Engineer-SF, HSFC
Mr. Abhijeet Kibe, Scientist/Engineer -SE, DHSP, ISRO HQ

Member Secretaries

Mr. Devi Prasad Karnik, Chief General Manager, Facilities, URSC
Mrs. U. Sreerekha, Associate Director, ICLAP, ISRO HQ


Technical paper abstracts (250 to 500 words in length) in the areas described above or related to Human Spaceflight will be accepted electronically through the conference email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   beginning May 15, 2019. Please be sure to designate the topic area your paper addresses (see topics listed above). The deadline for receipt of abstracts is September 30, 2019. Abstract template is available below:

Abstract template - Bangalore 2020

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