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 Conferences and events to come

17-19 November, 2019 International Symposium on the Peaceful Use of Space Technology (HEALTH), Zhuhai, China. Preliminary program is available.
22 November, IAA Academy Day Beijing, China.

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


   IAA Honorary Member Alexei Leonov

IAA honorary Member Alexei Leonov died on October 11, 2019 at the age of 85.


   IAA new members 2019

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected in July 2019 new members, many of whom will be inducted on 20 October 2019 in Washington DC., USA during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.


   IAA Symposium on Space Debris

The IAA Italian Regional Symposium of Space Debris Observations from Basilicata, took place in Castelgrande, Italy on 09-11 July 2019. Conference Program is available.


  
IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration

The 11th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration - Moon, Mars and Beyond: Becoming an Interplanetary Civilization, took place in Torino, Italy on 17-19 June, 2019. Detailed program is available.


  
IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, Toulouse, France

The 13th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference took place in Toulouse, France from June 03 to June 05, 2019. Many participants gathered in University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse to discuss several topics related to low-cost planetary missions in 6 technical sessions. The conference is a forum for planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials to gather for the exchange of information and ideas for making this class of robotic mission richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost.

13th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference


IAA LCPM 2019 participants in Toulouse


  
IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany

The 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation took place on 06-10 May, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. 270 representatives from across the industry, government, and academic institutions of 37 countries gathered at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.  The SSEO symposium proposed a rich technical program with more than 60 paper presentations across 15 sessions, a special panel discussion, two poster sessions comprised of more than 40 summaries, but also an exhibition with a wide array of system and subsystem offerings needed for developing small satellite missions, launch accommodation, ground services, and information processing. The conference report is now available.


  
IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Washington DC area, USA

The 6th IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC) took place on 29 April-03 May, 2019, in Washington DC area, USA. Many experts gathered on this occasion and videos of the conference are now available. The conference included a hypothetical NEO/Earth impact event scenario. Press release and statements are also available on the conference website.

IAA PDC 2019 participants in Washington

IAA PDC 2019 participants in Washington


  
IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France

IAA spring meetings were held on March 25-28, 2019 in Paris, France. For more detailed information on IAA spring meetings, please see the IAA past list of events. New members were inducted on Tuesday 26 March 2019 during the IAA Award Dinner.

IAA Award Dinner in Paris, March 2019

Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso, IAA Trustee Section 4 Chair, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary-General, Mr. Federico Casal, new IAA Honorary Member, Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, IAA President, Prof. Anatoly Perminov, IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities, and Dr. Hiroki Matsuo, IAA Vice-President Finance, during the IAA Award Ceremony Dinner, March 26, 2019, Paris, France.













  
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 were inducted on 30 September 2018 on the occasion of the Academy Day in Bremen, Germany.

  
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

 

 


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