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 IAA meetings modification

The situation related to the Covid-19 virus obliges us to modify the schedule of all Academy meetings as follows:
-1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites Stellenbosch, South Africa rescheduled  10-13 May 2021
 3rd IAA/AAS SciTech Forum  Moscow, Russia rescheduled December 08-11, 2020
- IAA Academy Day  and 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia rescheduled 28 January 2021
- IAA Academy Day and International Astronautical Congress Dubai, EAU, rescheduled 2021

We apologize for this exceptional situation and hope you will understand.

 Conferences and events to come

Cancelled: 23-27 March, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France

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

   IAA Academician Inesa Kozlovskaya

IAA Member Inesa Kozlovskaya died on February 19, 2020 at the age of 92.

   2nd IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness

The ICSSA 2020 conference was held in the Hilton Arlington, in Washington D.C., USA on January 14-16, 2020. This conference is intended to raise awareness of the growing problem of orbital debris and develop mitigation strategies. 62 people from 10 countries were in attendance, with the furthest traveling from Egypt, India, and the Republic of Korea. This conference was very successful, and many interesting ideas were shared. Increased international cooperation between countries is the goal of the next conference, scheduled to be held in 2021.

 2nd IAA ICSSA in Washington DC

2nd IAA ICSSA 2020 participants in Washington DC

   IAA Academy Day Washington

Newly elected members received their certificate during the IAA Academy Day on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.


IAA newly elected members in Washington DC, USA

IAA newly elected members in Washington DC

   IAA new members 2019

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected in July 2019 new members, many of whom were 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 e-newsletter

IAA e-newsletter is available with all IAA past events.



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