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    IAC-13 — 64th International Astronautical Congress

    A1. SPACE LIFE SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium, jointly organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), addresses all aspects of space life sciences research and practice in human and robotic spaceflight, from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to the reach of exploration missions and from the origin of the universe to the lives of future explorers on other planetary bodies.

    Coordinator

    Fengyuan Zhuang
    Beihang UniversityChina

    Shan-guang Chen
    China Astronaut Research and Training Center China

    A1.1. Behaviour, Performance and Psychosocial Issues in Space

    This session considers psychosocial, interpersonal, cultural, cognitive, circadian/sleep and human factors issues and countermeasures related to human spaceflight and space exploration.

    Chairman

    Bin Wu
    China Astronaut Research and Training Center China

    Nick Kanas
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)United States

    Rapporteur

    Jun Wang
    Astronaut Center of ChinaChina

    A1.2. Human Physiology in Space

    This session focuses on all aspects of spaceflight physiology that relate to human health and to the countermeasures employed to maintain health and performance.

    Chairman

    Inesa Kozlovskaya
    State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of SciencesRussian Federation

    Yinghui Li
    China Astronaut Research and Training Center China

    Rapporteur

    Patrik Sundblad
    ESASweden

    A1.3. Medical Care for Humans in Space

    This session focuses on medical care for astronauts including operational medicine aspects, countermeasure development and applications as well as needs for future care for astronauts during long term stays in space and missions to and on the Moon and Mars. A further focus will lie on medical care for passengers and operators of commercial suborbital and orbital space flights.

    Chairman

    Anatoly I. Grigoriev
    Russian Academy of SciencesRussian Federation

    Hanns-Christian Gunga
    Charité Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany

    Rapporteur

    Bai Ding
    Astronaut Center of ChinaChina

    A1.4. Radiation Fields, Effects and Risks in Human Space Missions

    The major topics of this session are the characterisation of the radiation environment by theoretical modelling and experimental data, radiation effects on physical and biological systems, countermeasures to radiation and radiation risk assessment.

    Chairman

    Giovanni De Angelis
    Skolkovo Institute of Science and TechnologyRussian Federation

    Yeqing Sun
    Dalian Maritime UniversityChina

    Rapporteur

    Nicole Buckley
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    A1.5. Astrobiology and Exploration

    Astrobiology plays a key role in the preparation of space exploration endeavours to find life in our solar system and beyond. Investigating habitability constraints and instrument technology to search for organic compounds and life provides support to current and future robotic missions to inner and outer solar system bodies as well as human exploration missions targeting the Earth-Moon-Mars space. The session invites papers of astrobiological content supporting space exploration.

    Chairman

    Petra Rettberg
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Yufen Zhao
    CASChina

    Rapporteur

    Inge ten Kate
    SETI InstituteUnited States

    A1.6. Life Support and EVA Systems

    This session will address strategies, solutions and technologies in providing for human requirements during future deep space and planetary/lunar surface exploration.

    Chairman

    Chiaki Mukai
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Peter Graef
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Yongkang Zhou
    China Astronaut Research and Training Center China

    A1.7. Biology in Space

    This session focuses on all aspects of biology and biological systems related to gravity in ground-based and space flight experiments as well as on topics not covered by other sessions of this symposium.

    Chairman

    Marlene Grenon
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)United States

    Peng Shang
    Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina

    Rapporteur

    Fengyuan Zhuang
    Beihang UniversityChina

    A1.8. Multidisciplinary Space Life Sciences Research

    This session focuses on various types of multidisciplinary space life sciences research.

    Chairman

    Satoshi Iwase
    Aichi Medical UniversityJapan

    Yulin Deng
    Beijing Institute of TechnologyChina

    Rapporteur

    Jancy McPhee
    SciArt ExchangeUnited States

    A1.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Fengyuan Zhuang
    Beihang UniversityChina

    Shan-guang Chen
    China Astronaut Research and Training Center China

    A2. MICROGRAVITY SCIENCES AND PROCESSES SYMPOSIUM

    The objective of the Microgravity Science and Processes Symposium is to highlight and discuss the state of the art in microgravity (reduced-gravity) physical sciences and processes, as well as to prepare for future orbital infrastructure. Session topics cover all microgravity science disciplines (material science, fluid physics, combustion science, fundamental physics), current results and research perspectives, together with relevant technology developments.

    Coordinator

    Marcus Dejmek
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Vice-Coordinator

    Kenol Jules
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A2.1. Gravity and Fundamental Physics

    This session is devoted to the search of new fields of research in condensed matter physics and gravitational physics including cryogenic fluids, critical fluids, equivalence principle, atomic clock and plasma crystals.

    Chairman

    Francois Gonzalez
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Joachim Richter
    RWTH AachenGermany

    Rapporteur

    Qi Kang
    National Microgravity Laboratory, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.China

    A2.2. Fluid and Materials Sciences

    The main focus of the session is on perspective research fields in fluid and materials sciences, multi-phase and chemically reacting flows including theoretical modelling, numerical simulations, and results of pathfinder laboratory and space experiments.

    Chairman

    Nickolay N. Smirnov
    Moscow Lomonosov State UniversityRussian Federation

    Raimondo Fortezza
    Telespazio S.p.A.Italy

    Rapporteur

    Jean-Claude Legros
    Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium

    A2.3. Microgravity Experiments from Sub-Orbital to Orbital Platforms

    This session presents recent results of microgravity experiments from all disciplines using different microgravity platforms, including drop towers, parabolic aircrafts, sounding rockets and capsules.

    Chairman

    Raffaele Savino
    University of Naples "Federico II"Italy

    Ziad Saghir
    Ryerson UniversityCanada

    A2.4. Science Results from Ground Based Research

    This session is focused on the results of ground based preparatory experiments from all disciplines.

    Chairman

    Antonio Viviani
    Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"Italy

    Valentina Shevtsova
    Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium

    Rapporteur

    Nickolay N. Smirnov
    Moscow Lomonosov State UniversityRussian Federation

    A2.5. Facilities and Operations of Microgravity Experiments

    This session is devoted to new diagnosis developments, new instruments definition and concepts for the future, ground and flight operation (telescience, robotics, hardware & software).

    Chairman

    Marcus Dejmek
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rainer Willnecker
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Peter Hofmann
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    A2.6. Microgravity Sciences Onboard the International Space Station and Beyond - Part 1

    Aimed at the presentation of results obtained from large orbital platforms, in particular the ISS, as well as preparation scenarios for further long term flight opportunities, this session includes description and performance of ground and in-orbit infrastructures.

    Chairman

    Bernard Zappoli
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Kenol Jules
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Christoph Pütz
    Astrium Space TransportationGermany

    A2.7. Microgravity Sciences Onboard the International Space Station and Beyond - Part 2

    Aimed at the presentation of results obtained from large orbital platforms, in particular the ISS, as well as preparation scenarios for further long term flight opportunities, this session includes description and performance of ground and in-orbit infrastructures.

    Chairman

    Christoph Pütz
    Astrium Space TransportationGermany

    Peter Hofmann
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    Rapporteur

    Gabriel Pont
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    A2.P. Poster Session

    Chairman

    Marcus Dejmek
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    A3. SPACE EXPLORATION SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium covers the current and future robotic missions and material plans for initiatives in the exploration of the Solar System.

    Coordinator

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    A3.1. Space Exploration Overview

    This Session covers Space Exploration strategies and architectures, as well as technology roadmaps. Papers of both national and international perspectives are invited, as are papers dealing with the emerging area of commercial space exploration activities.

    Chairman

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Luc Frécon
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Keyur Patel
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    A3.2A. Moon Exploration – Part 1

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Chairman

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    A3.2B. Moon Exploration – Part 2

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Chairman

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    A3.2C. Moon Exploration – Part 3

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Chairman

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    A3.2D. Moon Exploration – Poster session

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Chairman

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    A3.3A. Mars Exploration – Part 1

    The planet Mars is being explored now and in the coming years with multiple robotic missions from a variety of nations. This session will cover current results from ongoing Mars missions and the designs for proposed Mars missions including expected experiments. Papers on any aspects of the search for evidence of extant or extinct Martian life, and forward and backward contamination are particularly welcome.

    Chairman

    Pierre W. Bousquet
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Vincenzo Giorgio
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Cheryl Reed
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    A3.3B. Mars Exploration – Part 2

    The planet Mars is being explored now and in the coming years with multiple robotic missions from a variety of nations. This session will cover current results from ongoing Mars missions and the designs for proposed Mars missions including expected experiments. Papers on any aspects of the search for evidence of extant or extinct Martian life, and forward and backward contamination are particularly welcome.

    Chairman

    Pierre W. Bousquet
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Vincenzo Giorgio
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Cheryl Reed
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    A3.3C. Mars Exploration – Part 3

    The planet Mars is being explored now and in the coming years with multiple robotic missions from a variety of nations. This session will cover current results from ongoing Mars missions and the designs for proposed Mars missions including expected experiments. Papers on any aspects of the search for evidence of extant or extinct Martian life, and forward and backward contamination are particularly welcome.

    Chairman

    Pierre W. Bousquet
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Vincenzo Giorgio
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Cheryl Reed
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    A3.4. Small Bodies Missions and Technologies

    This session will present the missions and technological aspects related to the exploration of small bodies including a search for pre-biotic signatures.

    Chairman

    Stephan Ulamec
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Susan McKenna-Lawlor
    Space Technology (Ireland) Ltd.Ireland

    Rapporteur

    Marc D. Rayman
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of TechnologyUnited States

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    A3.5. Solar System Exploration

    This session covers robotic missions for Solar System exploration (inner and outer planets and their satellites, and space plasma physics) except the Earth, Moon, Mars, and small bodies covered in other sessions of this symposium. Papers covering both new mission concepts as well as the associated specific technologies are invited.

    Chairman

    Junichiro Kawaguchi
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Mariella Graziano
    GMV Aerospace & Defence SAUSpain

    Rapporteur

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    A3.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    A4. 42nd SYMPOSIUM ON THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE (SETI) – The Next Steps

    This symposium organised by the IAA deals with the scientific, technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) including a discussion of all kinds of contacts. The technical side is not limited to the microwave window, but includes also optical and any kinds of radiation. The interdisciplinary aspects include all societal implications, risk communication and philosophical considerations of any kind of discovery or contact.

    Coordinator

    Claudio Maccone
    International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)Italy

    A4.1. SETI 1: SETI Science and Technology

    All technical aspects involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, including current and future search strategies.

    Chairman

    H. Paul Shuch
    The SETI League, Inc.United States

    A4.2. SETI 2: SETI and Society

    All aspects concerning the societal implications of extraterrestrial intelligence are considered, including public reaction to a discovery, risk communication and the possible impacts on society.

    Chairman

    Fengyuan Zhuang
    Beihang UniversityChina

    A4.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Claudio Maccone
    International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)Italy

    Gerson Seth Shostak
    SETI InstituteUnited States

    A5. HUMAN EXPLORATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM SYMPOSIUM

    This Symposium covers the strategic plans, architectural concepts and technology development for future human exploration of the Moon, Mars, Lagrangian Points and NEO’s.

    Coordinator

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    A5.1. Human Lunar Exploration

    This session will examine the scenarios and infrastructure required to support human lunar exploration. Papers are invited to discuss technology roadmaps as well as interfaces to allow international cooperation.

    Chairman

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Uwe Apel
    Hochschule BremenGermany

    A5.2. Human Mars Exploration

    This session will examine the scenarios and infrastructure required to support human Mars exploration. Papers are invited to discuss technology roadmaps as well as interfaces to allow international cooperation.

    Chairman

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Nadeem Ghafoor
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Rapporteur

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    A5.3-B3.6. Joint Session on Human and Robotic Partnerships to Realise Space Exploration Goals

    This session seeks papers on new systems and technologies for future human solar system exploration missions, and the role of human and robotic partnerships in areas such as human surface mobility systems (rovers); habitat/infrastructure construction; robotic assistants; and, precursor activities such as sample returns, in-situ plant growth and food and fuel production demonstrations. This session also welcomes papers considering how the roles of humans, machines and intelligent systems are likely to evolve in the coming years and the corresponding impact on complex mission design, implementation, and operations.

    Chairman

    Anthony R. Gross
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Rapporteur

    Alexandra Kindrat
    International Space University (ISU)Canada

    Mark Hempsell
    Hempsell Astronautics LimitedUnited Kingdom

    A5.4-D2.8. Joint Session on Going To and Beyond the Earth-Moon System: Human Missions to Mars, Libration Points and NEO’s

    This joint session will explore heavy-lift launch capabilities, existing or under study, for human deep space exploration missions, new science, programmearchitectures, technology demonstrations as well as the issues of scientific and political motivations and international cooperation. The session will also deal with worldwide needs, requirements and potential missions enabled by heavy lift launchers.

    Chairman

    Ernst Messerschmid
    University of StuttgartGermany

    Martin Sippel
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Gerhard Schwehm
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Leo Daniel
    University of New Orleans (Affiliate)United States

    Steve Creech
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A5.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    A6. SPACE DEBRIS SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium will address the complete spectrum of technical issues of space debris: measurements, modelling, risk assessment in space and on the ground, reentry, hypervelocity impacts and protection, mitigation and standards, and Space Surveillance.

    Coordinator

    Christophe Bonnal
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Mark Matney
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    Nicholas L. Johnson
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A6.1. Measurements

    This session will address advanced ground and space-based measurement techniques, related processing methods, and results of space debris characterisation.

    Chairman

    Thomas Schildknecht
    Astronomical Institute University of Bern (AIUB) / SwissSpace AssociationSwitzerland

    Vladimir Agapov
    Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, RASRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Patrick Seitzer
    University of MichiganUnited States

    A6.2. Modelling and Risk Analysis

    This session will address the characterisation of the current and future debris population and methods for in-orbit and on-ground risk assessments. The in-orbit analysis will cover collision risk estimates based on statistical population models and deterministic catalogues, and active avoidance.

    Chairman

    Carmen Pardini
    ISTI-CNRItaly

    Paula Krisko
    ESCG/JacobsUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Carsten Wiedemann
    TU Braunschweig, Institute of Space SystemsGermany

    A6.3. Hypervelocity Impacts and Protection

    The session will address passive protection, shielding and damage predictions. Shielding aspects will be supported by experimental and computational results of HVI tests. Use of HVI techniques for debris mitigation.

    Co-Chair

    Frank Schaefer
    Fraunhofer - Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)Germany

    Sergey Meshcheryakov
    TSNIIMASHRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Alessandro Francesconi
    University of Padova - DII/CISASItaly

    A6.4. Mitigation and Standards

    This session will focus on the definition and implementation of debris prevention and reduction measures and vehicle passive protection. The session will also address space debris mitigation guidelines and standards that exist already or are in preparation at the national or international level.

    Chairman

    Fernand Alby
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Heiner Klinkrad
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Michael Yakovlev
    Central Research Institute of Machine Building (FSUE/TSNIIMASH)Russian Federation

    A6.5. Space Debris Removal Issues

    This session will address active removal techniques “ground and space based”, review potential solutions and identify implementation difficulties.

    Co-Chair

    Fabio Santoni
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    V. Adimurthy
    Indian Space Researh OrganisationIndia

    Rapporteur

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    A6.6. Space Debris Removal Concepts

    This session will address active removal techniques “ground and space based”, review potential solutions and identify implementation difficulties.

    Chairman

    Phillip Anz-Meador
    ESCG/JacobsUnited States

    Seishiro Kibe
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Rapporteur

    Martin Rudolph
    Fraunhofer - Institute for High-Speed DynamicsGermany

    A6.7. Operations in Space Debris Environment, Situational Awareness

    This session will address the multiple aspects associated with safe operations in space dealing with Space Debris, including operational observations, orbit determination, catalogue build-up and maintenance, data aggregation from different sources, relevant data exchange standards and conjunction analyses.

    Chairman

    Darren McKnight
    Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)United States

    T.S. Kelso
    Center for Space Standards and Innovation (CSSI)United States

    Rapporteur

    Holger Krag
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    A6.8. Political, legal, Institutional and Economic Aspects of Space Debris Mitigation and Removal

    This session organised with Space Security Committee will deal with the non-technical aspect of space debris mitigation and removal. Political, legal and institutional aspects include the role of IADC and UNCOPUOS and other multilateral bodies. Economic issues include insurance, financial incentives and funding for space debris mitigation and removal. The role of international cooperation in addressing these issues will be considered.

    Chairman

    Kazuto Suzuki
    Hokkaido UniversityJapan

    Tommaso Sgobba
    International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyThe Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Charlotte Mathieu
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    A6.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Bonnal
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Mark Matney
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    Nicholas L. Johnson
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A7. SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE SPACE ASTRONOMY AND SOLAR-SYSTEM SCIENCE MISSIONS

    In the current difficult economic situation resulting in serious uncertainties in the planning of future major (flagship) missions, space agencies also offer opportunities for small and medium-size missions in support of the scientific community. NASA is re-emphasising the Explorer and Discovery lines of medium- missions, JAXA is promoting a small mission programme and ESA has recently released a call for small missions, not to mention the programmes of other space agencies consisting mainly of such medium/small missions. In order to achieve a good balance between the various classes of missions (from small to large scale) and avoid unnecessary duplication worldwide of missions addressing the same science questions, it is of utmost importance to coordinate planning activities internationally at an early stage and promote international collaboration. Capitalising on the science and technology-driven road maps at worldwide level, such as the recently released COSPAR Astronomy Roadmap for the post 2015 decade, the broad objective of the symposium will be to promote the exchange of information and ideas related to new technologies for all the space astronomy and solar-system missions of the future. The symposium will consist of both invited talks and contributed papers. The programme will cover the major scientific priorities in space astronomy and solar-system research worldwide and prospects for future missions including space agency and academia updated plans and will also address associated technology needs for both instruments and platforms. In the initial session the prime scientific motivations and needs in different fields will be reviewed with the various types of missions required. This will be followed by invited and contributed talks on the space-agency long-term views on a mix of small, medium and large-scale missions, including updates on their science objectives. Sessions will include invited talks on the required technology plans and challenges for specifically small and large missions, while others will focus on different scientific topics identifying also in this case the required technological developments for future payloads. For each topic, ample time will be devoted to contributed talks on the related technology studies and developments within industry and research laboratories.

    Coordinator

    Jacobus van Zyl
    SunSpaceSouth Africa

    Willem Hermsen
    Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)The Netherlands

    A7.1. Technology Needs (Part 1)

    Co-Chair

    Jacobus van Zyl
    SunSpaceSouth Africa

    Willem Hermsen
    Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)The Netherlands

    A7.2. Technology Needs (Part 2)

    Co-Chair

    Jacobus van Zyl
    SunSpaceSouth Africa

    Willem Hermsen
    Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)The Netherlands

    B1. EARTH OBSERVATION SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium focuses on space missions which deal with collecting information about the Earth and its environment. Session topics deal with all aspects of Earth observation missions including the policy and infrastructure of international cooperation and coordination, the emergence of commercial systems to satisfy market needs, the technical descriptions of new missions and sensors to be used, data processing and GIS, environmental applications and global change studies and the use of space-based technologies.

    Coordinator

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    Pierre Ranzoli
    EumetsatGermany

    B1.1. International Cooperation in Earth Observation Missions

    Focus is on efforts being made by governments, agencies and society to achieve coordination, cooperation and compatibility in the development of space-based Earth observation systems. Presentations are encouraged which involve cooperative efforts with developing countries. Papers on current and ongoing missions involving coordination among commercial, government and other entities are especially encouraged.

    Chairman

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    Pierre Ranzoli
    EumetsatGermany

    Rapporteur

    Brent Smith
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    B1.2. Future Earth Observation Systems

    Emphasis is on technical descriptions of planned and new space systems and missions for experimental and operational Earth observation. Descriptions of new concepts and innovative Earth observation systems are encouraged.

    Chairman

    Benoit Boissin
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Gilles Corlay
    SodernFrance

    Rapporteur

    Gunter Schreier
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    B1.3. Earth Observation Sensors and Technology

    Focus is on sensors now being developed or tested for all aspects of Earth observation. Particular emphasis is on new sensors for meeting the growing demand of user markets.

    Chairman

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

    Yean Joo Chong
    National University of SingaporeSingapore, Republic of

    Rapporteur

    Ralph Girard
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    B1.4. Earth Observation Data Management Systems

    Earth Observation Data Acquisition, Communication, Processing, Dissemination and Archiving.

    Chairman

    Carlo Ulivieri
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    Gunter Schreier
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Bruce K. Quirk
    U.S. Geological SurveyUnited States

    B1.5. Earth Observation Applications and Economic Benefits

    Earth Observation value-added products.

    Chairman

    Luigi Bussolino
    Bussolino and AssociatesItaly

    Paul Kamoun
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Yean Joo Chong
    National University of SingaporeSingapore, Republic of

    B1.6. Towards Implementation of GEOSS

    GEOSS, the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, is nearling the end of its ten year implementation phase. The session will address key GEOSS results, societal benefit areas being addressed, and prospects for enhanced sharing of Earth observation data with end users.

    Chairman

    Brent Smith
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    Jan Kolar
    Czech Space OfficeCzech Republic

    Rapporteur

    Simonetta Cheli
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    B1.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    Pierre Ranzoli
    EumetsatGermany

    B2. SPACE COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium examines development in technology, applications and systems as they relate to fixed and mobile communication services, satellite broadcasting, position determination, navigation and timing, and interactive multimedia provisioning.

    Coordinator

    Joe M. Straus
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Otto Koudelka
    Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)Austria

    B2.1. Space-Based Navigation Systems and Services

    New and emerging systems for satellite-based position, navigation and timing will be presented, including end user applications.

    Chairman

    Cédric Balty
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rita Lollock
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Norbert Frischauf
    SpaceTec Partners SPRLAustria

    B2.2. Near-Earth and Interplanetary Communications

    Systems with relative motion between space and ground segments, in both near-Earth and interplanetary environments, will be discussed with particular emphasis on unique concepts, techniques and technologies.

    Chairman

    Manfred Wittig
    European Space Agency (ESA), retiredThe Netherlands

    Ramon P. De Paula
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Dipak Srinivasan
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    B2.3. Advanced Technologies for Space Communications and Navigation

    Future promising space communication and navigation technologies will be presented, as applied to existing and developing systems.

    Chairman

    Edward W. Ashford
    Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)Austria

    M.G. Chandrasekhar
    Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.United States

    Rapporteur

    Elemer Bertenyi
    Canadian Aeronautics and Space InstituteCanada

    B2.4. Advanced Space Communications and Navigation Systems

    Advanced satellite communications and applications will be presented.

    Chairman

    Morio Toyoshima
    National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)Japan

    Robert Prevaux
    Space Systems/LoralUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Amane Miura
    National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)Japan

    B2.5. Fixed and Broadcast Communications

    Advances in fixed and broadcast systems will be presented, including Ka band operation and radio/television direct-to-user applications.

    Chairman

    Desaraju Venugopal
    Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.India

    Otto Koudelka
    Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)Austria

    Rapporteur

    Moon-Beom Heo
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    B2.6. Mobile Satellite Communications and Navigation Technology

    New and emerging technologies for mobile and personal satellite communications and navigation will be presented.

    Chairman

    Jean-Paul Aguttes
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Robert D. Briskman
    Sirius XM RadioUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Kevin Shortt
    Germany

    B2.7. Joint session on Dual Use (civil and military) Aspects of Telecommunications and GNSS

    This session, organised jointly by the Space Communications & Navigation Committee and the Space Security Committee (“Dual Use" Subcommittee), will address the dual use (civil and military) aspects of telecommunications and GNSS missions at programmatic, organisational and technical levels. Emphasis will be given to the lessons learned from programmes under development or in operation, particularly the bridges and barriers, and on future opportunities of such a dual use approach in future programmes.

    Chairman

    Agnieszka Lukaszczyk
    Planet Labs Inc.The Netherlands

    Rita Lollock
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Stephanie Wan
    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)United States

    B2.8-V.3. Space Communications and Navigation Young Professionals Virtual Forum

    A virtual session to present and discuss developments in a wide range of satellite communication topics, including fixed, mobile, broadcasting, and data relay technologies and services, as well as those for satellite based position determination, navigation, and timing. Both Earth orbital and interplanetary space communications topics can be addressed. This session is co-sponsored by the Space Communications and Navigation Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.

    Chairman

    Edward W. Ashford
    Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)Austria

    Kevin Stube
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Kevin Shortt
    Germany

    B2.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Joe M. Straus
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Otto Koudelka
    Joanneum ResearchAustria

    B3. HUMAN SPACE ENDEAVOURS SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium addresses all aspects of human space endeavours including the design, development, operation, utilisation and future plans of space missions involving humans. The scope covers past, present and future space endeavours.

    Coordinator

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    John Uri
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    B3.1. Overview Session (Present and Near-Term Human Space Flight Programmes)

    This session provides the forum for “Overview” papers and presentations on present and evolving human space programmes in and beyond Low Earth Orbit. It is anticipated that this session will include the current status of the International Space Station, the future plans of those nations with an autonomous or evolving human space flight programme and the spacecraft being developed to support them, and other human space flight programmes including those under development as commercial ventures. Technical papers to be presented are expected to portray the latest development of these programmes.

    Chairman

    Carlo Mirra
    Airbus Defence & SpaceGermany

    John Uri
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Rainer Willnecker
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    B3.2. How Can We Best Apply Our Experience to Future Human Missions?

    This session will provide a forum for the exchange of experience of previous human space flight missions like Apollo, Skylab, Soyuz, Salyut, Mir, Space Shuttle and ISS, and provide insight into how this information can be best used for designing future missions. Technical papers to be presented are expected to show the direct relationship between past missions and their potential influence on newly designed missions. Special attention will be given to cost reduction efforts with enhanced crew and vehicle safety.

    Chairman

    Dieter Sabath
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Sergey K. Shaevich
    Khrunichev State Research & Production Space CenterRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Gene Rice
    RWI - Rice Wigbels Int'lUnited States

    B3.3. Space Station Utilization

    This session focuses on all aspects for utilization of Space Stations with an emphasis on achievements and future plans. Topics for discussion include experiments, research, payloads, commercial and industrial utilization applications, engineering research and technology demonstrations, and educational uses. This session will also address utilization accommodations, new or proposed facilities and elements, and uses of the International Space Station as a testbed for future exploration.

    Chairman

    Kevin D. Foley
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    Maria Stella Lavitola
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Shannon Ryan
    Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)Australia

    B3.4-B6.5. Sustainable Operations of Present and Future Space Stations - Joint Session of the Human Space Endeavours and Space Operations Symposia

    This session will address key challenges and their solutions related to operations of the International Space Station as well as planned future space stations. The focus is on the sustainability of operations with respect to both technical and cost effectiveness. Topics to be discussed include space and ground segment operations, logistics, maintenance and transportation. Technical papers should demonstrate how the presented operational techniques support the long term sustainability of the related space infrastructure.

    Chairman

    Bob Chesson
    ESA (retired)United Kingdom

    Helmut Luttmann
    Airbus Defence and Space - Space SystemsGermany

    Maria Stella Lavitola
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Rachid Amekrane
    Airbus DS GmbHGermany

    B3.5. Astronauts: Those Who Make It Happen

    This session is designed to review and discuss issues related to a key element of human missions: the Astronauts. Papers are solicited covering topics such as how to select astronauts, astronaut safety, decision making process during space flight, actions at contingency situations onboard, functional roles and responsibilities of crewmembers and Mission Control Center, physical and cognitive impacts of long duration space flight, extravehicular activity and space vehicle maintenance, astronaut as a researcher and test-pilot in space, design and utilisations of suits and tools, recreation and entertainment in weightlessness, astronauts’ roles and challenges in surface operations (Moon, Mars and other planets), astronauts’ involvement in space programme development (DDT&E), and considerations for the international nature of crews.

    Chairman

    Alan T. DeLuna
    ATDL Inc.United States

    Igor V. Sorokin
    S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation EnergiaRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Tai Nakamura
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    B3.6-A5.3. Joint Session on Human and Robotic Partnerships to Realise Space Exploration Goals

    This session seeks papers on new systems and technologies for future human solar system exploration missions, and the role of human and robotic partnerships in areas such as human surface mobility systems (rovers); habitat/infrastructure construction; robotic assistants; and precursor activities such as sample returns, in-situ plant growth and food and fuel production demonstrations. This session also welcomes papers considering how the roles of humans, machines and intelligent systems are likely to evolve in the coming years and the corresponding impact on complex mission design, implementation, and operations.

    Chairman

    Anthony R. Gross
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Rapporteur

    Alexandra Kindrat
    International Space University (ISU)Canada

    Mark Hempsell
    Hempsell Astronautics LimitedUnited Kingdom

    B3.7. New Technologies, Processes and Operating Modes Enabling Future Human Missions

    This session is designed to examine the potential evolution of key elements of future human missions, especially those driven by affordability and sustainability requirements. Papers are solicited that address how to shape the future of technologies, logistics, processes, procedures, etc. to enable future human space mission objectives that will include exploration, commercial initiatives, tourism and industrial processes.

    Chairman

    Lionel Suchet
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Martin Zell
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Gi-Hyuk Choi
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    B3.8-E7.7. Joint IAF/IISL Session on Legal Framework for Cooperative Space

    This session hosts papers on topics related to the political and legal aspects of international collaboration in future human space missions and programmes such as the ISS lifetime extension, post ISS activities in LEO or Lunar Exploration. The session provides a forum to discuss the de jure regulatory framework and de facto implementation of such programmes during the development and operation phases. In addition, the session will address effects of extending the duration and partnership of the ISS programme and lessons learned from past collaborative programmes such as Interkosmos or the Shuttle-Spacelab programmes may be addressed.

    Chairman

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Lesley Jane Smith
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & SmithGermany

    Rapporteur

    Luise Weber-Steinhaus
    Member Women in Aerospace (WIA-Europe)Germany

    B3.9-V.2. Human Space Endeavours Young Professional Virtual Forum

    The Human Space Endeavours Young Professionals Virtual Forum is targeting individuals and organisations with the objective of sharing best practices, future projects, research and issues for the future of Human Space Endeavours. The is a virtual session co-sponsored by the Human Space Endeavours Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.

    Chairman

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Guillaume Girard
    Zero2infinitySpain

    Rapporteur

    Alexandra Kindrat
    International Space University (ISU)Canada

    B3.10-V.5. Next Generation Destinations for Human Exploration

    The Next Generation members of the Heads of Industry and the Next Generation Plenary - Next Destinations for Human Flight panel will be joined by three more future human space flight leaders to give more in-depth information on the locations they believe are the best locations for future human space exploration. Each will give a brief presentation then all will engage in a panel discussion. The panelists will present compelling cases for human to explore the moon of Earth, Mars, Near Earth Objects and Asteroids, and Enceladus.

    Co-Chair

    Nicholas Fishwick
    Astrium UKUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Kevin Stube
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    B3.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    John Uri
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    B4. 20th SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL SATELLITE MISSIONS

    "Small Satellite Missions" refers to the class of missions conducted using satellites weighing less than 1000 kg. For clarity, we further classify small satellites as microsats if they weigh less than 100 kg; nanosats if they weigh less than 10 kg; and pico or cubesats if they weigh less than 1 kg. This Symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), addresses Small Satellite missions and projects in Science, Exploration and Technology for government, industry, and academic programmes. The Symposium scope encompasses space science (B4.2), Earth observation (B4.4) and exploration (B4.8) missions, as well as the cross-cutting topics of small satellite programmes in developing countries (B4.1), cost-effective operations (B4.3), affordable and reliable space access (B4.5), emerging and promising technologies (B4.6A and B4.6B) and cross-platform compatibility applications and standards (B4.7A). For IAC 2013, the Symposium is continuing the topic of Small Distributed Space Missions (B4.7B), to be held in cooperation with B4.7A as a possible implementation of modular, reconfigurable, rapid systems. Abstracts highlighting ingenuity or innovation are preferred. Where possible, abstracts should have a wide interest in the community and include transferable knowledge or lessons learned. This is in keeping with our commitment to meeting the needs of the small satellite community. This Symposium will be accepting submissions for oral presentations only.

    Coordinator

    Alex da Silva Curiel
    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)United Kingdom

    Rhoda Shaller Hornstein
    United States

    B4.1. 14th UN/IAA Workshop on Small Satellite Programmes at the Service of Developing Countries

    This workshop is organised jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN/OOSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). It will review the needs that could be satisfied and results achieved by developing nations through using small satellites. National space plans and examples of application results and benefits should be included. Small satellite programmes in Asia would be of particular interest to the session. The workshop will also review the results of international cooperation, technology transfer, lessons learned and the extent to which these efforts have contributed to the space maturity of developing countries.

    Chairman

    Sergei Chernikov
    United Nations Office for Outer Space AffairsAustria

    Sias Mostert
    Space Commercial Services Holdings (Pty) LtdSouth Africa

    Rapporteur

    Danielle Wood
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States

    Pierre Molette
    France

    B4.2. Small Space Science Missions

    This session will address the current and near-term approved small/micro/nano missions whose objective is to achieve returns in the fields of Earth science, solar, interplanetary, planetary, astronomy/astrophysics observations, and fundamental physics. Emphasis will be given to results achieved, new technologies and concepts, and novel management techniques.

    Chairman

    Denis Moura (CNES)
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Stamatios Krimigis
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    B4.3. Small Satellite Operations

    This session covers the planning for, and execution of, cost-effective approaches for Small Satellite Operations, with emphasis on new missions with new models of operation to reduce mission lifecycle costs and to minimise the cost impact of mission extensions. Papers addressing innovation, an entrepreneurial approach to new business opportunities, novel finance and business models, management techniques, and international cooperation in support of Small Satellite Operations are particularly encouraged. Papers that discuss the application of novel technology to mission operations, such as automation and autonomy, constraint resolution, and timeline planning, as well as reports on missions recently accomplished and lessons learned, are also welcome. For papers not addressing small satellites, please refer to Symposium B6.

    Chairman

    Karen McBride
    University of California, Los AngelesUnited States

    Peter M. Allan
    STFCUnited Kingdom

    B4.4. Small Earth Observation Missions

    We call for papers that will present information to decision makers, scientists, engineers, and managers about cost-effective small satellite missions, instruments, technologies, and designs of both current and planned Earth- and near-Earth missions. This session addresses the technologies, applications and missions achieved through the use of small, cost-effective satellites to observe the Earth and near-Earth space. Innovative cost-effective solutions to the needs of the science and applications communities are sought. Satellite technologies suited for use on small satellites including those in the single to multiple cubesat range are particularly encouraged. Satellite or technology development efforts that use innovative launch opportunities such as the developing space tourism market hold significant promise: papers addressing these evolving opportunities would be welcomed.

    Chairman

    Amnon Ginati
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Larry Paxton
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Klaus Briess
    Technische Universität BerlinGermany

    B4.5. Access to Space for Small Satellite Missions

    A key challenge facing the viability and growth of the small satellite community is affordable and reliable space access. This is achieved through dedicated launches, ride-shares, piggyback launches, and spacecraft propulsion technologies to reach final operational orbit. Topics of interest for this session include utilization of dedicated launches, ride-share systems, auxiliary payload systems, separation and dispenser systems, and small spacecraft sub-system development that will enable efficient small satellite access to space and orbit change (e.g. propulsion systems). Includes lessons learned from users on technical and programmatic approaches. For a discussion of small launchers concepts and operations, please refer to session D2.7.

    Chairman

    Alex da Silva Curiel
    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)United Kingdom

    Jeffery Emdee
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    B4.6A. Generic Technologies for Small/Micro Platforms

    This session covers emerging and promising generic technologies for small and micro platforms. Real-life examples are particularly encouraged, both recently launched and shortly to be launched (next 3 years).

    Chairman

    Nicholas Waltham
    Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUnited Kingdom

    Philip Davies
    Deimos Space UK LtdUnited Kingdom

    B4.6B. Generic Technologies for Nano/Pico Platforms

    This session covers emerging and promising generic technologies for nano and pico platforms. Real-life examples are particularly encouraged, both recently launched and shortly to be launched (next 3 years).

    Chairman

    Nicholas Waltham
    Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUnited Kingdom

    Philip Davies
    Deimos Space UK LtdUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Joost Elstak
    Airbus Defence and Space NetherlandsThe Netherlands

    B4.7A. Space Systems and Architectures Featuring Cross-Platform Compatibility

    Ideas are solicited for Modular, Reconfigurable, Adaptable systems (spacecraft, ground systems and networks) that feature cross-platform compatibility as a way to achieve mission lifecycle effectiveness. Applications are sought in Science, Exploration, Commerce, and other areas requiring rapid but stable system design and deployment. System-enabling plug-and-play interface definitions and recommendations for standardisation (mechanical, electrical, software and fluids) are particularly desirable.

    Chairman

    Jaime Esper
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Marco D'Errico
    Seconda Universita' di NapoliItaly

    Rapporteur

    Massimiliano Pastena
    The Netherlands

    B4.7B. Small Distributed Space Missions

    The session will be a forum for space missions relying on synergic use of small space vehicles, thus including constellations and formations, in either the cases of allocation of different functions on different vehicles or of distribution of all functions all across the system. Various aspects of distributed space missions will be addressed, including: new arising applications; design, integration, and operation of distributed sensors; relative GNC; advanced concept of spacecraft design (modularity, autonomy, standardisation, plug & play components) to achieve adequate performance at an acceptable cost; novel specific technologies. It is recommended that, in addition to discussing relevant theoretical aspects, potential contributors focus on practical challenges and potential solutions. Therefore, examples of missions or projects implementing in full or in part the distributed mission concept are particularly welcome.

    Chairman

    Jaime Esper
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Marco D'Errico
    Seconda Universita' di NapoliItaly

    Rapporteur

    Giancarmine Fasano
    University of Naples "Federico II"Italy

    B4.8. Hitchhiking to the Moon and Beyond

    Based on the significant number of robotic lunar and planetary missions of the last decade, a dramatically increased interest in exploration of the Moon, planets, and small bodies for the purpose of developing human and robotic presence beyond Earth orbit, both for science and space exploration objectives can be expected for the next decades. The renewed interest is broad and international, involving space agencies from the USA, Europe, China, India, Japan, Russia, Germany, UK, and others. Efforts like NASA Lunar Science Institute's (NLSI) rapidly growing global network of affiliates - academic and research institutions which each act as nodes within an existing network of their own partners - create demands for additional payload and flight opportunities, particularly from countries which just started their involvement in lunar exploration and science. In the future, it is expected that there will be more opportunities for ride-sharing or secondary or tertiary payload opportunities to be flown to the Moon and beyond, even as part of commercial enterprises like Google Lunar X-PRIZE missions. This session provides a forum for the exchange of ideas for such small payloads. Examples of such payloads or missions include but are not limited to: micro-spacecraft orbiters, cubesats, small probes, penetrators, micro-landers, hard landers, micro-rovers, secondary payload surface science instruments, distributed network landers, and many more. The focus of this session is on new mission concepts, technology readiness and ride-sharing requirements.

    Chairman

    Leon Alkalai
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Rene Laufer
    Baylor University / University of Cape TownUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Amanda Stiles
    X PRIZE Foundation

    B5. SYMPOSIUM ON INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS

    Space systems are more and more involved in the delivery of global utilitarian services to end-users. The concept of Integrated Applications encompasses the simultaneous use of basic space services and technologies. This symposium will address various aspects of integrated applications. Integrated applications combine different space systems (Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications, etc) with airborne and ground-based systems to deliver solutions to local, national and global needs. They exploit the synergies between different data sources to provide the right information at the right time to the right user in a cost-effective manner and deliver the data to users in a readily usable form. The goal of the symposium is to enable the development of end-to-end solutions by connecting the communities that are driving toward end-to-end solutions with those that are developing enabling technologies for integrated applications. For the purposes related to the small satellites, please refer also to the session B4.4.

    Coordinator

    Amnon Ginati
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Larry Paxton
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    B5.1. Integrated Applications End-to-End Solutions

    The session will be a forum for end-to-end solutions, including case studies, proof-of-concept missions, and current projects that provide, or could provide, innovative user-driven solutions. Applications that combine ground- and space-based data sources with models to address specific user requirements will be presented. These examples can cover a variety of domains, like disaster/crisis monitoring and management, energy, food security, space situational awareness, transportation, health, etc. The user needs, the structure of the user communities, the value chain, the business case and the sustainability of the solutions are among the many aspects that can be considered. Examples of projects with established partnerships and fluent working relationships between space and non-space stakeholders will be presented.

    Chairman

    Amnon Ginati
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    David Y. Kusnierkiewicz
    The John Hopkins UniversityUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Boris Penne
    OHB System AGGermany

    B5.2. Tools and Technology in Support of Integrated Applications

    The session will focus on specific systems, tools and technology in support of integrated applications and address the various issues associated with the design of space and ground systems, the kind of data they collect, how they collect data, and how the data are integrated and distributed to address key user needs. Possible topics include: ground-truthing of space data; innovative, low-cost tools for space data distribution and access; new ways of distributing integrated data products; data fusion and visualization tools especially those using COTS systems; managing integrated applications programmes; education and outreach for integrated programmes, etc…

    Chairman

    Carsten Tobehn
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Larry Paxton
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    David Y. Kusnierkiewicz
    The John Hopkins UniversityUnited States

    B6. SPACE OPERATIONS SYMPOSIUM

    The Space Operations Symposium addresses all aspects of spaceflight operations. The sessions address both manned and un-manned space operations, from low-Earth and geosynchronous orbit, to lunar, planetary, and exploration missions. The symposium covers both flight and ground systems, and includes mission planning, training, and real time operations. Particular focus is provided for commercial space operations, advanced systems, new operations concepts, and small satellite operations.

    Coordinator

    Bob Chesson
    ESA (retired)United Kingdom

    H. Neal Hammond
    Space Bridges, LLCUnited States

    B6.1. Human Spaceflight Operations

    This session focuses on all aspects of operations unique to human spaceflight. Papers may address any phase in the mission lifecycle including concept development, mission planning, ground operations, ascent, on-orbit and entry operations, as well as recovery and post mission analysis.

    Chairman

    Mario Cardano
    Thales Alenia Space FranceItaly

    Michael McKay
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Helmut Luttmann
    Airbus Defence and Space - Space SystemsGermany

    B6.2. New Operations Concepts, Advanced Systems and Commercial Space Operations

    This session includes commercial and new space operations, and addresses advanced concepts, systems and tools for operating new types of missions, improving mission output in quality and quantity, and reducing costs in both commercial and governmental space enterprises.

    Chairman

    Pierre Lods
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Thomas Kuch
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Keiichiro Sakagami
    Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS)Japan

    B6.3. Mission Operations, Validation, Simulation and Training

    This session addresses the broad topic of operations, from preparation through validation, simulation and training, including operations execution and lessons learned. It includes concepts, methods and tools, as well as experience gained.

    Chairman

    John Auburn
    RHEATECH LtdUnited Kingdom

    Paolo Ferri
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Thomas Uhlig
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    B6.4-V.1. Flight Control Operations Virtual Forum

    This session is a virtual forum (not a paper session) co-sponsored by the Space Operations Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Program Committee. The forum targets hands-on flight control/operations personnel from multiple international organisations with objectives of sharing best practices, lessons learned, and issues.

    Chairman

    Ahmed Farid
    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbHGermany

    Katja Leuoth
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    B6.5-B3.4. Sustainable Operations of Present and Future Space Stations - Joint Session of the Human Space Endeavours and Space Operations Symposia

    This session will address key challenges and their solutions related to operations of the International Space Station as well as planned future space stations. The focus is on the sustainability of operations with respect to both technical and cost effectiveness. Topics to be discussed include space and ground segment operations, logistics, maintenance and transportation. Technical papers should demonstrate how the presented operational techniques support the long term sustainability of the related space infrastructure.

    Chairman

    Bob Chesson
    ESA (retired)United Kingdom

    Helmut Luttmann
    Airbus Defence and Space - Space SystemsGermany

    Maria Stella Lavitola
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Rachid Amekrane
    Airbus DS GmbHGermany

    B6.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Bob Chesson
    ESA (retired)United Kingdom

    H. Neal Hammond
    Space Bridges, LLCUnited States

    C1. ASTRODYNAMICS SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium addresses advances in orbital mechanics, attitude dynamics, guidance, navigation and control of single or multi-spacecraft systems as well as space robotics.

    Coordinator

    Alfred Ng
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Erick Lansard
    Thales Research & TechnologyFrance

    C1.1. Attitude Dynamics (1)

    This theme discusses advances in spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, as well as design, testing and performance of attitude sensors and actuators. This theme also covers dynamics and control of multiple interconnected rigid and flexible bodies, including tethered systems, and in-orbit assembly.

    Chairman

    Gianmarco Radice
    University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom

    Kazuya Yoshida
    Tohoku UniversityJapan

    Rapporteur

    Simei Ji
    Beijing Institute of TechnologyChina

    C1.2. Attitude Dynamics (2)

    This theme discusses advances in spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, as well as design, testing and performance of attitude sensors and actuators. This theme also covers dynamics and control of multiple interconnected rigid and flexible bodies, including tethered systems, and in-orbit assembly.

    Chairman

    Anna Guerman
    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST)Portugal

    Hyochoong Bang
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)Korea, Republic of

    Rapporteur

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    C1.3. Guidance, Navigation and Control (1)

    The emphasis of this theme is on the studies and application related to the guidance, navigation and control of Earth-orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft and rockets, including formation flying, rendezvous and docking.

    Chairman

    Bernard Lübke-Ossenbeck
    OHB System AG-BremenGermany

    Fuyuto Terui
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Rapporteur

    Paolo Teofilatto
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    C1.4. Guidance, Navigation and Control (2)

    The emphasis of this theme is on the studies and application related to the guidance, navigation and control of Earth-orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft and rockets, including formation flying, rendezvous and docking.

    Chairman

    Eberhard Gill
    Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

    James O'Donnell
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight CenterUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Mikhail Ovchinnikov
    Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, RASRussian Federation

    C1.5. Guidance, Navigation and Control (3)

    The emphasis of this theme is on the studies and application related to the guidance, navigation and control of Earth-orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft and rockets, including formation flying, rendezvous and docking.

    Chairman

    Arun Misra
    Mc Gill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE)Canada

    Daniel Scheeres
    Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, University of ColoradoUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Benedicte Escudier
    Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE)France

    C1.6. Mission Design, Operations & Optimisation (1)

    The theme covers design, operations and optimisation of Earth-orbiting and interplanetary missions, with emphasis on studies and experiences related to current and future missions.

    Chairman

    Kathleen Howell
    Purdue UniversityUnited States

    Michèle Lavagna
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Rapporteur

    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara National Research UniversityRussian Federation

    C1.7. Mission Design, Operations & Optimisation (2)

    The theme covers design, operations and optimisation of Earth-orbiting and interplanetary missions, with emphasis on studies and experiences related to current and future missions.

    Chairman

    David B. Spencer
    The Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States

    Yury Razoumny
    Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)Russian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Vincent Martinot
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    C1.8. Orbital Dynamics (1)

    This theme discusses advances in the knowledge of natural motions of objects in orbit around the Earth, planets, minor bodies, Lagrangian points and more generally orbital dynamics of spacecraft in the Solar System. It also covers advances in orbit determination.

    Chairman

    Jean-Paul Berthias
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Co-Chair

    Johannes Schoenmaekers
    European Space Operations CentreGermany

    Rapporteur

    Weihua Zhang
    National University of Defense TechnologyChina

    C1.9. Orbital Dynamics (2)

    This theme discusses advances in the knowledge of natural motions of objects in orbit around the Earth, planets, minor bodies, Lagrangian points and more generally orbital dynamics of spacecraft in the Solar System. It also covers advances in orbit determination.

    Chairman

    Josep J. Masdemont
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)Spain

    Othon Winter
    UNESP - Univ Estadual PaulistaBrazil

    Rapporteur

    Shoji Yoshikawa
    Mitsubishi Electric CorporationJapan

    C2. MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium provides an international forum for recent advancements in assessment of the latest technology achievements in space structures, structural dynamics and materials. The Symposium addresses the design and development of space vehicle structures and mechanical/thermal/fluidic systems. Future advances in a number of space systems applications for space power, space transportation, astrodynamics, space exploration, space propulsion and space station will depend increasingly on the successful application of innovative materials and the development of structural concepts - particularly those relating to very large deployable (and assembled) space structures. For these applications to occur, increased interaction between these technology communities, and collaboration among technologists and mission planners needs to be pursued. Substantial improvements are essential in a wide range of current technologies, including nanotechnologies, to reduce projected costs and increase potential scientific returns from respective mission system applications. Papers in this symposium will review the projected advances in materials and space structures in this domain for advanced space systems applications.

    Coordinator

    Constantinos P. Stavrinidis
    IABG Industrieanlagen - Betriebsgesellschaft mbHGermany

    Pavel M. Trivailo
    RMIT University, AustraliaAustralia

    C2.1. Space Structures I - Development and Verification (Space Vehicles and Components)

    The topics to be addressed include evaluation of analysis versus test results, spacecraft and launch vehicles system and subsystems, e.g. pressurised structures, tanks, loads introduction, primary structures, fluidic equipment, control surfaces; examination of both on-ground and in-orbit testing, launch dynamic environment as related to structural design, space vehicles development and launch verification such as sine, random and acoustic vibration testing and lessons learned.

    Chairman

    Alwin Eisenmann
    IABG Industrieanlagen - Betriebsgesellschaft mbHGermany

    Andreas Rittweger
    DLR (German Aerospace Center)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Jean-Alain Massoni
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    C2.2. Space Structures II - Development and Verification (Deployable and Dimensionally Stable Structures)

    The topics to be addressed include evaluation of analysis versus test results for deployable and dimensionally stable structures, e.g. reflectors, telescopes, antennas; examination of both on-ground and in-orbit testing, thermal distortion and shape control, structural design, development and verification; lessons learned.

    Chairman

    Jean-Alain Massoni
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Paolo Gasbarri
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    Rapporteur

    Pierre Rochus
    CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège)Belgium

    C2.3. Space Structures - Dynamics and Microdynamics

    The topics to be addressed include dynamics analysis and testing, modal identification, landing and impact dynamics, pyroshock, test facilities, vibration suppression techniques, damping, micro-dynamics, in-orbit dynamic environment, wave structural propagation, excitation sources and in-orbit dynamic testing.

    Chairman

    Ijar Da Fonseca
    ITA-DCTABrazil

    Peter M. Bainum
    Howard UniversityUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Harijono Djojodihardjo
    Indonesia

    C2.4. Advanced Materials and Structures for High Temperature Applications

    The topics to be addressed include advanced materials and structures for high temperature applications in space related domains. This includes carbon-carbon and ceramic matrix composites, ultra high temperature ceramics, ablative materials, ceramic tiles and insulations, together with innovative structural concepts making use of the above, for propulsion systems, launchers, hypersonic vehicles, entry vehicles, aero capture, power generation. The session covers the full spectrum of material, design, manufacturing and testing aspects.

    Chairman

    David E. Glass
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Marc Lacoste
    ArianeGroupFrance

    Rapporteur

    Luigi Scatteia
    PricewaterhouseCoopers AdvisoryFrance

    C2.5. Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures

    The focus of the session will be on application of smart materials to spacecraft and launch vehicle systems, novel sensor and actuator concepts and new concepts for multi- functional and intelligent structural systems. Also included in the session will be new control methods for vibration suppression and shape control using adaptive structures as well as comparisons of predicted performance with data from ground and in-orbit testing.

    Co-Chair

    Junjiro Onoda
    Japan Society for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (JSASS)Japan

    Pavel M. Trivailo
    RMIT University, AustraliaAustralia

    Rapporteur

    Paolo Gaudenzi
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    C2.6. Space Environmental Effects and Spacecraft Protection

    The focus of the session will be on space environmental effects and spacecraft protection. The effects of vacuum, radiation, atomic oxygen, spacecraft charging, thermal cycling, dissociation, meteoroids and space debris impact on space systems, materials and structures, and microelectronics will be addressed. Protective and shielding technologies, including analysis simulation and testing of debris impact, and susceptibility of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) micro-electronics to space radiation will be covered.

    Co-Chair

    Giuliano Marino
    CIRA Italian Aerospace Research CentreItaly

    Iuriy Moshnenko
    Yuzhnoye State Design OfficeUkraine

    Rapporteur

    Franz-Josef Kahlen
    University of Cape TownSouth Africa

    C2.7. Space Vehicles – Mechanical/Thermal/Fluidic Systems

    The topics to be addressed include novel technical concepts for mechanical/thermal/fluidic systems and subsystems of launchers, manned and unmanned spacecraft, re-entry vehicles and small satellites. Advanced subsystems and design of future exploration missions will be covered, considering issues arising from material selection, cost efficiency and reliability, and advancements in space vehicle development with respect to engineering analysis, manufacturing, and test verification.

    Co-Chair

    Brij Agrawal
    Naval Postgraduate SchoolUnited States

    Oleg Alifanov
    Moscow Aviation InstituteRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Guoliang Mao
    Beijing Institute of AerodynamicsChina

    C2.8. Specialised Technologies, Including Nanotechnology

    Specialised material and structures technologies are explored in a large variety of space applications both to enable advanced exploration, and science/observation mission scenarios to perform test verifications relying on utmost miniaturisation of devices and highest capabilities in structural, thermal, electrical, electromechanical/ optical performances offered by the progress in nanotechnology. Examples are the exceptional performances at nano-scale in strength, electrical, thermal conduction of Carbon nanotubes which are experiencing first applications at macro-scale such as nano-composite structures, high efficiency energy storage wheels, MEMS and MOEMS devices. Molecular nanotechnology and advances in manipulation at nano-scale offer the road to molecular machines, ultracompact sensors for science applications and mass storage devices. The Session encourages presentations of specialised technologies, in particular of nanomaterial related techniques and their application in devices offering unprecedented performances for space applications.

    Co-Chair

    Mario Marchetti
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    Pierre Rochus
    CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège)Belgium

    Rapporteur

    Pavel M. Trivailo
    RMIT University, AustraliaAustralia

    C2.9. Advancements in Materials Applications and Rapid Prototyping

    The topics to be addressed include advancements in materials applications and novel technical concepts in the rapid prototyping of mechanical systems.

    Co-Chair

    Giuliano Marino
    CIRA Italian Aerospace Research CentreItaly

    Yeong-Moo Yi
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    Rapporteur

    Luigi Scatteia
    PricewaterhouseCoopers AdvisoryFrance

    C2.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Constantinos P. Stavrinidis
    IABG Industrieanlagen - Betriebsgesellschaft mbHGermany

    Pavel M. Trivailo
    RMIT University, AustraliaAustralia

    C3. SPACE POWER SYMPOSIUM

    Reliable energy systems continue to be key for all space missions. The successful future exploration and development of space depends on the research into and deployment of new, more affordable and more reliable energy sources of diverse types ranging from the very small to the extraordinarily large. Moreover, the continuing support of government-sponsored space activities by the public will require that these activities serve human needs in obvious ways. One visionary way to achieve the latter goal is to provide non-polluting, economical energy from space to terrestrial users. The Space Power Symposium will address all aspects of space power systems, covering the whole range of such systems from power generation, energy conversion and storage, power management, power transmission and distribution at system and sub-system levels including commercial considerations, with an emphasis on new, advanced concepts. It will thus also include, but not be restricted, to topics such as advanced solar and nuclear systems for spacecraft power and propulsion, novel power generation and energy harvesting, and examine the prospects for using space-based power plants to provide energy remotely to the Earth or other planets.

    Coordinator

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    C3.1. Space-Based Solar Power Architectures – New Governmental and Commercial Concepts and Ventures

    This session deals with all aspects of architectures and concepts for space-based solar power plants. It will be structured in two half-sessions, one focusing on governmental activities and one concentrating on the increasingly active commercial ventures in this domain. By doing so, it provides a unique common platform to discuss these two very different approaches and contribute to a cross-fertilisation between the two communities. Topically it will include all system-level, architectural, organisational and commercial aspects of solar power from space, including modelling and optimisation as well as non-technical aspects of space solar power. While primarily focused on concepts delivering solar power for terrestrial needs, space-to-space architectures will also be covered.

    Chairman

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Nobuyuki Kaya
    Kobe UniversityJapan

    C3.2. Wireless Power Transmission Technologies, Experiments and Demonstrations

    This session focuses on all aspects of wireless power transmission systems. It covers all type of wireless power transmission technologies, including laser, microwave-based as well as novel wireless power transmission technologies from the short ranges (e.g. within spacecraft or between two surface installations) up the very large distances for space exploration and power transmission from space to ground. The session includes theoretical as well as applied and experimental results, including emitter/receiver antenna architectures and deployment.

    Chairman

    Frank Little
    Texas A&M UniversityUnited States

    Nobuyuki Kaya
    Kobe UniversityJapan

    Rapporteur

    Frank Steinsiek
    Airbus Defense and SpaceGermany

    Massimiliano Vasile
    University of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom

    C3.3. Advanced Space Power Technologies and Concepts

    This session covers all type of advanced space power technologies and concepts. These include technologies and concepts related to power generation (solar, nuclear, other) and harvesting, power conditioning, management and distribution, energy storage, and energy generation. This session focuses on the power systems in the hundreds of watts and above, including large power systems for telecom spacecraft and novel power architectures for planetary, asteroid and lunar exploration scenarios up to MW size nuclear reactor systems.

    Chairman

    Carla Signorini
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Koji Tanaka
    Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyJapan

    Rapporteur

    Lee Mason
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Glenn Research CenterUnited States

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    C3.4. Small and Very Small Advanced Space Power Systems

    This session is devoted to emerging concepts of very small power systems typically below the tens of watts but including micro and milli-watt power harvesting technologies. While the space power market is still dominated by increasing power systems for large platforms, essentially telecom platforms, a dynamic market is emerging on the low power and low performance fringes of space in the form of nano-, micro and mini spacecraft. This session is dedicated to power systems for such applications as well as for very low power, long-duration exploration probes and sensors.

    Chairman

    Massimiliano Vasile
    University of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom

    Shoichiro Mihara
    Japan Space SystemsJapan

    Rapporteur

    Alex Ignatiev
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Susumu Sasaki
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), ISASJapan

    C3.5-C4.7. Joint Session on Nuclear Propulsion and Power

    This session, organised jointly between the Space Power and the Space Propulsion Symposium, includes papers addressing all aspects related to nuclear power and propulsion for space applications.

    Chairman

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Mariano Andrenucci
    Sitael SpaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Jacques Gigou
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    C3.P. Poster Session

    Chairman

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    C4. SPACE PROPULSION SYMPOSIUM

    The Space Propulsion Symposium addresses sub-orbital, Earth to orbit and in-space propulsion. The general areas considered include both chemical and non-chemical rocket propulsion, air-breathing propulsion, and combined air-breathing and rocket systems. Typical specific propulsion categories of interest are liquid, sold and hybrid rocket systems, ramjet, scramjet, and various combinations of air-breathing and rocket propulsion and nuclear, electric, solar and other advanced rocket systems. The Symposium is concerned with component technologies, the operation and application to missions of overall propulsion systems and unique propulsion test facilities.

    Coordinator

    David Micheletti
    Universal Technical Resource ServicesUnited States

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Richard Blott
    British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    C4.1. Propulsion System (1)

    This session is dedicated to all aspects of Liquid Rocket Engines.

    Chairman

    Christophe Bonhomme
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Max Calabro
    The Inner ArchFrance

    Rapporteur

    Walter Zinner
    ArianeGroupGermany

    C4.2. Propulsion System (2)

    This session is dedicated to all aspects of Solid and Hybrid Propulsion.

    Chairman

    I-Shih Chang
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Stéphane Henry
    ArianeGroupFrance

    Rapporteur

    Toru Shimada
    Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyJapan

    C4.3. Propulsion Technology

    This session includes all science and technologies supporting all aspects of space propulsion. The emphasis in this session is plased in particular on components for propulsion.

    Chairman

    George Schmidt
    NASA Glenn Research CenterUnited States

    John Harlow
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Didier Boury
    ArianeGroup SASFrance

    C4.4. Electric Propulsion

    This session is dedicated to all aspects of electric propulsion technologies, systems and applications.

    Chairman

    Garri A. Popov
    Research Institute of Applied Mechanics and Electrodynamics (RIAME), MAIRussian Federation

    Mariano Andrenucci
    Sitael SpaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Norbert Puettmann
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    C4.5. Special session: Thematic Workshop with Professionals and Students

    Scope of this session is to stimulate papers from professionals and students, subjects of high interest and to debate the proposed solutions during the session. Chair persons will act as moderators. Papers on Hypersonic and Combined Cycle Propulsion will be particularly welcomed for this session.

    Chairman

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Richard Blott
    British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Jacques Gigou
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    C4.6. New Missions Enabled by New Propulsion Technology and Systems

    Many missions are precluded by limitations on current propulsion technologies and systems. The session will explore concepts for new missions that can be enabled by specific advancements in propulsion and/or integration of various propulsion technologies and systems.

    Chairman

    David A. Micheletti
    MSE Technology Applications, Inc.United States

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Jerrol Littles
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited States

    C4.7-C3.5. Joint Session on Nuclear Propulsion and Power

    This session, organised jointly between the Space Power and the Space Propulsion Symposium, includes papers addressing all aspects related to nuclear power and propulsion for space applications.

    Chairman

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Mariano Andrenucci
    Sitael SpaItaly

    C4.8. Advanced and Combined Propulsion Systems

    The session is for the presentation of advanced propulsion concepts being studied or considered. The advanced concepts should seek to deliver breakthroughs in overcoming the limitations of propulsion systems in current use or development. For advanced concepts technologies should normally be in the range TRL 0 to TRL 2. Advanced concepts with higher TRL technologies may also be presented where a combination of propulsion technologies can lead to performance breakthroughs which can not be achieved with a single technology. A combination can include for example both chemical and electric or solid and liquid chemical.

    Chairman

    Jacques Gigou
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Richard Blott
    British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    William W. Smith
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited States

    C4.9. Hypersonic and Combined Cycle Propulsion

    This session covers papers on space propulsion application and R&D with a wide range of interest.

    Chairman

    Salvatore Borrelli
    CIRA Italian Aerospace Research CentreItaly

    Shigeru Aso
    Kyushu UniversityJapan

    Rapporteur

    Patrick Danous
    SnecmaFrance

    C4.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    David Micheletti
    Universal Technical Resource ServicesUnited States

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Richard Blott
    British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    D1. SPACE SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM

    Innovative Space Systems for Future and Current Missions and Applications.

    Coordinator

    Reinhold Bertrand
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Robert L. Henderson
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    D1.1. Innovative and Visionary Space Systems Concepts

    Dreams of yesterday are a reality today. Dreams of tomorrow need to be looked at today to make them real in the future. With emerging new technologies, it is now possible to conceptualise new and innovative space systems and new potential applications for the future. This session will explore innovative technologies, services, software and concepts for space systems for the future.

    Chairman

    Jill Prince
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Mauricio Moshe Guelman
    Asher Space Research Institute, Technion, I.I.T.Israel

    Rapporteur

    Peter Dieleman
    National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)The Netherlands

    D1.2. Enabling Technologies for Space Systems

    This session will focus on innovative, technological developments that are usually high risk, but which have the potential to significantly enhance the performance of existing and new space systems. Enabling innovative technologies for space applications often result from spin-ins which will be discussed during the session, together with potential spin-offs. Examples include instrumentation, biotechnology, components, micro- and nano-technology, MEMS, advanced new structures and software techniques.

    Chairman

    Jean-Paul Aguttes
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Xavier Roser
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Eiichi Tomita
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    D1.3. System Engineering Tools, Processes and Training (1)

    This session will focus on state-of-the-art system engineering methodologies, design techniques, tools, processes, and training that reduce the time and cost, and improve the quality of space system design. Of special interest are multi-disciplinary methods, tools, and processes including modelling and simulation used to define system architectures to improve risk management, safety, reliability, testability, quality of life cycle cost estimates, and to improve the training of system engineers.

    Chairman

    Geilson Loureiro
    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)Brazil

    Marco Guglielmi
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Dmitry Payson
    ROSCOSMOSRussian Federation

    D1.4. Space Systems Architectures

    The subject of this session is current and future space system architectures to increase performance, efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of application. Topics of interest include the design of flight and ground system (hardware & software) architectures and the partitioning of functions between them, small satellite constellations and formations (swarms), and the use of on-board autonomy and autonomous ground operations.

    Chairman

    Franck Durand-Carrier
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Peter Dieleman
    National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara National Research UniversityRussian Federation

    D1.5. Lessons Learned in Space Systems

    Experiences, both positive and negative, that have been encountered in space systems (hardware & software) design, development and operation. End-to-end lessons learned and impacts on cost, schedule and performance, in the areas of (among others): international cooperation, the use of COTS products, partitioning of functions between flight and ground systems, the extent and fidelity of simulations, integration, test and operations.

    Chairman

    Eiichi Tomita
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Klaus Schilling
    University WuerzburgGermany

    Rapporteur

    Marco Guglielmi
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    D1.6. System Engineering Tools, Processes and Training (2)

    This session will focus on state-of-the-art system engineering methodologies, design techniques, tools, processes, and training that reduce the time and cost, and improve the quality of space system design. Of special interest are multi-disciplinary methods, tools, and processes including modelling and simulation used to define system architectures to improve risk management, safety, reliability, testability, quality of life cycle cost estimates, and to improve the training of system engineers.

    Chairman

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    Tibor S. Balint
    Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Geilson Loureiro
    National Institute for Space Research - INPE Brazil

    D1.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Reinhold Bertrand
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Robert L. Henderson
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    D2. SPACE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIONS SYMPOSIUM

    Topics should address worldwide space transportation solutions and innovations. The goal is to foster understanding and cooperation amongst the world’s space-faring organisations.

    Coordinator

    John M. Horack
    The Ohio State University College of EngineeringUnited States

    Ulf Palmnäs
    SSCSweden

    Secretary

    Col. Jose Duarte
    Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço (IAE)Brazil

    D2.1. Launch Vehicles in Service or in Development

    Review of up to date status of launch vehicles currently in use in the world or under short term development.

    Chairman

    Christian Dujarric
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Ko Ogasawara
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.Japan

    Rapporteur

    Ray F. Johnson
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    D2.2. Launch Services, Missions, Operations and Facilities

    Review of the current and planned launch services and support, including economics of space transportation systems, financing, insurance, licensing. Advancements in ground infrastructure, ground operations, mission planning and mission control for both expendable and reusable launch services.

    Chairman

    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara National Research UniversityRussian Federation

    Yves Gerard
    Airbus Defence & SpaceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Christophe Bonnal
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    D2.3. Upper Stages, Space Transfer, Entry and Landing Systems

    Discussion of existing, planned or new advanced concepts for cargo and human orbital transfer. Includes current and near term transfer, entry and landing systems, sub-systems and technologies for accommodating crew and cargo transfer in space.

    Chairman

    Oliver Kunz
    RUAG SpaceSwitzerland

    Shayne Swint
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Marshall Space Flight CenterUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Gennaro Russo
    Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)Italy

    D2.4. Future Space Transportation Systems

    Discussion of future system designs and operational concepts for both expendable and reusable systems for Earth-to orbit transportation and exploration missions.

    Chairman

    David E. Glass
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    José Gavira Izquierdo
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Ramakrishnan Sundaram
    Indian Space Researh OrganisationIndia

    D2.5. Future Space Transportation Systems Technologies

    Discussion of technologies enabling new reusable or expendable launch vehicles and in-space transportation systems. Emphasis is on hardware development and verification before flight.

    Chairman

    Sylvain Guédron
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Yoshifumi Inatani
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Rapporteur

    Pier Paolo de Matteis
    CIRA Italian Aerospace Research CentreItaly

    D2.6. Future Space Transportation Systems Verification and In-Flight Experimentation

    Discussion of system, subsystems and technologies flight testing for future space transportation systems. Emphasis is on flight experimentation/verification including technology demonstrators and test experience.

    Chairman

    Charles E. Cockrell Jr.
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Giorgio Tumino
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Rapporteur

    Alexander D. Storozh
    Samara Space CentreRussian Federation

    Tetsuo Hiraiwa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    D2.7. Small Launchers: Concepts and Operations

    Discussion of existing, planned and future Launchers for small payloads ranging from 1500 kg to as low as 1 kg into Low Earth Orbit. Includes innovative solutions such as airborne systems, evolutions from sub-orbital concepts, combinations of existing / emerging elements and new elements, reusable, partially reusable and expendable concepts, and flexible, highly responsive concepts. Includes mission operations, design, development, and specific constraints.

    Chairman

    Harry A. Cikanek
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States

    Markus Jäger
    Airbus Defence & Space, Space SystemsGermany

    Rapporteur

    Nicolas Bérend
    ONERA - The French Aerospace LabFrance

    D2.8-A5.4. Joint Session on Going To and Beyond the Earth-Moon System: Human Missions to Mars, Libration Points and NEO’s

    This joint session will explore heavy-lift launch capabilities, existing or under study, for human deep space exploration missions, new science, programme architectures, technology demonstrations as well as the issues of scientific and political motivations and international cooperation. The session will also deal with worldwide needs, requirements and potential missions enabled by heavy lift launchers.

    Chairman

    Ernst Messerschmid
    University of StuttgartGermany

    Martin Sippel
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Steve Creech
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Gerhard Schwehm
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Kenneth Bruce Morris
    Booz Allen HamiltonUnited States

    Leo Daniel
    University of New Orleans (Affiliate)United States

    D2.9-D6.2. Solutions for Human Flights in China

    This session is co-sponsored by IAA Commission III and will address topics such as systems, technical solutions, legal aspects, market analysis, insurance, regulatory constraints, spaceports.

    Chairman

    Jens Lassmann
    ArianeGroupGermany

    Rapporteur

    Julio Aprea
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    D2.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    John M. Horack
    The Ohio State University College of EngineeringUnited States

    Ulf Palmnäs
    SSCSweden

    D3. SYMPOSIUM ON BUILDING BLOCKS FOR FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT

    This symposium will involve papers and discussion that traverse a wide range of highly valuable future space capabilities (FSC) – in other words “building blocks” for future space exploration, development and discovery – that could enable dramatic advances in global space goals and objectives. The symposium is organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The international discussion of future directions for space exploration and utilisation is fully underway, including activities involving all major space-faring nations. Decisions are now being made that will set the course for space activities for many years to come. New approaches are needed that establish strategies, architectures, concepts and technologies that will lead to sustainable human and robotic space exploration and utilisation during the coming decades. The symposium will examine the possible paths, beginning with current capabilities such as the International Space Station, which may lead to ambitious future opportunities for space exploration, discovery and benefits. The sessions that comprise this symposium are key elements of current or planned International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) studies.

    Coordinator

    Alain Pradier
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    D3.1. Strategies & Architectures as the Framework for Future Building Blocks in Space Exploration and Development

    Future scenarios for sustainable exploration and development in space will unfold in the context of global conditions that vary greatly from those of the 1950s-1970s (the first generation of space programmes, driven by international competition), or those of the 1980s-2000s (the second generation of space programmes, enabled by international cooperation). Looking to the future, it is likely that space-faring countries will pursue their goals and objectives in a more building-block fashion focused on developing high-value future space capabilities, rather than through massive, geo-politically driven programmes. Increasingly, these developments may also reflect future commercial space opportunities. As a result, it is important that the international community should engage in an ongoing discussion of strategies and architectures to frame a “building block” approach to our future in space. Such a discussion should involve sustainable budgets and multiple-purpose system-of-systems capabilities that lead to a diverse range of future activities of broad benefit to humanity. This session, which is related to a prospective new International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) study group, will address strategies and architectural approaches that may allow a new paradigm, a “building block” approach, to be established among the space-faring countries. Papers are solicited in these and related areas.

    Chairman

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Guillaume Girard
    Zero2infinitySpain

    Horst Rauck
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    D3.2. Systems and Infrastructures to Implement Future Building Blocks in Space Exploration and Development

    The emergence of novel systems and infrastructures will be needed to enable ambitious scenarios for sustainable future space exploration and utilisation. New, reusable space infrastructures must emerge in various areas include the following: (1) infrastructures that enable affordable and reliable access to space for both exploration systems and logistics; (2) infrastructures for affordable and reliable transportation in space, including access to/from lunar and planetary surfaces for crews, robotic and supporting systems and logistics; (3) infrastructures that allow sustained, affordable and highly effective operations on the Moon, Mars and other destinations; and, (4) supporting in space infrastructures that provide key services (such as communications, navigation, etc.). Papers are solicited in these and related areas.

    Chairman

    Scott Hovland
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Horst Rauck
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    D3.3. Novel Concepts and Technologies for Enable Future Building Blocks in Space Exploration and Development

    In order to realise future, sustainable programmes of space exploration, utilisation and commercial development, a focused suite of transformational new concepts and supporting technologies must be advanced during the coming years. The technical objectives to be pursued should be drawn from a broad, forward looking view of the technologies and systems needed, but must be sufficiently well focused to allow tangible progression—and dramatic improvements over current capabilities—to be realised in the foreseeable future. This session will address cross cutting research topics and/or technologies to enable future building blocks in Space Exploration and Development. Papers are solicited in these and related areas.

    Co-Chair

    Alain Dupas
    European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentFrance

    Scott Hovland
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Christopher Moore
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Junjiro Onoda
    Japan Society for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (JSASS)Japan

    D3.4. Space Technology and System Management Practices and Tools

    The effective management of space technology and systems development is critical to future success in space exploration, development and discovery. This session is the next in an ongoing series at the International Astronautical Congress that provides a unique international forum to further the development of a family of ‘best practices and tools’ in this important field. Specific areas of potential interest include: (1) Technology Management Methodologies and Best Practices; (2) R&D Management Software Tools and Databases; and (3) Systems Analysis Methods and Tools. The full range of R&D activities are appropriate for discussion, ranging from technology development long-term planning, through technology R&D programmes, to system development projects, with special emphasis on the transition of new technologies from one stage to the next. Particular topics could include: Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and Technology Readiness Assessments, Technology R&D Risk Assessments and Management, Advanced Concepts Modeling Approaches and Tools, etc. Either more theoretical discussions, or examples of applications of R&D management techniques and/or tools to specific R&D programmes and projects are of interest for the session.

    Chairman

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    Rapporteur

    Hans E.W. Hoffmann
    Germany

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    D3.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Alain Pradier
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    D4. SYMPOSIUM ON VISIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE FAR FUTURE

    This 10th Symposium is organised by the international Academy of Astronautics (IAA). In space activities the focus is usually kept on short term developments, at the expense of far future goals. The Symposium will discuss goals with at least 20 to 30 years of prospective development and identify technologies and methodologies that need to be developed. These developments will also be examined with the intention to support short/medium-term projects and to identify the priorities required for their development. The symposium will address innovative public/ private initiatives mainly in the technology field, with the goal to decrease the development and operation costs. How space activities can contribute to the resolution of world societal challenges will also be addressed.

    Coordinator

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village AssociationFrance

    Hans E.W. Hoffmann
    Germany

    D4.1. Novel Concepts and Technologies

    In order to realise future, sustainable programmes of space exploration and utilisation, a focused suite of transformational new systems concepts and supporting technologies must be advanced during the coming decade. The technical objectives to be pursued should be drawn from a broad, forward looking view of the technologies and systems needed, but must be sufficiently well focused to allow tangible progression and dramatic improvements over current capabilities to be realised in the foreseeable future. This session will address cross cutting considerations in which a number of discipline research topics and/or technologies may be successful synthesised to enable a transformation new systems concept to be achieved. Papers are solicited in these and related areas.

    Chairman

    Claudio Bruno
    United States

    Hans E.W. Hoffmann
    Germany

    Rapporteur

    Kathleen Coderre
    Lockheed Martin CorporationUnited States

    D4.2-E6.4. Joint Session on Global Public/Private Innovative Initiatives in Spaceflight

    This session will cover innovative system concepts in spaceflight activities, including human spaceflight, to reduce the costs of space launch and in-orbit infrastructures while increasing utilisation. The complementary roles of industry and governments at a global scale will be discussed, initiatives and emerging issues will be presented.

    Chairman

    Horst Rauck
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    Rachel Villain
    EuroconsultFrance

    Rapporteur

    Ramakrishnan Sundaram
    Indian Space Researh OrganisationIndia

    D4.3. Space Elevator Design and Impact

    The Space Elevator is a visionary, far future concept that has received particular attention during the past two decades. It is a space access option that might, if successfully developed, enable extremely large-scale access to space at a low marginal cost. After a recent systems level design was published, IAA “Space Elevator Feasibility,” ideas have surfaced with numbers and estimates for the future. Some of these items are: $ 500/kg to GEO, 7 cargo loads per week, 14 metric tons per load. With this new level of detail, the questions begin to focus on successful design and what can be accomplished across the space community. So the question to be answered for this session is: “What Changes will a Successful Space Elevator Enable?” Some answers could include satellite designs, new businesses in space, new missions for governments and new opportunities to colonize.

    Chairman

    Arun Misra
    Mc Gill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE)Canada

    Patrick Hambloch
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Peter Swan
    International Space Elevator ConsortiumUnited States

    D4.4. Contribution of Space Activities to Solving Global Societal Challenges

    The session will discuss the contributions in the far future of space activities to the solution of world challenges (e.g. energy, population…), and how the space systems approach will support the understanding of the global societal issues. The session will also include the identification of the related technologies that need to be developed. World global challenges will be discussed and the possible contributions of space activities identified. The definition of a roadmap will be encouraged. Environmental issues including global climate change will be not covered in this particular session.

    Chairman

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village AssociationFrance

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Jacob Sutherlun
    The John Hopkins UniversityUnited States

    D4.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village AssociationFrance

    Hans E.W. Hoffmann
    Germany

    D5. 46th SYMPOSIUM ON SAFETY AND QUALITY IN SPACE ACTIVITIES

    This 46th symposium organised by the International Academy of Astronautics addresses management approaches, methods, design solutions and regulations to improve the quality, efficiency, and collaborative ability of space programmes. All aspects are considered: risk management, complexity of systems and operations, knowledge management, human factors, economical constraints, international cooperation, norms, and standards.

    Coordinator

    Jeanne Holm
    University of CaliforniaUnited States

    Roberta Mugellesi-Dow
    European Space Agency (ESA)United Kingdom

    D5.1. Insuring Quality and Safety in a Cost Constrained Environment: Which Trade-Off?

    From development to operation of every kind of space mission, the ambition is usually to meet striking performances (but also usually with constrained budget). This session deals with the methods used and lessons learned dealing with such a challenge.

    Chairman

    Alexander S. Filatyev
    Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI)Russian Federation

    Manola Romero
    3AFFrance

    Rapporteur

    Pierre Molette
    France

    D5.2. Knowledge Management and Collaboration in Space Activities

    Working on complex space missions requires virtual teaming, learning lessons from the past, transferring knowledge from experts to younger generations, and developing deep expertise within an organisation. • How are aerospace organisations managing the ability to share knowledge to develop new missions? • What solutions are in place to work securely across corporate and international boundaries? • How is knowledge captured, shared, and used to drive innovation? This session focuses on the processes and technologies that organisations are using to sustain, energise and invigorate their ability to learn, innovate, and share knowledge within and amongst organisations for sustainable, peaceful exploration of space. Case studies and defined approaches will discuss: • Analysis of successful projects and innovations in the application of knowledge management • Grounded research in knowledge and risk management • Capture of technical expertise and lessons learned from previous successful projects that are applicable to new programmes and focus on driving innovation. Methods that allow data, information or knowledge exchange within or amongst organisations in support of actual programmes or missions are of particular interest.

    Co-Chair

    Lionel Baize
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Roberta Mugellesi-Dow
    European Space Agency (ESA)United Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Patrick Hambloch
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    D5.3. Space Weather and Effects: Prediction, Analysis and Protection

    Space missions are affected by the fluctuating solar activity and local space environment. New exploration programmes, especially manned programmes, stress the need for real "space weather forecasts". This session will deal with: - Space environment and effects: modelling and ground testing - Lessons learned from space mission failures due to the space environment - Space solar activity and space weather measurements - Space weather prediction - Standardisation and data policy for space weather.

    Chairman

    Jean-Francois Roussel
    Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA)France

    Mengu Cho
    Kyushu Institute of TechnologyJapan

    D5.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Jeanne Holm
    University of CaliforniaUnited States

    Roberta Mugellesi-Dow
    European Space Agency (ESA)United Kingdom

    D6. SYMPOSIUM ON COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT SAFETY ISSUES

    Topics should address commercial safety and regulatory policy issues for orbital and suborbital space transportation and spaceports. The goal is to identify issues common to commercial operators of both human and robotic space vehicles to increase international safety and interoperability.

    Coordinator

    John Sloan
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    D6.1. Commercial Space Flight Safety and Emerging Issues

    This special session is seeking papers that will address commercial and government experience regarding the actual cost of implementing safety on human-rated spacecraft. Comparisons between the recurring costs of human-rated and robotic spacecraft manufactured by the same organisation are encouraged; such comparisons might be at the spacecraft or subsystem level as appropriate. Papers examining the non-recurring cost differences are also encouraged, as well as discussions of the differences in cost of launch site infrastructure and launch vehicles launching human-rated verses robotic spacecraft. In addition, each paper should address the following: It is commonly held that practices of commercial space (specifically the pursuit of efficiencies of process, cost, labour, etc.) and practices in space safety are in direct competition with each other, i.e., a gain in one is a loss to the other. Can a profitable space business be conducted safely?

    Chairman

    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

    John Sloan
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    Rapporteur

    Gennaro Russo
    Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)Italy

    D6.2-D2.9. Solutions for Human Flights in China

    This session is co-sponsored by IAA Commission III and will address topics such as systems, technical solutions, legal aspects, market analysis, insurance, regulatory constraints, spaceports.

    Co-Chair

    Jens Lassmann
    ArianeGroupGermany

    Rapporteur

    Julio Aprea
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    E1. SPACE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium deals with activities, methods and techniques for formal and informal space education at different educational levels, space outreach to the general public, space workforce development, etc. Each of the sessions in the symposium features an invited key note speaker followed by presentation of selected papers. Symposium sessions may also include panel discussions. When submitting abstracts for consideration, please note that: • Papers should have clear education or outreach content – technical details of projects, even if carried out in an educational context, will not usually qualify. • Papers reporting on programmes/activities that have already taken place will usually be received more favourably than those dealing with concepts and plans for the future. • More weight will usually be given to papers that clearly identify target groups, benefits, lessons-learned, good practice and that include measures of critical assessment. • Papers covering topics/activities which have been reported at a prior IAC must state this explicitly and detail both the additional information to be presented and the added value that will result.

    Coordinator

    Chris Welch
    International Space University (ISU)France

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    E1.1. Ignition - Primary Space Education

    This session will focus on all aspects of primary space education, i.e. up to a student age of 11.

    Chairman

    Gulnara T. Omarova
    Astrophysical InstituteKazakhstan

    Michael Pakakis
    Victorian Space Science Education CentreAustralia

    Rapporteur

    Kerrie Dougherty
    Australia

    E1.2. Lift Off - Secondary Space Education

    This session will focus on all aspects of secondary space education, for students of age 12-18.

    Chairman

    Dennis Stone
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    Shamim Hartevelt-Velani
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Vera Mayorova
    Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussian Federation

    E1.3. On Track - Undergraduate Space Education

    This session will focus on all aspects of undergraduate space education.

    Chairman

    Marilyn Steinberg
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    Rapporteur

    David Cook
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    E1.4. In Orbit - Postgraduate Space Education

    This session will focus on all aspects of (post)graduate space education.

    Chairman

    Angela Diaz Phillips
    United States

    David B. Spencer
    The Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States

    Rapporteur

    James L. Stofan
    United States

    E1.5. Learning and Knowledge Development for a Globally Sophisticated Workforce

    This session will focus on space organisations’ activities in preparing their technical and project staff for collaborative roles in international space projects. A particular aspect of it will be the sharing of experiences and best practice carried out under the auspices of the IAF’s International Programme/Project Management Committee.

    Chairman

    Bettina Boehm
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Edward J. Hoffman
    United States

    Rapporteur

    Amalio Monzon
    Airbus Defence and SpaceSpain

    Olga Zhdanovich
    Ajilon for European Space AgencyThe Netherlands

    E1.6. Calling Planet Earth - Space Outreach to the General Public

    This session will focus on activities that aim to promote awareness and understanding of space in the general public.

    Chairman

    Carol Christian
    STScIUnited States

    Lisa La Bonte
    United Nations Association-UAE / AYVFUnited Arab Emirates

    Rapporteur

    Gulnara T. Omarova
    Astrophysical InstituteKazakhstan

    E1.7. New Worlds - Innovative Space Education and Outreach

    This session will focus on novel and non-standard methods of space education and outreach in non-traditional areas and to non-traditional target groups.

    Chairman

    Jean-Daniel Dessimoz
    Switzerland

    Vera Mayorova
    Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Carol Christian
    STScIUnited States

    E1.8. Space Culture: Innovative Approaches for Public Engagement in Space

    This session is co-sponsored by the IAF Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS) and will focus on the activities of institutions such as museums, space agencies and non-profit organisations involving space that engage the cultural sector.

    Chairman

    Franco Bernelli-Zazzera
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Roger Malina
    University of Texas at DallasUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Andrea Jaime
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    E1.9. Space Network: Social Media and Digital Resources

    This session will focus on the use of social media and internet-accessible digital resources for space education and outreach.

    Chairman

    Andrea Boese
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    David Cook
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Carolyn Knowles
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    E1.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Chris Welch
    International Space University (ISU)France

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    E2. 43rd STUDENT CONFERENCE

    Presentation of space-related papers by undergraduate and graduate students who participate in an international student competition.

    Coordinator

    Marco Schmidt
    Bochum University of Applied SciencesGermany

    Stephen Brock
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)United States

    E2.1. Student Conference – Part 1

    Undergraduate and graduate level students (no more than 28 years of age) present technical papers on any project in space sciences, industry or technology. These papers will represent the specific work of the author(s) (no more than two students). The students presenting in this session will compete in the 43rd International Student Competition. This session is NOT for team projects. Team project papers should be submitted to session E2.3. French, German, US, British and Canadian students submitting abstracts for the sessions E2.1 and E2.2 should apply via the national coordinators: - for France: Benedicte Escudier at: benedicte.escudier@supaero.fr - for Germany: Marco Schmidt at: schmidt.marco@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de - for USA: Stephen Brock at: stephenb@aiaa.org - for Great Britain: Chris Welch at: Welch@isu.isunet.edu - for Canada: Jason Clement: Jason.Clement@asc-csa.gc.ca The guidelines for the student competition will be distributed from the session chairs to the authors after abstract acceptance.

    Chairman

    Benedicte Escudier
    Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE)France

    Rachid Amekrane
    Airbus DS GmbHGermany

    Rapporteur

    Jeong-Won Lee
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    E2.2. Student Conference – Part 2

    Undergraduate and graduate level students (no more than 28 years of age) present technical papers on any project in space sciences, industry or technology. These papers will represent the specific work of the author(s) (no more than two students). The students presenting in this session will compete in the 43rd International Student Competition. This session is NOT for team projects. Team project papers should be submitted to session E2.3. French, German, US, British and Canadian students submitting abstracts for the sessions E2.1 and E2.2 should apply via the national coordinators: - for France: Benedicte Escudier at: benedicte.escudier@supaero.fr - for Germany: Marco Schmidt at: schmidt.marco@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de - for USA: Stephen Brock at: stephenb@aiaa.org - for Great Britain: Chris Welch at: Welch@isu.isunet.edu - for Canada: Jason Clement: Jason.Clement@asc-csa.gc.ca The guidelines for the student competition will be distributed from the session chairs to the authors after abstract acceptance.

    Chairman

    Jeong-Won Lee
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    Marco Schmidt
    Bochum University of Applied SciencesGermany

    Rapporteur

    Benedicte Escudier
    Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE)France

    E2.3-V.4. Student Team Competition

    Undergraduate and graduate level student teams present papers on any subject related to space sciences, industry or technology. These papers will represent the work of the authors (three or more students). Students presenting in this session will compete for the Hans von Muldau Team Award. The guidelines for the student competition will be distributed from the session chairs to the authors after abstract acceptance.

    Chairman

    Carolyn Knowles
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    Rapporteur

    Soyeon Yi
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    E2.4. Educational Pico and Nano Satellites

    Proposed session with SUAC

    Co-Chair

    Muriel Richard-Noca
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland

    Volker Gass
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland

    Rapporteur

    Franco Bernelli-Zazzera
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    E3. 26th SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE POLICY, REGULATIONS AND ECONOMICS

    This symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics, will provide a systematic overview of the current trends in space policy, regulation and economics, by covering national as well as multilateral space policies and plans. The symposium also includes the 28th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Round Table.

    Coordinator

    Elisabeth Back Impallomeni
    University of PadovaItaly

    Jacques Masson
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    E3.1. National Space Policies and Programmes, and Regional Cooperation

    This session will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of current space policies, programmes and initiatives of national and international organisations. A specific focus will be given to the different approaches and mechanisms for regional cooperation in space (Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa) : balance between national and regional interests, contributions of national programmes, legal tools (e.g. multilateral agreements, treaties, multinational agencies, …).

    Chairman

    Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Max Grimard
    World Space Week AssociationFrance

    E3.2. International Space Exploration Policies and Programmes

    Space exploration is an important space policy domain that has been gaining momentum in recent years topping the S&T policy agenda in many countries. Space-faring countries have long been involved in human and robotic exploration but emerging space actors are increasingly getting involved in the field as well. International cooperation plans and partnerships are also increasingly leading to a new space exploration context. This session will provide a forum to reflect on the trends in space exploration and present the latest developments in the field.

    Chairman

    Nicolas Peter
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Pascale Ehrenfreund
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    E3.3. Industrial Policies as Drivers of the Space Economy

    The ‘space economy’ covers the value-chain of the space sector (from launchers to satellites and space services) and its various downstream applications. Although many space activities have become commercial, most rely on national industrial policies for long term development. Several countries either encourage very specific activities to develop national comparative advantages (e.g. exports, foreign direct investments) or are covering a wide range of space activities across the value chain. In view of the current economic conditions, this session aims to compare objectives, practices and lessons learned in various countries around the world as they build up their industrial policies for space activities.

    Chairman

    Claire Jolly
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)France

    Joan Harvey
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    E3.4. Assuring a Safe, Secure and Sustainable Space Environment for Space Activities

    Space activities provide a wealth of increasing benefits for people on Earth. However space actors have come to realise that in order to continue the many benefits the world community has come to depend on, the international community will have to develop the technical, legal, policy, and political means to keep a safe, secure and sustainable space environment. This session will explore the progress being made within multilateral for a, the private sector, and individual countries in reaching a safe, secure, and sustainable space environment. It will especially examine activities within the UN Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; the European Union proposed Code of Conduct for Space Activities, and other efforts to create the conditions for this desired end.

    Chairman

    Ray A. Williamson
    United States

    Rapporteur

    Ciro Arevalo Yepes
    Colombia

    E3.5-E7.6. 28th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Round Table "Space and the Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctica)" (Invited Papers)

    The Polar Regions are areas of growing geopolitical interest. While Antarctica is covered by an international agreement governing its exclusively peaceful use for scientific purposes, the Arctic is already becoming a contested area with relevance for raw materials exploitation, transport routes and security. This round table looks into space applications relevant for the Polar Regions as well as policy issues and regulatory aspects involved.

    Chairman

    Geir Hovmork
    Norwegian Space CentreNorway

    Kai-Uwe Schrogl
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Rapporteur

    Nicola Rohner-Willsch
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    E3.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Elisabeth Back Impallomeni
    University of PadovaItaly

    Jacques Masson
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    E4. 47th IAA HISTORY OF ASTRONAUTICS SYMPOSIUM

    History of space sciences, technology and development, rocketry, personal memoirs. The entire spectrum of space history, at least 25 years old, is covered as well as history of rocketry and astronautics in China.

    Coordinator

    Ake Ingemar Skoog
    Germany

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

    Philippe Jung
    Association Aéronautique & Astronautique de France (3AF)France

    E4.1. Memoirs and Organisational Histories

    Autobiographical and biographical memoirs of individuals who have made original contributions to the development and application of astronautics and rocketry. History of government, industrial, academic and professional societies & organisations long engaged in astronautical endeavours.

    Chairman

    Hervé Moulin

    Marsha Freeman
    21st Century Science & TechnologyUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Niklas Reinke
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Theo Pirard
    Space Information CenterBelgium

    E4.2. Scientific and Technical Histories

    Historical summaries of rocket and space programs, and the corresponding technical and scientific achievements.

    Chairman

    Kerrie Dougherty
    Australia

    Susan McKenna-Lawlor
    Space Technology (Ireland) Ltd.Ireland

    Rapporteur

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

    William Cuthbert Jones
    Executive Intelligence Review News ServiceUnited States

    E4.3. History of Chinese Contribution to Astronautics

    Special session with invited and proposed speakers. Origin (technical and political aspects) of the space activities and programmes of China.

    Chairman

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

    Rapporteur

    Charles Lundquist
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    E5. 24th SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE ACTIVITY AND SOCIETY

    This 24th symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), will review the impact and benefits of space activities on the quality of life on Earth, including arts and culture, society's expectations from space, life in space, as well as technology and knowledge transfer.

    Coordinator

    Geoffrey Languedoc
    Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)Canada

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    E5.1. New architectural, Strategic and Design Approaches to the Future of Human Space Flight

    Currently Russia and China can launch people into orbit; and Europe, Japan, and the U.S. are close to human orbital capability along with combinations of commercial and governmental systems. By mid-decade there will likely be three human orbital outposts: the 16-nation International Space Station, a Chinese station, and one or more private stations. As new players arise, the goals of human space flight missions will diversify. No longer just about exploration or science, we will also see missions dedicated to high-end LEO tourism, commercial space servicing, orbital debris-removal, and efforts to industrialise space power in GEO. What will this diversity mean for human space flight? What next challenges must be addressed? Many types of mission scenarios, space flight systems, habitats, technologies, human systems, partnerships, and investment strategies will be needed to meet the complex, inter-related market for space architecture. How will the commercial options and solutions relate to government exploration programmes? What will it mean for humanity to extend its toehold and reach into space? This session of the Space and Society Symposium solicits papers on strategies, architecture, integrated systems, human systems, and humanistic aspects related to planning, designing, implementing, and operating missions that open new possibilities for humans in space.

    Chairman

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Rapporteur

    A. Scott Howe
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    E5.2. Moon, Mars and Beyond: Analogues, Habitation and Spin-Offs

    This session will explore the design of habitats and habitable structures for analogue environments and extra-terrestrial planetary surfaces, includung spin-offs for terrestrial applications.

    Co-Chair

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Rapporteur

    A. Scott Howe
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    E5.3. Space Technologies - Earth Applications

    This session will feature stories regarding technologies from space programmes that have, or can, transform and shape our future. This will be based on diverse perspectives regarding the benefits of technology transfer. Sources that validate space technology being applied to new products and activities that highlight the facts. Innovators, entrepreneurs and programme managers will be presented.

    Co-Chair

    Nona Minnifield Cheeks
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight CenterUnited States

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Anna Barbara Imhof
    Liquifer Systems Group (LSG)Austria

    E5.4. Space as an Artistic Medium

    Since the late 70s and early 80s a small group of artists has been exploring the potential of outer space as a medium for art. The application of space technology, materials, and data, coupled with an artistic vision, has created an art that is highly innovative and far removed from mainstream dictums. Examples of this new artistic genre centred on Interstellar Message Composition, Music, Dance in Weightlessness, Vacuum Deposition, Artificial Auroras, Orbital Debris, Water Management, War and Peace, Earth-Imaging, GPS and the Internet. This session will address the work of contemporary artists who have developed new ways to appropriate space as an artistic medium. Current and future applications of this aesthetic paradigm for space will be examined.

    Co-Chair

    Tibor Balint
    Art Center College of DesignUnited States

    Tim Otto Roth
    Imachination ProjectsGermany

    Rapporteur

    Ioannis MICHALOU(di)S
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Greece

    E5.5. Space Assets and Disaster Management

    This session will explore the role that art can play on extended space missions and culture can enrich space programmes.

    Co-Chair

    Geoffrey Languedoc
    Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)Canada

    Peter Swan
    International Space Elevator ConsortiumUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Natasha Jackson
    Faculty of Engineering, Carleton UniversityCanada

    E5.6. Space Societies and Museums

    Space Societies form a special and important group of IAF members, in size the second largest after space industries. They include professional societies, non-profit organisations and other organisations interested in space activities. Some have a large membership of 10.000 or more, others can be small to very small. There are some which are already a century old, others are just being created. They exist in traditional and emerging space nations. Together, they constitute an impressive number of individuals who all are connected to space. If things move according to plan, as of 2013 Space Museums are also entitled to become members of the IAF, providing their own interaction possibilities to space enthusiasts. This symposium, organised by the IAF Space Societies Committee, is the first of its nature. It is intended to offer a podium for ideas and proposals to enhance the interaction between the societies, their members and the Federation. Papers could for example address proposals to exchange experiences and good practices, sharing articles, exhibition or educational material, novel ideas to help outreach to the general public, etc. In particular also papers are invited on ways to integrate young societies, representatives of emerging space nations and museums in the IAF family and to develop mutual benefits.

    Co-Chair

    Scott Hatton
    The British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    E5.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Geoffrey Languedoc
    Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)Canada

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    E6. BUSINESS INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM

    The symposium will address creative business approaches to serving government and private sector customers, as well as government options for encouraging this activity. The symposium will address the general role of government in encouraging space industry applications, new business models in traditional space industry applications (e.g. satellite-based services involving Earth observation, navigation and communications) and new space industry applications (e.g., space tourism, space-industrialisation, space resource utilisation).

    Coordinator

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    E6.1. Case Studies and Prizes in Commercial Space

    Papers submitted to this session address topics regarding the use of space technologies that were developed by governments and used in terrestrial, non-space markets. Specific case studies highlighting successes as well as “lessons learned” from more challenging outcomes will provide insights to the often-mentioned, but seemingly insurmountable “valley of death”.

    Chairman

    Aude de Clercq
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    E6.2. Public/Private Human Access to Space - Supporting Studies

    Papers submitted to this session address topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and investment of commercial or technological activities on the International Space Station.

    Co-Chair

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    Space Nexus
    United States

    E6.4-D4.2. Joint Session on Global Public/Private Innovative Initiatives in Spaceflight

    This session will cover innovative system concepts in spaceflight activities, including human spaceflight, to reduce the costs of space launch and in-orbit infrastructures while increasing utilisation. The complementary roles of industry and governments at a global scale will be discussed, initiatives and emerging issues will be presented.

    Chairman

    Horst Rauck
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    Rachel Villain
    EuroconsultFrance

    Rapporteur

    Philippe Campenon
    EuroconsultFrance

    Ramakrishnan Sundaram
    Indian Space Researh OrganisationIndia

    E7. 56th IISL COLLOQUIUM ON THE LAW OF OUTER SPACE

    This symposium, organised by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), addresses various aspects of the law of outer space and is structured in five sessions.

    Coordinator

    Lesley Jane Smith
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & SmithGermany

    Mahulena Hofmann
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    Publication officer

    Rafael Moro-Aguilar
    OrbspaceAustria

    E7.1. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law & 5th Young Scholars Session

    In the first part of this session, the IISL will invite a prominent speaker to address the members of the Institute and other congress attendants on a highly topical issue of broad interest. The second part of this session will be especially dedicated to the space lawyers of the future, in that young scholars (under 35 years old) are invited to present a paper on “Space Law – Future Challenges and Potential Solutions”, but the IISL is also open to other topics.

    Chairman

    Haifeng Zhao
    Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina

    Tanja Masson-Zwaan
    International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Guoyu Wang
    Beijing Institute of technology(BIT)China

    E7.2. Settlement of Space-Related Disputes

    This session will critically discuss the legal rules and procedures for settlement of space-related disputes among states, private parties and international organisations, particularly those contained in the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Outer Space Activities, adopted on 6 December 2011.

    Chairman

    Mahulena Hofmann
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    Sergio Marchisio
    Italian Space Agency (ASI)Italy

    Rapporteur

    Rik Hansen
    KU LeuvenBelgium

    E7.3. International Regulations of Space Communications: Current Issues

    This session addresses the challenges related to the present international system of frequency allocations and the “reservation” of orbital slots for space communications, and is intended to examine how or whether they are met in the World Conference of International Telecommunications (WCIT) to be convened in December 2012. Papers are invited to examine and deliberate on the wording of the ITU Constitution and Convention and the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), with special regard to registration procedures. Moreover, papers are invited to address specific issues such as the liability for damage and loss caused by the use of satellite based services or new developments in the relevant legislation of regional structures, such as the European Union. Finally, papers could discuss whether the WCIT supports future changes in markets, services and technologies consistent with the requirements of a highly dynamic industry.

    Chairman

    Dennis Burnett
    National Security and Export Compliance ConsultingUnited States

    Francis Lyall
    University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.United Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Andreas Loukakis
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    E7.4. Legal Aspects of Space Debris Remediation

    Orbital debris has long been recognised as presenting legal challenges. Several instruments in the field of debris mitigation have been concluded in recent years. This panel will specifically focus on legal aspects of debris remediation through disposal or active debris removal (ADR). Papers are invited to address these activities in light of the current legal regime governing outer space activities, including non-binding instruments and national regulations and plans, and to build on the conclusions and recommendations of recent studies on debris remediation by various institutions. Specific questions to be addressed could include the definition of space object and space debris, liability for and jurisdiction over inactive space objects, parallels with the right of salvage in the law of the sea regime, liability for failed removal operations or the question of financing ADR through the establishment of a so-called 'clean-up fund'.

    Chairman

    Bin Li
    Beihang UniversityChina

    Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz
    University of MississippiUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Catherine Doldirina
    International Institute of Space Law (IISL)Italy

    E7.5. Recent Developments in Space Law

    In this session, papers are invited to address legal aspects of the most recent developments in space activities that have taken place since the other session topics were determined, i.e. since March 2012 only.

    Chairman

    Setsuko Aoki
    Keio UniversityJapan

    Ulrike M. Bohlmann
    ESAFrance

    Rapporteur

    Olga Stelmakh-Drescher
    International Institute of Space CommerceUnited States

    E7.6-E3.5. 28th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Round Table "Space and the Polar Regions - Issues of Satellite Applications, Policies and Regulations"

    The Polar Regions are areas of growing geopolitical interest. While Antarctica is covered by an international agreement governing its exclusively peaceful use for scientific purposes, the Arctic is already becoming a contested area with relevance for raw materials exploitation, transport routes and security. This round table looks into space applications relevant for the Polar Regions as well as policy issues and regulatory aspects involved.

    Chairman

    Geir Hovmork
    Norwegian Space CentreNorway

    Kai-Uwe Schrogl
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Rapporteur

    Marc Haese
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    E7.7-B3.8. Joint IAF/IISL Session on Legal Framework for Cooperative Space

    This session hosts papers on topics related to the political and legal aspects of international collaboration in future human space missions and programmes such as the ISS lifetime extension, post ISS activities in LEO or Lunar Exploration. The session provides a forum to discuss the de jure regulatory framework and de facto implementation of such programmes during the development and operation phases. In addition, it will address effects of extending the duration and partnership of the ISS programme and lessons learned from past collaborative programmes such as Interkosmos or the Shuttle-Spacelab programmes.

    Chairman

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Lesley Jane Smith
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & SmithGermany

    Rapporteur

    Luise Weber-Steinhaus
    Member Women in Aerospace (WIA-Europe)Germany

    E7.P. Poster Session

    Co-Chair

    Lesley Jane Smith
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & SmithGermany

    Mahulena Hofmann
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    V. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL FORUM

    The Young Professional Virtual Forum is a technical session oriented towards young space professionals allowing for sharing of information on a global scale with presenters and audience both at the IAC venue and online at their home/work/university locations. There are two types of VFs: 1- Separate or supplemental IAC session with abstract selection. 2- Broadcast of existing IAC session at the venue.

    Coordinator

    Guillaume Girard
    Zero2infinitySpain

    Kathleen Coderre
    Lockheed Martin CorporationUnited States

    V.1-B6.4. Flight Control Operations Young Professionals Virtual Forum - Joint Session of the Space Operations and Young Professionals Virtual Forum Symposia

    This session is a virtual forum co-sponsored by the Space Operations Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee. The forum targets hands-on flight control/operations personnel from multiple international organisations with objectives of sharing best practices, lessons learned, and issues. This is a joint session with session B6.4.

    Chairman

    Ahmed Farid
    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbHGermany

    Katja Leuoth
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Philip Harris
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    V.2-B3.9. Human Space Endeavours Young Professionals Virtual Forum

    The Human Space Endeavours Young Professionals Virtual Forum is targeting individuals and organisations with the objective of sharing best practices, future projects, research and issues for the future of Human Space Endeavours. The is a virtual session co-sponsored by the Human Space Endeavours Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.

    Chairman

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Guillaume Girard
    Zero2infinitySpain

    Rapporteur

    Alexandra Kindrat
    International Space University (ISU)Canada

    V.3-B2.8. Space Communications and Navigation Young Professionals Virtual Forum

    A virtual session to present and discuss developments in a wide range of satellite communication topics, including fixed, mobile, broadcasting, and data relay technologies and services, as well as those for satellite based position determination, navigation, and timing. Both Earth orbital and interplanetary space communications topics can be addressed. This session is co-sponsored by the Space Communications and Navigation Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.

    Chairman

    Edward W. Ashford
    Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)Austria

    Kevin Stube
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Kevin Shortt
    Germany

    V.4-E2.3. Student Team Competition

    Undergraduate and graduate level student teams present papers on any subject related to space sciences, industry or technology. These papers will represent the work of the authors (three or more students). Students presenting in this session will compete for the Hans von Muldau Team Award. This virtual session will be a broadcast of session E2.3 Student Team Competition and is co-sponsored by the Space Education and Outreach Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee. At least one team member must attend the IAC, but the others may attend virtually.

    Chairman

    Carolyn Knowles
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    Rapporteur

    Thomas Snitch
    University of MarylandUnited States

    V.5-B3.10. Next Generation Destinations for Human Exploration

    The Next Generation members of the Heads of Industry and the Next Generation Plenary - Next Destinations for Human Flight panel will be joined by three more future human space flight leaders to give more in-depth information on the locations they believe are the best locations for future human space exploration. Each will give a brief presentation then all will engage in a panel discussion. The panelists will present compelling cases for human to explore the moon of Earth, Mars, Near Earth Objects and Asteroids, and Enceladus.

    Co-Chair

    Nicholas Fishwick
    Astrium UKUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Kevin Stube
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States