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    IAC-14 — 65th International Astronautical Congress


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


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

    Ulf Palmnäs
    Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)Sweden


    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.


    Ko Ogasawara
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.Japan

    Christian Dujarric
    European Space Agency (ESA)France


    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.


    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara National Research University (Samara University)Russian Federation

    Yves Gerard
    Airbus Defence & SpaceFrance


    Luigi Bussolino
    Bussolino and AssociatesItaly

    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.


    Oliver Kunz
    Beyond GravitySwitzerland

    Philippa Davies
    Reaction Engines Ltd.United Kingdom


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

    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


    José Gavira Izquierdo
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Charles Cockell
    Open UniversityUnited Kingdom


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

    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


    Patrick M. McKenzie

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


    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.


    Giorgio Tumino
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

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


    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


    Emmanuelle David
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland

    Nicolas Bérend
    ONERA - The French Aerospace LabFrance


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

    D2.8-A5.4. 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


    Yuguang Yang
    China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC)China

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

    D2.9-D6.2. Commercial Point-to-Point Safety & Insurance Issues

    This special joint session will address safety matters related to commercial point-to-point space transportation. Topics include air and space traffic, airport and spaceport operations, communications, vehicle design optimization and human factors as they relate to safety.


    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

    Randolph Kendall
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States


    Sundaram s
    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)India

    D2.P. Poster Session