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    IAC-15 — 66th International Astronautical Congress

    A1. SPACE LIFE SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium jointly organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) addresses all aspects of space life sciences research and practice in human and robotic spaceflight, from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to the universe beyond, and from the Big Bang to the lives of future explorers on other planets of our solar system.

    Coordinator

    Oleg Orlov
    SSC RF-Institute of Biomedical Problems RASRussian Federation

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

    A1.2. Human Physiology in Space (1)

    This session focuses on space physiological research that relates to human health and to the countermeasures employed to maintain health and performance.

    Co-Chair

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

    Rupert Gerzer
    Skoltech Space CenterRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Thais Russomano
    Microgravity CentreBrazil

    A1.3. Human Physiology in Space (2)

    This session focuses on space physiological research that relates to human health and to the countermeasures employed to maintain health and performance.

    Co-Chair

    Hanns-Christian Gunga
    Charité Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany

    Satoshi Iwase
    Aichi Medical UniversityJapan

    Rapporteur

    Jeffrey R. Davis
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space CenterUnited States

    A1.4. 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.

    Co-Chair

    Oleg Orlov
    SSC RF-Institute of Biomedical Problems RASRussian Federation

    Patrik Sundblad
    ESASweden

    Rapporteur

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

    A1.5. 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.

    Co-Chair

    Guenther Reitz
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Lawrence Pinsky
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Ronald J. White
    United States

    Rapporteur

    Giovanni De Angelis
    Skolkovo Institute of Science and TechnologyRussian Federation

    A1.6. Astrobiology and Exploration

    A new era of space exploration will soon expand into a global endeavour to achieve highly ambitious goals such as establishing human bases on the Moon, journeys to Mars and the construction of new infrastructures in space. Astrobiology plays a key role in the strategic search for organic compounds and life on Mars and other planetary objects in our solar system and can provide support in the preparation of human exploration endeavours. The session invites papers of astrobiological content supporting future robotic and human exploration missions.

    Co-Chair

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

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

    Rapporteur

    Inge ten Kate
    SETI InstituteUnited States

    A1.7. Life Support, habitats 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.

    Co-Chair

    Chiaki Mukai
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Klaus Slenzka
    OHB System AG-BremenGermany

    A1.8. 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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Nicole Buckley
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Fengyuan Zhuang
    Beihang UniversityChina

    A1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Oleg Orlov
    SSC RF-Institute of Biomedical Problems RASRussian Federation

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Raffaele Savino
    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.

    Co-Chair

    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).

    Co-Chair

    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

    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.

    Co-Chair

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

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

    Rapporteur

    Christoph Puetz
    Astrium Space TransportationGermany

    A2.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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 – missions current and future

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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 – Science, Instruments and Technologies

    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 science, instruments and technologies for Mars missions including expected experiments.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Junichiro Kawaguchi
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Mariella Graziano
    GMV Aerospace & Defence SAUSpain

    Rapporteur

    William H. Siegfried
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    A3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    A4. 44th 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 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.

    Co-Chair

    Douglas Vakoch
    SETI Institute and California Institute of Integral StudiesUnited 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.

    Co-Chair

    Lori Walton
    Tigerstar GeoscienceCanada

    A4.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    A5. HUMAN EXPLORATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM SYMPOSIUM

    This Symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), 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 Exploration of the Moon and Cislunar Space

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

    Co-Chair

    Michael Raftery
    Boeing Defense Space & SecurityUnited States

    Nadeem Ghafoor
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Rapporteur

    Kathy Laurini
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Uwe Apel
    Hochschule BremenGermany

    A5.2. Human Exploration of Mars

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

    Co-Chair

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Nadeem Ghafoor
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Rapporteur

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    A5.3-B3.6. Human and Robotic Partnerships in Exploration - Joint session of the Human Spaceflight and Exploration Symposia

    This session seeks papers on new systems and technologies for current human spaceflight and exploration programmes, and the role of human and robotic partnerships in areas such as onboard robotic assistants, habitat / infrastructure construction support, human mobility support systems (e.g. EVA mobility aids, rovers); and robotic precursor activities to human spaceflights for test, validation, and demonstration of systems. 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.

    Co-Chair

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Pierre Jean
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Mark Hempsell
    Hempsell Astronautics LimitedUnited Kingdom

    A5.4-D2.8. Human Missions to Libration points and NEO's

    This session will explore heavy-lift launch capabilities for human deep space exploration missions, program architectures, technology demonstrations as well as the issues of scientific and political motivations and international cooperation.

    Co-Chair

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

    Ernst Messerschmid
    University of StuttgartGermany

    K. Bruce Morris
    RUAG SpaceUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Gerhard Schwehm
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

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

    A5.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    A6. SPACE DEBRIS SYMPOSIUM

    The Symposium, organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), 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

    J.-C. Liou
    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 characterization of orbital and physical properties of space debris.

    Co-Chair

    Frank Di Pentino
    Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)United States

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

    Rapporteur

    Vladimir Agapov
    Russian Academy of SciencesRussian Federation

    A6.2. Modelling and Risk Analysis

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

    Co-Chair

    Carmen Pardini
    ISTI-CNRItaly

    Marlon Sorge
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Sven Kevin Flegel
    Space Environment Research Centre Ltd. (SERC)Australia

    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

    Norman Fitz-Coy
    University of FloridaUnited States

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Christian Cazaux
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Holger Krag
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Akira Kato
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    A6.5. Space Debris Removal Technologies

    This session will address active removal techniques "ground and space based" and identify implementation difficulties and maturity of proposed technologies.

    Co-Chair

    Fabrizio Piergentili
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    M.Y.S. Prasad
    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)India

    Rapporteur

    Fabio Santoni
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    A6.6. Space Debris Removal Concepts

    This session will address active removal concepts "ground and space based" and identify innovative solutions and the steps for developing the concepts into reality.

    Co-Chair

    Nicolas Bérend
    ONERA - The French Aerospace LabFrance

    Seishiro Kibe
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Rapporteur

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

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

    This session will address the multiple aspects associated to safe operations in Space dealing with Space Debris, including operational assessment from observations, catalogue build-up and maintainance, data aggregation from different sources, relevant data exchanges standards and conjunctions analyses.

    Co-Chair

    David Finkleman
    International Academy of AstronauticsUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Juan Carlos Dolado Perez
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    A6.8. (joint session with Space Security Committee): Policy, Legal, Institutional and Economic Aspects of Space Debris Detection, Mitigation and Removal

    This session will deal with the non-technical aspects of space debris detection, mitigation and removal. Policy, legal and institutional aspects includes role of IADC and UNCOPUOS and other multilateral bodies. Economic issues including insurance, financial incentives and funding for space debris mitigation and removal. The role of international cooperation in addressing these issues will be considered.

    Co-Chair

    Brett Biddington
    Australia

    Darren McKnight
    Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)United States

    Rapporteur

    Charlotte Mathieu
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    A6.9. Modelling and Orbit Determination

    This session will address aspects of space debris orbit determination related to assessment of raw and derived data accuracy, optical measurements processing and modelling and risk analysis of space debris.

    Co-Chair

    Heiner Klinkrad
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Moriba Jah
    The University of Texas at AustinUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Hugh G. Lewis
    University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom

    A6.10-YPVF.5. Space Debris Young Professionals Virtual Forum

    A safe and secure space environment is a requirement for all current and future space activities. The sustainability of the space environment is today challenged by a number of threats, the most pressing one being the alarming proliferation of space debris. Space debris has become a major concern for all current as well as future space actors. This virtual session will be a multi-disciplinary forum on emerging issues related to space debris, aimed at raising awareness around this critical threat to space activities. This discussion will present the challenges presented by this threat and how it is currently being addressed at the international, regional and national levels and will seek to explore the way forward. This virtual session will be organised by the IAF Technical Committee on Space Security and the IAF Space Debris Committee.

    Co-Chair

    Charlotte Mathieu
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Kevin Stube
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    Rapporteur

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

    A6.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    J.-C. Liou
    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 the major (flagship) missions of the future, space agencies also offer opportunities for small and medium-size missions in support of the scientific community. NASA re-emphasised the Explorer and Discovery lines of medium-size missions, JAXA promotes a small mission programme and ESA released calls for small and medium 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 and to avoid unnecessary duplication in planning missions worldwide, from small to large scale, addressing the same science questions, it is of utmost importance to coordinate planning activities internationally at an early stage and to promote international collaboration. Therefore, it seems appropriate to arrange an international symposium involving the main actors of this field of space research, the scientific community, space industry and space agencies. 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 programs. The following sessions will see invited talks on the required technology plans and challenges. Next sessions 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

    A7.1. Space-Agencies Long-Term Views

    In this session will be presented in invited and contributed talks, the space-agencies long-term views on a mix of small, medium and large-scale missions addressing space astronomy and solar system science, including updates on their science programs.

    Co-Chair

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A7.2. Scientific Motivation and Requirements for Future Space Astronomy and Solar System Science Missions

    In this session the prime scientific motivations and needs in different fields of space astronomy and solar-system science missions will be reviewed with the various types of missions required. There will be room for presentations of road maps proposed for the research fields addressed in this event.

    Co-Chair

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A7.3. Technology Needs for Future Missions, Platforms

    This session addresses the technologies required for future space astronomy and solar system science missions with the plans of, and challenges for industry and research institutes to realize the required functionalities of e.g. platforms.

    Co-Chair

    Jakob van Zyl
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    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.

    Co-Chair

    John Hussey
    ConsultantUnited States

    Mukund Rao
    Navayuga Spatial Technologies Pvt. Ltd.India

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Andrew Court
    TNOThe Netherlands

    Ralph Girard
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Yean Joo Chong
    National University of SingaporeSingapore, Republic of

    B1.4. Earth Observation Data Management Systems

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

    Co-Chair

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

    James E. Graf
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Na Yao
    China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China

    B1.5. Earth Observation Applications and Economic Benefits

    Earth Observation value-added products.

    Co-Chair

    Luigi Bussolino
    Bussolino and AssociatesItaly

    Paul Kamoun
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Yean Joo Chong
    National University of SingaporeSingapore, Republic of

    B1.6. Water resources management

    Use of Earth Observation in water resources management.

    Co-Chair

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

    Ralph Girard
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Simonetta Cheli
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    B1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    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 braodcasting, position determinination, navigation and timing, and interactive multimedia provisioning.

    Coordinator

    Manfred Wittig
    European Space Agency (ESA), retiredThe Netherlands

    Otto Koudelka
    Joanneum ResearchAustria

    B2.1. Mobile Satellite Communications and Navigation Technology

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

    Co-Chair

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

    Robert D. Briskman
    Sirius XM RadioUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Peter Buist
    Netherlands Space Society (NVR)The Netherlands

    B2.2. Joint Session on Dual Use (civil and military) Aspects of Telecommunications and GNSS

    This session, organised jointly by the Space Communication & 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 approach in future programmes.

    Co-Chair

    Eva Maria Aicher
    Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KGGermany

    Rita Lollock
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Stephanie Wan
    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)United States

    B2.3. Space-Based Navigation Systems and Services

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

    Co-Chair

    Kristian Pauly
    OHB SystemGermany

    Rita Lollock
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    B2.4. Near-Earth and Interplanetary Communications

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

    Co-Chair

    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

    B2.5. Advanced Technologies for Space Communications and Navigation

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

    Co-Chair

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

    Elemer Bertenyi
    Canadian Aeronautics and Space InstituteCanada

    Rapporteur

    Eva Maria Aicher
    Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KGGermany

    B2.6. Advanced Space Communications and Navigation Systems

    Advanced satellite communications and applications will be presented.

    Co-Chair

    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

    B2.7. Fixed and Broadcast Communications

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

    Co-Chair

    Desaraju Venugopal
    Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.India

    Joe M. Straus
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    K.R. Sridhara Murthi
    NIASIndia

    B2.8-YPVF.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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Kevin Shortt
    Germany

    B2.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Manfred Wittig
    European Space Agency (ESA), retiredThe Netherlands

    Otto Koudelka
    Joanneum ResearchAustria

    B3. HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

    The symposium addresses all practical aspects of human spaceflight including the design, development, operations, utilization and future plans of space missions involving humans. The scope covers actual past, present and future space missions and programmes in LEO and beyond, both governmental and private.

    Coordinator

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Martin Zell
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    B3.1. Governmental Human Spaceflight Programs (Overview)

    The session provides the forum for “Overview” presentations on present and evolving governmental Human Spaceflight programmes. This session will include the latest status of human spaceflight programmes and the spacecraft being developed to support them, including the International Space Station and the Chinese Space Station. Emerging nations’ manned spaceflight programmes, evolution concepts (e.g. ISS, MPCV, Tjangong) and governmental manned exploration initiatives are also addressed in this session.

    Co-Chair

    Carlo Mirra
    Airbus Defence & SpaceGermany

    Kevin D. Foley
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    Rapporteur

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

    B3.2. Commercial Human Spaceflight Programs

    This session provides a forum for papers describing commercial human orbital and sub-orbital spacecraft and stations in development, as well as human-rated launch vehicles and human-tended modules. Topics include the status of development, testing, and operations; the architecture and performance of various systems; launch infrastructure development; and other pertinent areas of commercial human spaceflight development. Programmes such as Atlas 5, B330, CST-100, Cygnus, Dream Chaser, Dragon, Falcon 9, Lynx, New Shepard, Spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo, WhiteKnightTwo, and others are appropriate for this session.

    Co-Chair

    Michael E. Lopez Alegria
    MLA Space, LLCUnited States

    Michael W. Hawes
    Lockheed Martin CorporationUnited States

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

    B3.3. Utilization & Exploitation of Human Spaceflight Systems

    This session addresses the utilization and exploitation of space stations and human spacecraft and provides the opportunity to discuss achievements, plans and outlooks. Topics for discussion include proposed or available payload facilities, experiments, research, manufacturing, and other on-orbit activity and its related planning, accommodation, and implementation. Additional items appropriate for discussion include scientific and industrial utilization applications and engineering research and technology demonstrations, as well as uses of space stations (ie. International Space Station and Tjangong) and other manned vehicles as test beds for exploration.

    Co-Chair

    Annamaria Piras
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Kevin D. Foley
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Alan T. DeLuna
    ATDL Inc.United States

    B3.4-B6.5. Flight & Ground Operations of HSF Systems – Joint Session of the Human Spaceflight and Space Operations Symposia

    This session addresses key challenges and their solutions related to flight and ground operations in governmental and commercial human spaceflight, their systems and elements. Topics include operational problems and solutions, cost reduction, new and proposed ground facilities or infrastructure, and ground segment operations and planning. Also included are logistics and mission planning, ground transportation, and sustainment.

    Co-Chair

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

    Helmut Luttmann
    Airbus Defence and Space - Space SystemsGermany

    Rapporteur

    Rachid Amekrane
    Airbus DS GmbHGermany

    B3.5. Astronaut Training, Accommodation, and Operations in Space

    This session concentrates on all aspects of spaceflight that are unique to the presence of astronauts. It encompasses astronaut activities such as selection, training, workload management, and task division between flight and ground segments. It includes spacecraft systems and robotic tools; interfaces; international command, control and communications; payloads; research; and utilization. It addresses the unique spacecraft systems required to safely accommodate astronauts during intravehicular and extravehicular activities. The session includes astronaut pre-mission, mission, and post mission support of technological and scientific space based research and utilization of human space complexes and the space environment.

    Co-Chair

    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. Human and Robotic Partnerships in Exploration - Joint session of the Human Spaceflight and Exploration Symposia

    This session seeks papers on new systems and technologies for current human spaceflight and exploration programmes, and the role of human and robotic partnerships in areas such as onboard robotic assistants, habitat / infrastructure construction support, human mobility support systems (e.g. EVA mobility aids, rovers); and robotic precursor activities to human spaceflights for test, validation, and demonstration of systems. 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.

    Co-Chair

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Pierre Jean
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Mark Hempsell
    Hempsell Astronautics LimitedUnited Kingdom

    B3.7. Advanced Systems, Technologies, and Innovations for Human Spaceflight

    This session is designed to examine and identify the potential evolution of key elements of Human Spaceflight missions, especially those driven by advanced technologies and innovations. Papers are solicited that address how to shape the future subsystems, technologies, innovations, logistics, processes, procedures, etc. to enable or significantly improve future human space mission objectives that will include exploration, commercial initiatives, tourism, and industrial undertakings. Also, lessons learned from past missions and their application to future missions are essential topics in this session.

    Co-Chair

    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 the Legal Framework for Collaborative Space Activities

    This session hosts papers on topics related to the legal framework governing collaborative space programmes, in particular governmental Exploration programmes and their preparations. For the IAC 2015, the session will put special emphasis on highlighting the impact of ITAR and similar export control regimes on the development and operation phases of collaborative international space programmes, including lessons learned.

    Co-Chair

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

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Rapporteur

    Olga Stelmakh-Drescher
    International Institute of Space CommerceUnited States

    B3.9-YPVF.2. Human Spaceflight 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. This is a virtual session co-sponsored by the Human Space Endeavours Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.

    Co-Chair

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Guillaume Girard
    Zero2infinitySpain

    B3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Martin Zell
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    B4. 22nd IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL SATELLITE MISSIONS

    « Small Satellite Missions » refers to the class a 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 or cubesats if they weigh less than 10 kg; and picosats 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 (B4.7). 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. 16th Workshop on Small Satellite Programmes at the Service of Developing Countries

    This workshop is organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). It shall 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 shall be included. Small satellite programmes in the middle east region would be of particular interest to the session. The workshop shall 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.

    Co-Chair

    Pierre Molette
    France

    Sias Mostert
    Space Commercial Services Holdings (Pty) LtdSouth Africa

    Rapporteur

    Danielle Wood
    United States

    Sergei Chernikov
    United Nations Office for Outer Space AffairsAustria

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Larry Paxton
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    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 minimize 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.

    Co-Chair

    Karen McBride
    University of California, Los AngelesUnited States

    Peter M. Allan
    STFCUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Andreas Hornig
    University of StuttgartGermany

    Helen Walker
    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 make use of innovative launch opportunities, such as the developing space tourism market and commercial launch capability, hold significant promise for low-cost access to space make Earth observation missions attainable to non-governmental organizations as well as traditional users: papers addressing these evolving opportunities would be welcomed.

    Co-Chair

    Amnon Ginati
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Larry Paxton
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Carsten Tobehn
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    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. 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.

    Co-Chair

    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).

    Co-Chair

    Nicholas Waltham
    Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUnited Kingdom

    Philip Davies
    Deimos Space UK LtdUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Jian Guo
    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)The Netherlands

    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).

    Co-Chair

    Nicholas Waltham
    Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUnited Kingdom

    Philip Davies
    Deimos Space UK LtdUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Joost Elstak
    Airbus Defence and Space NetherlandsThe Netherlands

    B4.7. 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 standardization (mechanical, electrical, software and fluids) are particularly desirable.

    Co-Chair

    Norbert Lemke
    OHB System AGGermany

    Peter Holsters
    QinetiQ Space nvBelgium

    Rapporteur

    Merlin F. Barschke
    Technische Universität BerlinGermany

    B4.8. Small Spacecraft for Deep-Space Exploration

    This session focuses on innovative small spacecraft designs, systems, missions and technologies for the exploration of space beyond Earth orbit. Target destinations for these miniaturized space probes include the Earth's Moon, Mars, small bodies and other deep-space destinations, as well as near Earth vicinity for necessary development and technology demonstration missions. Small exploration probes covered by this session may come in many different forms, including special-purpose miniature spacecraft, standard format small platforms such as cubesats, or other microsats, nanosats, picosats, etc. Topics include new and emerging technologies in miniaturized subsystems including propulsion, avionics, guidance navigation & control, power supply, communication, thermal management, and sensors and instruments. Main aspect on this session is on new and emerging systems and mission applications for deep-space exploration using small spacecraft.

    Co-Chair

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

    Rene Laufer
    Baylor University / University of Cape TownUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Amanda Stiles
    XPRIZE FoundationUnited States

    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. 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…

    Co-Chair

    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

    B5.2. 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.

    Co-Chair

    Amnon Ginati
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Boris Penne
    OHB System AGGermany

    Rapporteur

    Yuval Brodsky
    tinTree International eHealthSouth Africa

    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 included 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

    John Auburn
    RHEATECH LtdUnited Kingdom

    Pierre Jean
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    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, grounf operations, ascent, on-orbit and entry operations, as well as recovery and post mission analysis.

    Co-Chair

    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 included commercial and new space operations, and addressed 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.

    Co-Chair

    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 included concepts, methods and tools, as well as experience gained.

    Co-Chair

    Paolo Ferri
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Zeina Mounzer
    Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbHGermany

    Rapporteur

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

    B6.5-B3.4. Flight & Ground Operations of HSF Systems – Joint Session of the Human Spaceflight and Space Operations Symposia

    This session addresses key challenges and their solutions related to flight and ground operations in governmental and commercial human spaceflight, their systems and elements. Topics include operational problems and solutions, cost reduction, new and proposed ground facilities or infrastructure, and ground segment operations and planning. Also included are logistics and mission planning, ground transportation, and sustainment.

    Co-Chair

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

    Helmut Luttmann
    Airbus Defence and Space - Space SystemsGermany

    Rapporteur

    Rachid Amekrane
    Airbus DS GmbHGermany

    B6.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    John Auburn
    RHEATECH LtdUnited Kingdom

    Pierre Jean
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    C1. ASTRODYNAMICS SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium addresses advances in orbital mechanics, attitude dynamics, guidance, navigation and control of space systems.

    Coordinator

    Alfred Ng
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

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

    C1.1. Mission Design, Operations & Optimization (1)

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

    Co-Chair

    Johannes Schoenmaekers
    European Space Operations CentreGermany

    Vincent Martinot
    Thales Alenia Space FranceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Moriba Jah
    The University of Texas at AustinUnited States

    C1.2. Mission Design, Operations & Optimization (2)

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

    Co-Chair

    Kathleen Howell
    Purdue UniversityUnited States

    Richard Epenoy
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    C1.3. 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 natural orbital dynamics of spacecraft in the Solar System. It also covers advances in orbit determination.

    Co-Chair

    Filippo Graziani
    G.A.U.S.S. SrlItaly

    Shoji Yoshikawa
    Mitsubishi Electric CorporationJapan

    C1.4. 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 natural orbital dynamics of spacecraft in the Solar System. It also covers advances in orbit determination.

    Co-Chair

    Antonio Almeida Prado
    INPEBrazil

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

    Rapporteur

    Gwanghyeok Ju
    Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Korea, Republic of

    C1.5. Attitude Dynamics (1)

    This theme discusses advances in spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, as well as design, testing and performance of novel 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.

    Co-Chair

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Michael Yu Ovchinnikov
    Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, RASRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Hao-Chi Chang
    tiSPACE Inc.Unknown

    C1.6. Attitude Dynamics (2)

    This theme discusses advances in spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, as well as design, testing and performance of novel 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.

    Co-Chair

    Hao-Chi Chang
    tiSPACE Inc.Unknown

    Yong Chun Xie
    Beijing Institute of Control Engineering, China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China

    Rapporteur

    Paolo Teofilatto
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    C1.7. Guidance, Navigation & 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

    Co-Chair

    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara State Aerospace UniversityRussian Federation

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

    C1.8. Guidance, Navigation & 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

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Lübke-Ossenbeck
    OHB System AG-BremenGermany

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

    Rapporteur

    Fuyuto Terui
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    C1.9. Guidance, Navigation & 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

    Co-Chair

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

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

    C1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Alfred Ng
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Alwin Eisenmann
    IABG Industrieanlagen - Betriebsgesellschaft mbHGermany

    Andreas Rittweger
    DLR (German Aerospace Center)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Jochen Albus
    ArianeGroupGermany

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Marc Lacoste
    ArianeGroupFrance

    Rapporteur

    Zijun Hu
    China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT)China

    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

    Hiroshi Furuya
    Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan

    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

    Rapporteur

    Anatolii Lohvynenko
    Yuzhnoye State Design OfficeUkraine

    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

    Bangcheng Ai
    China Aerospace Science and Industry CorporationChina

    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

    Sylvie Béland
    National Research CouncilCanada

    Rapporteur

    Luigi Scatteia
    PricewaterhouseCoopers AdvisoryFrance

    C2.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    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 future exploration and development of space depends on new, more affordable and more reliable energy sources of diverse types ranging from the very small to the extraordinarily large. Moreover, the continuing support for space activities by the public requires that these activities are increasingly inserted into the global challenge to transition current terrestrial energy systems into more environmentally friendly, sustainable ones. The space sector has traditionally served as cutting edge precursor for the development of some renewable power systems. These activities are now put into a much larger space & energy perspective. These range from joint technology development up to visionary concepts such as space solar power plants. The Space Power Symposium addresses all these aspects, covering the whole range from power generation, energy conversion & storage, power management, power transmission & distribution at system and sub-system levels including commercial considerations. It will 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

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

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    C3.1. Space-Based Solar Power Architectures / Space & Energy Concepts

    This session deals with all aspects of architectures and concepts for space-based solar power plants and concepts integrating space and terrestrial energy activities. It will be structured in two half-sessions, one focusing on advances in the field of space solar power plant architectures and one on activities in the field of space & energy, including all types of conceptual, technical and organisational progress to better integrate space and terrestrial energy activities. It is the primary international forum for scientific and technical exchanges on this topic and thus provides a unique common platform for discussions. Topically it will include all system-level, architectural, organisational and commercial aspects, including modelling and optimisation as well as related non-technical aspects.

    Co-Chair

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

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

    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 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 covers theoretical as well as applied and experimental results, including emitter/receiver antenna architectures and deployment.

    Co-Chair

    Frank Little
    Texas A&M UniversityUnited States

    Nobuyuki Kaya
    Kobe UniversityJapan

    Rapporteur

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Carla Signorini
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

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

    Rapporteur

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

    Matthew Perren
    Airbus Defence & SpaceUnited Kingdom

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Massimiliano Vasile
    University of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom

    Shoichiro Mihara
    Japan Space SystemsJapan

    Rapporteur

    Alex Ignatiev
    University of HoustonUnited States

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Jacques Gigou
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    George Schmidt
    NASA Glenn Research CenterUnited States

    C3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    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

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Helen Webber
    Reaction Engines Ltd.United Kingdom

    Richard Blott
    British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

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

    C4.1. Propulsion System (1)

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

    Co-Chair

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

    Patrick Danous
    SnecmaFrance

    Rapporteur

    Vanniyaperumal Narayanan
    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)India

    C4.2. Propulsion System (2)

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

    Co-Chair

    Stéphane Henry
    ArianeGroupFrance

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

    Rapporteur

    M. Badrinayarana Murthy
    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)India

    C4.3. Propulsion Technology (1)

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

    Co-Chair

    Angelo Cervone
    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)The Netherlands

    Didier Boury
    ArianeGroup SASFrance

    Rapporteur

    John Harlow
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited Kingdom

    C4.4. Electric Propulsion

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

    Co-Chair

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

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

    Rapporteur

    Vanessa Vial
    Safran Aircraft EnginesFrance

    C4.5. Propulsion Technology (2)

    This session includes all science and technologies supporting all aspects of space propulsion. An objective is to attract papers from students and young professionals with a more technical rather than programmatic or organisational focus.

    Co-Chair

    Max Calabro
    The Inner ArchFrance

    Walter Zinner
    ArianeGroupGermany

    Rapporteur

    Davina Di Cara
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Jerrol Littles
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Mariano Andrenucci
    Sitael SpaItaly

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Jacques Gigou
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Leopold Summerer
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    George Schmidt
    NASA Glenn Research CenterUnited States

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Young min Yoon
    KARIKorea, Republic of

    Zvika Zuckerman
    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.Israel

    Rapporteur

    Constanze Syring
    ArianeGroupGermany

    C4.9. Hypersonic and Combined Cycle Propulsion

    This session covers papers on Hypersonic and Combined Cycle Propulsion for space applications.

    Co-Chair

    Helen Webber
    Reaction Engines Ltd.United Kingdom

    Riheng Zheng
    China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC)China

    Rapporteur

    Salvatore Borrelli
    CIRA Italian Aerospace Research CentreItaly

    C4.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Helen Webber
    Reaction Engines Ltd.United Kingdom

    Richard Blott
    British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

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

    D1. SPACE SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium addresses the present and future development of space systems and technologies, with sessions on System Engineering Methods, Processes, and Tools; Enabling Technologies for Space Systems; Significant Achievements in space systems with implications for Lessons Learned and future Training and Practice; Advanced System Architectures; and Innovative and Visionary Space Systems of the future. A special session addresses the emerging technologies and potential applications in the area of supplementary payloads “hosted” on spacecraft and constellations, where the mission of the hosted payload can be unrelated to the primary mission of the hosting system.

    Coordinator

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

    Reinhold Bertrand
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Peter Dieleman
    National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)The Netherlands

    Reinhold Bertrand
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Tibor Balint
    Art Center College of DesignUnited States

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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 - Methods, Processes and Tools (1)

    This session will focus on state-of-the-art system engineering methodologies - the methods, processs, and tools 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, and quality of life cycle cost estimates.

    Co-Chair

    Dmitry Payson
    ROSCOSMOSRussian Federation

    Tibor Balint
    Art Center College of DesignUnited States

    Rapporteur

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Peter Dieleman
    National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

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

    D1.5. Training, Achievements, and Lessons Learned in Space Systems

    System engineering training, the achievement of significant mission accomplishments in the face of challenges, both expected and unexpected, and the consequent lessons learned in design, development, and operation form basis for steady improvement of space system engineering practice for ensuring mission success. This session focuses on all aspects of this process, with papers on mission achievements with critical lessons learned and the application to future missions and development practice.

    Co-Chair

    Eiichi Tomita
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Klaus Schilling
    University WuerzburgGermany

    Rapporteur

    Otfrid Liepack
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

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

    This session will focus on state-of-the-art system engineering methodologies - the methods, processes, and tools 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, and quality of life cycle cost estimates.

    Co-Chair

    Geilson Loureiro
    National Institute for Space Research - INPE Brazil

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    Rapporteur

    Ming Li
    China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China

    D1.7. Hosted Payloads - Concepts, Techniques and Challenges, Missions and Applications

    Accross the space community there is increasing interest and activity in the area of hosted payloads. In this concept, one or more additional payloads are incorporated onto a main spacecraft, where the objectives of the hosted payloads are unrelated to the principal mission (e.g. commercial communications) of the main spacecraft. In this way, specialized observational, scientific, or experimental or operational payloads can be brought to orbit, even to geostationary orbit, for a fraction of the cost of building and launching independent satellites. The concept also provides for unique observational conditions, e.g. 24/7 global observation, that would be otherwise unaffordable for the instrument or payload classed under consideration. The approach presents unique challenges, that range from organizational relationships, through adaptation of mission requirements (e.g. observation geometry, RF susceptibility and emissions) to meet conditions required by the host spacecraft, to development, integration, test, and compatible on-orbit operation of divergent systems. Papers in this session will look at current missions and future opportunities and address both benefits and challenges as the world-wide space community moves into this exciting area.

    Co-Chair

    Dapeng Wang
    China HEAD Aerospace Technology Co.China

    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara State Aerospace UniversityRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Steven Arnold
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    D1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    Reinhold Bertrand
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    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

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Julio Aprea
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Randolph Kendall
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Ko Ogasawara
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.Japan

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Luigi Bussolino
    Bussolino and AssociatesItaly

    Yves Gerard
    Airbus Defence & SpaceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Igor V. Belokonov
    Samara National Research UniversityRussian Federation

    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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Oliver Kunz
    RUAG SpaceSwitzerland

    Rapporteur

    Oleg Ventskovskiy
    Ukraine

    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

    Co-Chair

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

    José Gavira Izquierdo
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Philippa Davies
    Reaction Engines Ltd.United Kingdom

    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

    Co-Chair

    Patrick M. McKenzie
    RUAG SpaceUnited States

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

    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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Giorgio Tumino
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Rapporteur

    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

    Co-Chair

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

    Nicolas Bérend
    ONERA - The French Aerospace LabFrance

    Rapporteur

    Emmanuelle David
    Germany

    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

    Co-Chair

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

    Ernst Messerschmid
    University of StuttgartGermany

    K. Bruce Morris
    RUAG SpaceUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Gerhard Schwehm
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

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

    D2.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    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.

    Co-Chair

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Anouck Girard
    University of MichiganUnited States

    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.

    Co-Chair

    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 to 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

    Alain Pradier
    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.

    Co-Chair

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    Rapporteur

    Maria Antonietta Perino
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    D3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Alain Pradier
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    D4. 13th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON VISIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE

    This 13th Symposium is organized by the International Academy of Astronautics. In Space Activities the focus is usually kept on the short term developments, at the expense of future goals. The Symposium will discuss topics with at least 20 to 30 years prospective lead time and identify technologies and strategies that need to be developed. These developments will be examined with the goal to support also short/medium term projects and to identify priorities required for their development. The Sessions in the Symposium will address innovative technologies and Strategies to develop Space Elevator as well as Interstellar Precursor Missions. A session will address also how Space activities can contribute to the resolution of World Societal Changes as well as to increasing the countries engaged in space activities.

    Coordinator

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village AssociationFrance

    Horst Rauck
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    D4.1. Innovative Concepts and Technologies

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

    Co-Chair

    Giorgio Saccoccia
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    Roger X. Lenard
    LPSUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    D4.2. Contribution of Space Activities to Solving Global Societal Issues

    The session will discuss the contributions, in the future, of space exploration and utilisation to the solution of global challenges (e.g. energy, population, sustainable development) and how the space systems will support the understanding of the global societal issues. The session will include also the identification of the related technologies that needs to be developed. The definition of a roadmap will be encouraged. Environmental issues including global climate change will not be covered in this particular session

    Co-Chair

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village AssociationFrance

    John C. Mankins
    ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions, LLCUnited States

    D4.3. Space Elevator Tether and Space Mineral Resources

    The IAA study, "Space Elevators - Feasibility and Next Steps" completed in 2013 looked at engineering, operational, and funding steps towards an operational capability. The first part of this session will evaluate the current and near-term potential of the necessary technologies. In addition, the session can accept the analysis of other issues leveraging this remarkable transportation capability of routine, inexpensive and safe access to our solar system. The second part of this session will focus on the Exploitation of space mineral resources. In 2015, the IAA published a broad study of the technology, economics, legal and policy aspects of identifying, obtaining, and using these resources. This part of the session will provide the current state of the art of the technology, economics, law & policy related to Space Mineral Resource (SMR) opportunities. The goal will be to present development roadmaps anchored in realities of engineering, economics and legal/policy.

    Co-Chair

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

    Roger X. Lenard
    LPSUnited States

    Rapporteur

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

    D4.4. Strategies for Rapid Implementation of Interstellar Missions: Precursors and Beyond

    Knowledge about space beyond our solar system and between the stars—that is interstellar space —is lacking data. Even as IBEX, NASA’s Interstellar Background Explorer, studies the edge of our solar system, it still is confined to earth orbit. Arguably, some of the most compelling data to understand the universe we live in will come from sampling the actual environment beyond our solar system as Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft are on the threshold of doing. In the 36 years since the Voyager probes’ launches, significant advances in materials science, analytical chemistry, information technologies, imaging capabilities, communications and propulsion systems have been made. The recently released IAA study: “Key Technologies to Enable Near-Term Interstellar Scientific Precursor Missions” along with significant initiatives like the DARPA seed-funded 100 Year Starship, signal the need, readiness and benefits to aggressively undertaking interstellar space missions. This session seeks to define specific strategies and key enabling steps to implement interstellar precursor missions within the next 10-15 years. Suggestions for defined projects, payloads, teams, spacecraft and mission profiles that leverage existing technological capacities, yet will yield probes that generate new information about deep space, rapidly exit the solar system and which can be launched before 2030 are sought.

    Co-Chair

    Giancarlo Genta
    Politecnico di TorinoItaly

    Mae Jemison
    100 Year StarshipUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Louis Friedman
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    D4.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village AssociationFrance

    Horst Rauck
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

    D5. 48th SYMPOSIUM ON SAFETY, QUALITY AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN SPACE ACTIVITIES

    This 48th Symposium organized by the International Academy of Astronautics addresses management approaches, methods, design solutions and regulations to improve the quality, efficiency, and collaborative ability of space programs. All aspects are considered: risk management, complexity of systems and operations, knowledge management, human factors, economical contraints, international cooperation, norms, and standards.

    Coordinator

    Jeanne Holm
    University of CaliforniaUnited States

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

    D5.1. Safety and quality: "SUCCESS" is the goal

    Space missions support great ambitions, but also great failures, the worse of them being when safety is at stake. Fortunately, product assurance methods have been developed, and lessons learned carry forth a really increasing know how. Real success can be claimed in now both small and ambitious missions. This session deals with the methods, tests, lessons learned, standards for analysis and mitigation of such risks. It provides an opportunity for exchanges on all aspects of the development philosophy, risk management, norms and cost index of development of novel transportation systems, orbital systems, exploration vehicles, test procedures, and operations to meet this challenge for every kind of aerospace missions.

    Co-Chair

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

    Pierre Molette
    France

    Rapporteur

    Manola Romero
    3AFFrance

    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 organization, these questions will be addresses: - 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 a 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 drinving information. - 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

    Jeanne Holm
    University of CaliforniaUnited States

    Patrick Hambloch
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    D5.3. Prediction and measurements of space weather conditions and impacts on space missions

    Space weather and its fluctuations strongly impacts space missions. Environmental conditions yield constraints at design phase, and important risks in the course of the mission. The evaluation of the average and worst case conditions to be met, and of their impact on missions and sub-systems are thus of prime importance. This session will encompass the following topics: - flight measurements; - physical processes; - prediction of average or worst case conditions. Environment effects on missions: - ground testing; - flight experiments and lessons learnt; - modelling and prediction. This session will encompass the following topics: Space weather: -flight measurements; - physical processes; - prediction of average or worst case conditions. Environment effects on missions: -ground testing; - flight experiments and lessons learnt; -modelling and prediction.

    Co-Chair

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

    Mengu Cho
    Kyushu Institute of TechnologyJapan

    D5.4. Cyber-security threats to space missions and countermeasures to address them

    The increasingly pervasive network connectivity following the Internet explosion introduces a whole new families of cyber-security threats to space missions. To send commands to a spacecraft now you would not need to build a ground station, but you can penetrate from your home or office the existing ground infrastructures, challenging and bypassing their protection measures. These questions will have to be addressed in the session: - What is the interest of cyber-crime and cyber-activism with respect to space activities? - How are aerospace organisations managing the ability to introduce the right level of security measures in the process to develop new missions? - What solutions are in place to work securely across corporate and international boundaries? - How is knowledge about security threats captured, shared, and used to follow the evolution of cyber threats? - Which ones of these specific threats are to be expected to target space missions, from the ground and from space? - What is particularly to be expected from the cyber-space to target outer space? Case studies and methodological approaches will focus upon: - Analysis of successful projects and innovative approaches in the application of security analysis and requirements to the development phase of space missions’ project management. - Focussed research in risk management specific to the space environment. - Capture of technical expertise and lessons learned from previous successful projects that are applicable to new programmes, with focus on driving information transfer. - Developments of methodologies and practices for Secure Software Engineering and impact thereof on prevalent standards. - Methods that allow data, information or knowledge exchange, specific to security-related aspects and cyber-security in particular, within or amongst organisations in support of actual programmes or missions. - Cryptography, processes, operational security, and other aspects of space missions that are all constituting the technical components to keep a mission “cyber secure”. - Challenges of cyber-security when bordering with the physical space - making sure that ground systems, command, telemetry, and the physical infrastructure of a space mission are kept secure as needed. - Challenges of securing the data and information - and their use according to the specific data policies- that are derived from the space missions - geo-spatial and/or mapping data, knowledge and information derived from processing of data.

    Co-Chair

    Deganit Paikowsky
    Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

    Stefano Zatti
    ESAItaly

    D5.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    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

    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

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

    D6.1. Commercial Space Flight Safety and Emerging Issues

    Topics for this session cover commercial space transportation and safety issues including human and robotic vehicles, spaceports, reentry vehicles, in-space transportation vehicles, and regulations. Papers related to commercial space transportation are also encouraged on: policy and law; operations and training; best practices and standards; pilot, crew and participant safety; and ground operations and launch site safety.

    Co-Chair

    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

    D6.3. Enabling safe commercial spaceflight: vehicles and spaceports

    This session is addresses new and existing spaceports and factors that launch vehicle and spaceplane operators may use in evaluating the selection of a launch and/or landing location. Topics include: safety, air and spaceport facilities, runways, geography, air and space traffic, weather, population density, access to workforce and technical support, customer needs, regulations, and other areas. Papers are welcome from spaceports, airports, space transportation providers, support equipment providers, academia, commercial companies and governments.

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

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

    Rapporteur

    Francesco Santoro
    Altec S.p.A.Italy

    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 practive 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 results.

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Christopher Vasko
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Gulnara T. Omarova
    Astrophysical InstituteKazakhstan

    Rapporteur

    Michael Pakakis
    Victorian Space Science Education CentreAustralia

    E1.2. Lift-Off - Secondary Space Education

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

    Co-Chair

    Lisa Antoniadis
    EASLSwitzerland

    Michael Pakakis
    Victorian Space Science Education CentreAustralia

    Rapporteur

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

    E1.3. On Track - Undergraduate Space Education

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

    Co-Chair

    David Cook
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    Lisa Antoniadis
    EASLSwitzerland

    Rapporteur

    Michal Kunes
    Czech Space OfficeCzech Republic

    E1.4. In Orbit - Postgraduate Space Education

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

    Co-Chair

    Angela Diaz Phillips
    United States

    Franco Bernelli-Zazzera
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Rapporteur

    Maria Victoria Alonsoperez
    IEETECHUruguay

    E1.5. Enabling the Future - Developing the Space Workforce

    This session will focus on the challenges, opportunities and innovative approaches to developing the current and future global space workforce.

    Co-Chair

    Bettina Boehm
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Edward J. Hoffman
    United States

    Rapporteur

    Amalio Monzon
    Airbus Defence and SpaceSpain

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

    This session will focus on the challenges, opportunties and innovative approaches to developing the current and future global space workforce.

    Co-Chair

    Carol Christian
    STScIUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Frank Friedlaender
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems CompanyUnited States

    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.

    Co-Chair

    Olga Zhdanovich
    Ajilon for European Space AgencyThe Netherlands

    Vera Mayorova
    Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Carol Christian
    STScIUnited States

    E1.8. Open Space: Participatory Space Education and Outreach

    This session will focus on the involvement and participation of target groups in space education and outreach-related activities which are internet - or digitally mediated or rely on an "open source" approach, e.g. hackathons, unconferences, barcamps, etc.

    Co-Chair

    Jessica Culler
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Carol Carnett
    International Space University (ISU)United States

    E1.9. Space Culture

    This session will focus on the process, critical thinking and methodologies underlying space education and outreach events. This session is co-sponsored by the IAF Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS).

    Co-Chair

    Jessica Culler
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    Nelly Ben Hayoun
    Royal Holloway, University of LondonUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Remco Timmermans
    The Netherlands

    E1.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    Chris Welch
    International Space University (ISU)France

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    E2. 45th 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 44th 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.

    Co-Chair

    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 44th 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.

    Co-Chair

    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-YPVF.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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    E2.4. Educational Pico and Nano Satellites

    Proposed session with SUAC.

    Co-Chair

    Lisa Antoniadis
    EASLSwitzerland

    Xiaozhou Yu
    Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina

    Rapporteur

    Franco Bernelli-Zazzera
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    E3. 28th SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE POLICY, REGULATIONS AND ECONOMICS

    This symposium, organized 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 integrates the 29th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal roundtable.

    Coordinator

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

    Jacques Masson
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    E3.1. Regional cooperation in space: policies, governance and legal tools

    This session will provide a forum for the discussion of existing or emerging schemes for regional cooperation in space. Three key domains are considered: political aspects (balance between common objectives, regional integration, and soveignty, national pride, …) economic aspects (level of funding, contribution mechanisms, "return rules", …) and legal regimes (e.g. ESA Convention, EU "space competence", …). Papers are expected from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa. This session will support the activities of the IAA on-going Study Group on the same topic.

    Co-Chair

    Ciro Arevalo Yepes
    Colombia

    Elisabeth Back Impallomeni
    University of PadovaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Laura Delgado Lopez
    United States

    E3.2. International Space Exploration Policies and Programmes

    Space Exploration is an important space policy domain and international cooperation plans and partnerships have been gaining momentum in recent years, as reflected by the International Space Exploration Forum and the IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Exploration planned on January 2014. This session will provide a forum to reflect on the trends in space exploration and present the latest developments in the field, including the results from these events. This session is supporting the activities of an IAA Study Group on "Dynamics of Space Exploration Strategies and Future Outlook".

    Co-Chair

    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. The space economy: what are the socio-economic impacts?

    The 'space economy' covers the value-chain of the space sector (from launchers to satellites and space services) and its various downstream applications. This session will focus on actual illustrations (with figures), where the returns of investing in space systems and/or its downstream uses are discussed, either at country, regional or even corporate levels (e.g. job creation due to a space activity, direct and indirect value-added derived from applications, cost-savings, productivity gains). Papers should also present the underlying methodologies used to get to the results.

    Co-Chair

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

    Joan Harvey
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Rapporteur

    Luigi Scatteia
    PricewaterhouseCoopers AdvisoryFrance

    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 realize 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 fora, 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 desire end.

    Co-Chair

    Chen Shenyan
    Beihang UniversityChina

    Ray A. Williamson
    United States

    Rapporteur

    Charlotte Mathieu
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    E3.5-E7.6. 30th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable: Universities as Actors in Space

    Over the past years universities in all regions of the world have become a new player in space activities. They get involved in various ways, the most prominent one being cubesat missions, but also experiments on the ISS or other missions are cost-effective and less complex means to gain access to space. Cubesats and the opportunity of secondary payloads also allow new cooperation between academia and industry, fostering spin-off effetcs and triggering innovation. University space projects often enjoy a higher participation of women, thus allowing an early engagement with the space industry, which may trigger future career changes. However, questions related to technical issues such as standardisation, legal boundary conditions and operation of cubesats and secondary paylods often are difficult to answer yet. And still, flight opportunities remain limited and operation via foreign ground stations is not always easy. Generally, there is potential to enlarge and enhance the involbement of universities in space activities. Issues, but also benefits for education, industry and agencies should be identified and debated. The 2015 IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable is to address those questions, thereby allowing an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Co-Chair

    Kai-Uwe Schrogl
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Willem (Herman) Steyn
    Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa

    Rapporteur

    Marc Haese
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

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

    E3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    Jacques Masson
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    E4. 49th IAA HISTORY OF ASTRONAUTICS SYMPOSIUM

    History of space science, technology & 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 Israel.

    Coordinator

    Ake Ingemar Skoog
    Germany

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

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

    Tal Inbar
    The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic StudiesIsrael

    E4.1. Memoirs & organisational histories

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

    Co-Chair

    Marsha Freeman
    21st Century Science & TechnologyUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Hervé Moulin

    Theo Pirard
    Space Information CenterBelgium

    E4.2. Scientific & technical histories

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

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

    Kerrie Dougherty
    Australia

    Rapporteur

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    William Jones
    United States

    E4.3. History of Israeli contribution to astronautics

    Special session with invited & proposed speakers. Origin (technical & political aspects) of the space activities & programs of Israel.

    Co-Chair

    Otfrid Liepack
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Tal Inbar
    The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic StudiesIsrael

    Rapporteur

    Charles Lundquist
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    John Harlow
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited Kingdom

    E5. 26th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY

    This 25th 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. Space Architecture: technical aspects, design, engineering, concepts and mission planning

    The session welcomes papers on all aspects of the challenges of emplacing, sustaining, and growing accommodations for space habitation throughout the inner solar system: Earth orbits, Lagrange points, the Moon's surface, interplanetary space, Near Earth Objects, the moons of Mars, Mars' surface, and the asteroid Main Belt. These places share a need for basic protection against space radiation, vacuum, and thermal extremes, but vary widely in remoteness, proximity to gravity wells and resources, and socio-psychological impact. Architectural solutions, including pressurized volume, shielding, life support, food production, transportation access, and social accommodation will stretch concepts and technologies for space architecture. The session seeks papers on topics including, but not limited to: integration of architecture, structures, space systems, life-support systems, man-machine interfaces, and new technologies.

    Co-Chair

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Anna Barbara Imhof
    Liquifer Systems Group (LSG)Austria

    E5.2. Models for Successfully Applying Space Technology Beyond Its Original Intent

    Many R&D organizations look for ways to demonstrate the value of their technology portfolio to educate as well as accommodate a broad community of onlookers and users. Academia- and government-sponsored space programs need to depict how their science and technology activities are relevant to technology transfer, knowledge sharing, and technology commercialization. Papers will explore a variety of approaches that organizations can adopt for the successful transfer of technologies that impact new products and services for space and non-space applications. Relevant legislation, business structures, models, metrics, and alternative technology transfer models will be discussed. Papers will provide examples of successful models with descriptions of the approach and tools used, results to date, issues addressed, and ongoing changes made.

    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. Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

    Since the late 1970s, a number of artists have been negotiating access to space facilities and organisations, critiquing or making experiential the exploration and utilisation of space, or re-purposing space technology, materials or data independently or in direct exchange with the space sector. Today, this practice is branching into a several directions, ranging from performance, installation, video, or conceptual work situated in the space or space analogous environments themselves, to commercial gallery contexts, and the realm of participation and public engagement with science. This session addresses the practice of contemporary artists who have developed new ways to appropriate space for their work, the conceptual and practical foundations of their engagement, and the implications of this emerging aesthetic paradigm for both the fields of space and art. Submissions are welcome from artists and art historians; representatives from space industry, space agencies and the cultural sector facilitating or programming related projects crossing over the increasingly blurred boundaries of creative practice.

    Co-Chair

    Daniela de Paulis
    Rietveld Academy/ASCA - University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    Richard Clar
    Art TechnologiesUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Nahum Romero
    KOSMICAGermany

    E5.5. Space Assets and Disaster Management

    This session will explore the role space assets can play in situations requiring disaster management and emergency response. Papers will discuss how space assets and applications can be brought to bear to assist with situation monitoring and assessment, shortening response times and mitigating impact on affected populations.

    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, Professional Associations and Museums

    Space Societies, Professional Associations and Museums form a special and important group of IAF members - nearly one quarter of the membership and, as a sector, second in size after space industries. They include professional societies, space museums, space associations, non-profit organisations and other organisations interested in space activities. Some have a large membership of 10 000 or more, others can be 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. This symposium offers a podium for ideas and proposals to enhance the interaction between the organisations, their members and the Federation. Papers could for example address proposals to exchange experiences and good practices, sharing articles, exhibitions 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.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

    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

    The entrepreneurial space movement can benefit from the experience of other programs, companies and individuals and new ideas that are built on these histories can be better positioned in a competitive market. This session is intended to collect and tell the histories of past and new space business attempts and successes as well provide insights into the use of incentive prizes to spur the emergence of a New Space movement.

    Co-Chair

    Aude de Clercq
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

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

    The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Commission 3 “Space Technology & System Development” has initiated a study group (#3.14) entitled “Public/Private Human Access to Space”. The papers presented in this session either support this activity directly or indirectly through the use of management theory models as applied to select commercial space industry segments.

    Co-Chair

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

    E6.3. New Space and New Science

    The space industry has been predominated by government programs with a major focus on scientific exploration (both robotic or human). More recently, the world has seen the emergence of private organizations embarking on ambitious scientific space programs of their own. This session is designed to compile a sampling of these programs, providing a description and update of their activities in the non-profit world of science.

    Co-Chair

    Farnaz Ghadaki
    ExO Works; Fastrack InstituteCanada

    Luigi Scatteia
    PricewaterhouseCoopers AdvisoryFrance

    Rapporteur

    Daniel Faber
    Shoal Engineering Pty LtdAustralia

    E6.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    E7. 58th IISL COLLOQUIUM ON THE LAW OF OUTER SPACE

    This symposium organized by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) addressed 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. 7th Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law and 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.

    Co-Chair

    Orna Ben Naftali
    The Haim Striks School of LawIsrael

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

    Rapporteur

    Neta Palkovitz
    ISIS- Innovative Solutions In Space B.V.The Netherlands

    E7.2. The relationship of international humanitarian law and territorial sovereignty with the legal regulation of outer space

    The regulation of outer space is ‘embedded’ in international law, and the Outer Space Treaty expressly confirms that activities in outer space shall be conducted in accordance with international law. Given the rapid development of space-related technology, outer space is more frequently being used during the course of armed conflict, as well as for the purposes of the protection of, and threats to, territorial integrity and sovereign independence. As such, the legal regulation of outer space intersects with inter alia the principles of the jus in bello, as well as those of the jus ad bellum. This session seeks papers that discuss the significance of these interactions, with particular focus on precisely how and in what circumstances these ‘terrestrial’ areas of international law can be applied in practice to the unique environment of outer space.

    Co-Chair

    Steven Freeland
    Western Sydney UniversityAustralia

    Ulrike M. Bohlmann
    ESAFrance

    Rapporteur

    Simona Spassova
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    E7.3. The portrayal of Space (Law) in Media and Movies

    Science-fiction and anticipation are closely connected to the history of the film industry, since its early days, with, from time to time, incursion within the legal or political aspects related to the human adventure in outer space. Under this topic, the presentation and representation of international space law and, more generally, legal or political aspects related to space activities would be reviewed and analyzed, with regard to their relevance and exactitude and with regard to the impact they may have on the large public. Papers presented under this topic could address a particular movie or provide a general analysis through a number of movies

    Co-Chair

    Melissa Kemper Force
    Spaceport AmericaUnited States

    Steven Mirmina
    NASA HeadquartersUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Michael Chatzipanagiotis
    Greece

    E7.4. Legal Issues of Space Traffic Management

    The current amount of 10.000 man-made space objects larger than 10 cm including approx. 650 spacecraft and the fact that the number of launches as well as the number of actors (governmental as well as non-governmental) are growing lead to the expectation of a growing number of space debris in the future. This makes space traffic management necessary which may limit the present enjoyment of the freedoms of outer space: In the IAA Cosmic study of 2010 Space Traffic Management is defined as “the set of technical and regulatory provisions for promoting safe access into outer space, operations in outer space and return from space to Earth free of physical or radio-frequency interference”. Speakers in this session are invited to highlight legal problems and present proposals for the frame of the legal regime for space traffic management.

    Co-Chair

    Jana Robinson
    The Prague Security Studies InstituteCzech Republic

    Olga Volynskaya
    ROSCOSMOSRussian Federation

    Rapporteur

    Deepika Jeyakodi
    The Netherlands

    E7.5. Recent Developments in Space Law

    In this session, papers are invited to addres legal aspects of the most recent developments in space activities that have taken place since Spring 2014.

    Co-Chair

    K.R. Sridhara Murthi
    NIASIndia

    Martha Mejia-Kaiser
    Independent ResearcherGermany

    Rapporteur

    Andreas Loukakis
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    E7.6-E3.5. 30th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Round Table: Universities as Actors in Space

    Over the past years universities in all regions of the world have become a new player in space activities. They get involved in various ways, the most prominent one being cubesat missions, but also experiments on the ISS or other missions are cost-effective and less complex means to gain access to space. Cubesats and the opportunity of secondary payloads also allow new cooperation between academia and industry, fostering spin-off effetcs and triggering innovation. University space projects often enjoy a higher participation of women, thus allowing an early engagement with the space industry, which may trigger future career changes. However, questions related to technical issues such as standardisation, legal boundary conditions and operation of cubesats and secondary paylods often are difficult to answer yet. And still, flight opportunities remain limited and operation via foreign ground stations is not always easy. Generally, there is potential to enlarge and enhance the involbement of universities in space activities. Issues, but also benefits for education, industry and agencies should be identified and debated. The 2015 IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable is to address those questions, thereby allowing an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Co-Chair

    Kai-Uwe Schrogl
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Willem (Herman) Steyn
    Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa

    Rapporteur

    Marc Haese
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

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

    E7.7-B3.8. Joint IAF-IISL Session on the Legal Framework for Collaborative Space Activities

    This session hosts papers on topics related to the legal framework governing collaborative space programmes, in particular governmental Exploration programmes and their preparations. For the IAC 2015, the session will put special emphasis on highlighting the impact of ITAR and similar export control regimes on the development and operation phases of collaborative international space programmes, including lessons learned.

    Co-Chair

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

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Rapporteur

    Olga Stelmakh-Drescher
    International Institute of Space CommerceUnited States

    E7.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Coordinator

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

    Mahulena Hofmann
    University of LuxembourgLuxemburg

    YPVF. YOUNG PROFESSIONAL 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

    YPVF.2-B3.9. Human Spaceflight 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. This is a virtual session co-sponsored by the Human Space Endeavours Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.

    Co-Chair

    Cristian Bank
    EumetsatGermany

    Guillaume Girard
    Zero2infinitySpain

    YPVF.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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Kevin Shortt
    Germany

    YPVF.4-E2.3. Student Team Competition

    Undergraduate and graduate level students 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.

    Co-Chair

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

    Naomi Mathers
    Space Industry Association of AustraliaAustralia

    YPVF.5-A6.10. Space Debris Young Professionals Virtual Forum

    A safe and secure space environment is a requirement for all current and future space activities. The sustainability of the space environment is today challenged by a number of threats, the most pressing one being the alarming proliferation of space debris. Space debris has become a major concern for all current as well as future space actors. This virtual session will be a multi-disciplinary forum on emerging issues related to space debris, aimed at raising awareness around this critical threat to space activities. This discussion will present the challenges presented by this threat and how it is currently being addressed at the international, regional and national levels and will seek to explore the way forward. This virtual session will be organised by the IAF Technical Committee on Space Security and the IAF Space Debris Committee.

    Co-Chair

    Charlotte Mathieu
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Kevin Stube
    The Planetary SocietyUnited States

    Rapporteur

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