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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    E3. 30th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE POLICY, REGULATIONS AND ECONOMICS

    This symposium, organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), 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 32nd 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. International Cooperation - a cornerstone of 50 years UN Space Law and space diplomacy

    International Mechanisms of Cooperation in the Peaceful Exploration and Use of Outer Space is a subject of the Legal Subcommittee of UNCOPUOS, where a dedicated report is expected for 2017, the jubilee event of 50 years of the outer space treaty. The session gives the opportunity to evaluate and highlight the different mechanisms of international cooperation in space, as develop during the past decades and to highlight its value for cooperation among nations for the future.

    Co-Chair

    Elisabeth Back Impallomeni
    University of PadovaItaly

    Magda Cocco
    Vieira de Almeida & AssociadosPortugal

    E3.2. Private Endeavour in Space Exploration

    Space exploration is a domain in evolution like most of the space sector. There is in particular an increasing role of the private sector with new privately financed and led endeavours to many destinations from LEO, to the Moon, Mars and Asteroids. This paradigm shift with the emergence of new private space capabilities has however revealed gaps in current national and international law and regulations. In particular, the 50 years old Outer Space Treaty (OST) requires all signatories to provide “authorisation and continuing supervision” for all of their space activities, including the ones of private actors. This session will thus aim to reflect on the current evolution of the space exploration domain and its impacts on the legal framework in place and in particular the OST and identify potential evolution to consider for future national legislations and the preparation of the next UNISPACE.

    Co-Chair

    Marc Haese
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

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

    E3.3. The Demand Side of the Space Economic Equation: Understanding and Evaluating the Changing Market Dynamics in Space Activities

    This session will focus on space business sectors such as telecommunications, navigation, and remote sensing as their markets become saturated and rapid growth slows. What will be the role of the new industrial actors in space? Can the demand for new small satellites, big data, satellite servicing, and space resource utilization, remain sufficient to encourage additional investment growth in the basic terrestrial supporting infrastructure (launch vehicles, space hardware, and consumer products)? Or, will the eventual saturation of the current “big ticket” space applications lead to a fundamental change in financing and investing in private space activities and affect large-scale government missions as well?

    Co-Chair

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

    Max Grimard
    World Space Week AssociationFrance

    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 the benefits of the space infrastructure for the world community depend on 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 supporting the goal of a safe, secure and sustainable space environment. It will especially focus on trends and inputs in the context of the UNISPACE+50 process.

    Co-Chair

    Ray A. Williamson
    United States

    Rapporteur

    Peter Stubbe
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)Germany

    E3.5-E7.6. 32nd Joint IAA/IISL Round Table: Technological and legal challenges for on-orbit servicing.

    Invited speakers only; not open for paper submission Outer Space Treaty Principles of international collaboration and sustainability of outer space affairs. It is beyond question that satellite servicing holds huge benefits for future scientific missions, application satellites, new commercial programmes and further steps in space exploration. Several technical solutions have been developed in the past decades and proven that they are fit for service (i.e. Hubble and ISS). This development accelerates and goes along with the need for a strong international collaboration, particularly for running the systems cost-effectively and reliably. These new partnerships raise plenty of legal questions (i.e. in case that one repairs the satellite of another operator or the operator of a system is supposed to lift a system to another orbit – who is responsible for the consequences?). So we are not only faced with the need to better use already launched systems but also to ensure firm legislation for future missions. In this Scientific-Legal Roundtable we will first listen to different experts who will present technical and legal challenges of on-orbit servicing. Afterwards the experts discuss in a panel and finally the audience is welcome to discuss with the panelists.

    Co-Chair

    Richard Crowther
    UK Space AgencyUnited Kingdom

    Tommaso Sgobba
    International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyThe Netherlands

    Rapporteur

    Marc Haese
    DLR, German Aerospace CenterGermany

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

    E3.6. Strategic Risk Management for successful space programmes

    Considering today’s global economic and industrial challenges, more and more organisations have implemented a Corporate Risk Management (also called Enterprise Risk Management - ERM) framework in order to align their strategy with their risk appetite and available resources. In the space sector, and in particular for organisations dealing with large-scale space projects, this cross-organisational process, applies when setting goals across the whole organisation. The process is designed to identify and mitigate potential threats and exploit opportunities in the achievement of the organisation’s goals and objectives, and helps support the decision making of senior management. This session, organised by the ERM Technical Committee, will offer a forum to reflect on the recent trends in strategic risk management and exchange validated practices and lessons learned from organisations that already implement such a framework.

    Co-Chair

    Maria-Gabriella Sarah
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Ruediger Suess
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    David M. Lengyel
    George Washington UniversityUnited States

    E3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Space Policy, Regulations and Economics addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the E Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

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

    Jacques Masson
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands