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    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, Axiom, BA-330, CST-100 Starliner, Cygnus, Dream Chaser, Dragon, Falcon 9, New Shepard, Spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo, WhiteKnightTwo, Soyuz Commercial Program, and others are appropriate for this session. The session also invites papers on status updates for upcoming operation of crewed vehicle transportation services to the International Space Station.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Sergey K. Shaevich, Khrunichev State Research & Production Space Center, Russian Federation;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Michael W. Hawes, Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Michael E. Lopez Alegria, MLA Space, LLC, United States;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Gene Rice, RWI - Rice Wigbels Int'l, United States;