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    IAC-19 — 70th International Astronautical Congress


    The symposium, organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), invites papers on all aspects of on-going and planned human spaceflight including the design, development, operations, utilization and future plans of space missions involving humans. The scope covers past, present and planned space missions and programmes in LEO and beyond, both governmental and private. The Human Spaceflight Symposium will also feature discussions on preparations for launch of new human spaceflight capabilities and collaborative efforts of human and robotic systems and technologies.


    Kevin D. Foley
    The Boeing CompanyUnited States

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

    Peter Batenburg
    Netherlands Space Society (NVR)The Netherlands

    B3.1. Governmental Human Spaceflight Programs (Overview)

    The session provides the forum for updates and annual “Overview” presentations on present and evolving governmental Human Spaceflight programmes. Each year, the session will focus on specific themes dealing with manned space exploration. These will be selected by the session chairs based on the received abstracts. The session will accept manuscripts from any organization (agencies, industries, research centers, academia, etc.) dealing with international, Governmental human space programs initiatives. The format of the session (e.g. panel, pitching presentations, keynote speech) will be a result of such a selection.


    Sam Scimemi
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Juergen Schlutz
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany


    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, 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.


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

    Michael W. Hawes
    Lockheed Martin CorporationUnited States

    Michael E. Lopez Alegria
    MLA Space, LLCUnited States


    Gene Rice
    RWI - Rice Wigbels Int'lUnited States

    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 Chinese Space Station Tjangong) and other crewed vehicles as test beds for exploration. We also invite papers on challenges for future sustainability of human spaceflight which may be investigated through utilization of on-orbit crew and crewed platforms. These may include investigation of in-situ resources and other potential economic and technological enablers, results of advanced manufacturing tests and demonstrations, and reduction and mitigation of risks.


    Cristian Bank

    Eleanor Morgan
    United States

    B3.4-B6.4. Flight & Ground Operations of HSF Systems - Joint Session of the IAF Human Spaceflight and IAF 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.


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

    Annamaria Piras
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly


    Thomas A.E. Andersen
    Danish Aerospace Company ApSDenmark

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

    This session begins with an Astronaut Roundtable where an international group of astronauts from the various programs will discuss their experiences in a roundtable format. There will be an extended Question and Answer period of interaction with the audience. 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.


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

    Alan T. DeLuna
    ATDL Inc.United States


    Keiji Murakami
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

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


    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Mark Hempsell
    The British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom


    Marius Bach
    DLR (German Aerospace Center)Germany

    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.


    Michele Gates
    NASA HeadquartersUnited States

    Sebastien Barde
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France


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

    B3.8-GTS.2. Human Spaceflight Global Technical Session

    The Human Spaceflight Global Technical Session 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 Global session co-sponsored by the IAF Human Spaceflight Committee and the IAF Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.


    Guillaume Girard

    Andrea Jaime
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    B3.IP. Interactive Presentations - IAF HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Human Spaceflight addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on digital screens 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 ten 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 B Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.


    Peter Batenburg
    Netherlands Space Society (NVR)The Netherlands