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    IAC-19 — 70th International Astronautical Congress

    D6. IAF SYMPOSIUM ON COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT SAFETY ISSUES

    Topics of this symposium, organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), 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

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

    Francesco Santoro
    Altec S.p.A.Italy

    D6.1. Commercial Spaceflight 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

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

    Francesco Santoro
    Altec S.p.A.Italy

    Rapporteur

    Gennaro Russo
    Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)Italy

    D6.2-D2.9. The Apollo program and the rockets that took humanity to the moon

    This session will describe the development and operations of critical systems in rockets of the Apollo program as well as the heritage the Saturn 5 Rocket’s systems on modern rockets. The intention is to invite keynote papers from the developers of the 1960’s.

    Co-Chair

    Andrew Aldrin
    Florida Institute of TechnologyUnited States

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

    Rapporteur

    Aline Decadi
    HE Space OperationsFrance

    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

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

    Francesco Santoro
    Altec S.p.A.Italy

    Rapporteur

    Gennaro Russo
    TRANS-TECH SrlItaly