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    The Space Propulsion Symposium, organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), 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, solid and hybrid rocket systems, ramjet, scramjet, detonation-based propulsion and various combinations of air-breathing and rocket propulsion and nuclear, electric, solar and other advanced rocket systems, and propulsion systems dedicated to ultra-small satellites. The Symposium is concerned with component technologies, the operation and application to missions of overall propulsion systems and unique propulsion test facilities.

    IPC members
    • Coordinator: Mr. Giorgio Saccoccia, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands;

    • Coordinator: Mr. Christophe Bonhomme, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France;

    • Coordinator: Dr. Riheng Zheng, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC), China;

    • Coordinator: Dr. Vanessa Vial, Safran Aircraft Engines, France;

    • Coordinator: Dr. Elena Toson, T4i, Italy;

    • Coordinator: Dr. George Schmidt, NASA Glenn Research Center, United States;





    1. Propulsion System (1)

    2. Propulsion System (2)

    3. Propulsion Technology (1)

    4. Electric Propulsion

    5. Propulsion Technology (2)

    6. New Missions Enabled by New Propulsion Technology and Systems

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

    8-B4.5A. Joint Session between IAA and IAF for Small Satellite Propulsion Systems

    9. Hypersonic Air-breathing and Combined Cycle Propulsion

    10. Propulsion Technology (3)

    IP. Interactive Presentations - IAF SPACE PROPULSION SYMPOSIUM