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    IAC-22 — 73rd International Astronautical Congress

    D4. 20th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON VISIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE

    This 20th symposium is organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). In Space Activities the focus is usually kept on the short term developments, at the expense of future goals. The Symposium will discuss topics with at least 20 to 30 years prospective lead time and identify technologies and strategies that need to be developed. These developments will be examined with the goal to support also short/medium term projects and to identify priorities required for their development. The Sessions in the Symposium will address innovative technologies and Strategies to develop Space Elevator as well as Interstellar Precursor Missions. A session will address also how the Moon Village can contribute to the resolution of World Societal Changes as well as increasing the countries engaged in lunar activities.

    Coordinator

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village Association (MVA)Austria

    Yu Lu
    China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, ChinaChina

    D4.1. Innovative Concepts and Technologies

    1) In order to realize future, programs of space exploration and resource utilization, a focused suite of transformational new system concepts and enabling technologies must be developed during the coming decades. The technical objectives to be pursued should be drawn from a broad, forward-looking view of the technologies and system needed, but must be sufficiently focused, to allow tangible progression and dramatic improvements over current capabilities. 2) Ideally, the concepts should be presented in three categories: 1. Concepts which represent a significant advance, but require laboratory advancement, and 2. Concepts which have been demonstrated to some level in the laboratory, but require demonstration to validate their utility, and 3. Concepts which identify cross-cutting advances which, when combined can be successfully developed to support transformational new system concept. Papers are solicited in these and related areas

    Co-Chair

    Ayman Ahmed
    Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA)Egypt

    Timothy Cichan
    Lockheed Martin CorporationUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Xiaowei WANG
    China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT)China

    D4.2. Contribution of Moon Village to Solving Global Societal Issues

    Moon Village is a concept that brings together efforts, world-wide, from the private sector, governments, academics and others to explore and use the Moon in a sustainable manner. Moon Village is a community of projects carried out by stakeholders from different fields (for example, technical, scientific, cultural, economic) working together. The implementation of the Moon Village has already started with missions and activities in line with its spirit, It is a major step forward for the peaceful development of humankind. Moon Village can offer a new start to humanity on the Moon and on the Earth by contributing to solve global societal issues. The session will discuss the contributions of the Moon Village to the solution of global challenges (e.g., energy, population, sustainable development, many others). How the Moon Village will support the understanding of the global societal issues and bring benefits to society on a global scale will also be discussed. The session will include also the identification of the related technologies that need to be developed. The definition of a roadmap complementary to the UN Agenda 2030 will be also discussed.

    Co-Chair

    Giuseppe Reibaldi
    Moon Village Association (MVA)Austria

    Yu Lu
    China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, ChinaChina

    Rapporteur

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    D4.3. Modern Day Space Elevators Entering Development

    The term “Modern Day Space Elevator – 2021” describes how we have matured through eight Space Elevator architectures described by David Raitt in his Quest Magazine article (2021). This session will have two areas of focus: 1) Recognition of engineering successes leading to the engineering development phase. This portion of the session will focus on recent engineering activities such as: a. tether climber – tether material interface and design considerations b. development of a gold standard of systems dynamics c. progress in the multi-stage approach d. engineering considerations for the Earth Port e. material development for the tether 2) Assessment of the customer needs for growth off planet and enhancement at Geosynchronous orbits. This portion will assess the vast capabilities of the Modern Day Space Elevator (massive movement of cargo, green road to space and permanent infrastructure) and describe how these will enable missions of VAST IMPORTANCE to humanity (saving the planet with Space Solar Power, Mars Colony, Moon Village, and missions to outer planets).

    Co-Chair

    Peter Swan
    International Space Elevator ConsortiumUnited States

    Yoji Ishikawa
    Obayashi CorporationJapan

    Rapporteur

    Jerry Eddy
    International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC)United States

    D4.4. Strategies for Rapid Implementation of Interstellar Missions: Precursors and Beyond

    Knowledge about space beyond our solar system and between the stars—that is interstellar space —is lacking data. Even as IBEX, NASA’s Interstellar Background Explorer, studies the edge of our solar system, it still is confined to earth orbit. Arguably, some of the most compelling data to understand the universe we live in will come from sampling the actual environment beyond our solar system as Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft are on the threshold of doing. In the 36 years since the Voyager probes’ launches, significant advances in materials science, analytical chemistry, information technologies, imaging capabilities, communications and propulsion systems have been made. The recently released IAA study: “Key Technologies to Enable Near-Term Interstellar Scientific Precursor Missions” along with significant initiatives like the DARPA seed-funded 100 Year Starship and the Breakthrough Starshot project, signal the need, readiness and benefits to aggressively undertaking interstellar space missions. This session seeks to define specific strategies and key enabling steps to implement interstellar precursor missions within the next 10-15 years. Suggestions for defined projects, payloads, teams, spacecraft and mission profiles that leverage existing technological capacities, yet will yield probes that generate new information about deep space, rapidly exit the solar system and which can be launched before 2040 are sought.

    Co-Chair

    Mae Jemison
    100 Year StarshipUnited States

    Giancarlo Genta
    Politecnico di TorinoItaly

    Rapporteur

    Les Johnson
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Marshall Space Flight CenterUnited States

    D4.5. Space Resources, the Enabler of the Earth-Moon Econosphere

    1) With NASA announcing the Artemis Program to return to the Moon by 2024, and increasing numbers of companies investing in extraterrestrial resource utilization, this session is dominated by technology assessments and legal analyses associated with space resources. 2) In particular, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is seeking commercially developed payloads to exploit lunar resources for supplies, fuel and other consumables. There are many opportunities to participate. 3) One issue which nags U.S. investors is the lack of a legal regime for authorization and continuing oversight of commercial entities seeking to exploit space resources for profit. Fortunately, Luxembourg has defined such a legal regime for its country’s payloads. 4) This session seeks innovative ideas and concepts in the legal and technological regime. This session also seeks willing investors to present concepts for financing concepts to exploit space resources

    Co-Chair

    Roger X. Lenard
    LPSUnited States

    Mark Sundhal
    Cleveland State University

    Rapporteur

    Peter Swan
    International Space Elevator ConsortiumUnited States

    D4.IP. Interactive Presentations - 20th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON VISIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Visions and Strategies for the Future 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 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 D Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Helen Tung
    United States

    Gongling Sun
    International Space UniversityFrance