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    IAC-23 — 74th International Astronautical Congress


    The Global Technical Symposium (GTS) is designed to offer a modern and eclectic platform at the IAC for sharing technical content to an open minded audience on-site but also online! Jointly organized by associated technical committees and the Workforce Development-Young Professional Programme Committee, these sessions are similar to the conventional technical sessions in terms of abstract selection and paper submissions. However, in addition to the on-site presentation of the technical papers, these sessions are also broadcast online. Authors are allowed to present remotely or on-site, and participants are also allowed to listen to the session from the comfort of their homes or at their workplaces in addition to the IAC venue. The IAF hopes that this approach will enable more students and young professionals without the ability to join IAC on-site to contribute to discussion at the IAC.


    Stephanie Wan
    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)United States

    Seyed Ali Nasseri
    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)Canada

    GTS.1-E6.5. Entrepreneurship Around the World

    Entrepreneurship has different characteristics that differ from country to country around the world. Some of the challenges that entrepreneurs face transcend national and cultural borders, but some others do not. This session welcomes papers and presentations that describe the barriers experienced by real entrepreneurs in their different countries and regions around the world. A summary discussion will identify the commonalities and unique characteristics of nation-specific entrepreneurial barriers as identified by the presenters. This is a technical session co-sponsored by the IAF Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee (EIC) and the IAF Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee, as part of the Global Technical Sessions – presenters can present in person at the IAC or from their home/work/university location.


    George A. Danos
    Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO)Cyprus

    Nancy C. Wolfson
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)United States

    Susana Fornies Rodriguez

    Samuel Peterson
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University WorldwideUnited States

    GTS.2-B3.9. Human Spaceflight Global Technical Session

    The Human Space Endeavours Global Technical Session is targeting individuals and organizations 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 Human Space Endeavours Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.


    Guillaume Girard

    Andrea Jaime
    Isar Aerospace Technologies GmbHGermany

    GTS.3-B2.8. Space Communications and Navigation Global Technical Session

    A Global session to present and discuss developments in a wide range of satellite communication topics, including fixed, mobile, broadcasting, and data relay technologies and services, as well as those for satellite-based position determination, navigation, and timing. Both Earth's orbital and interplanetary space communications topics can be addressed. This session is co-sponsored by the Space Communications and Navigation Committee and the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee.


    Joshua Critchley-Marrows
    Nottingham Scientific LtdUnited Kingdom

    Kevin Shortt
    Airbus Defence & SpaceGermany

    GTS.4-E2.3. Student Team Competition

    Undergraduate and graduate level student teams present papers on any subject related to space sciences, industry or technology. These papers will represent the work of the authors (three or more students). Students presenting in this session will compete for the Hans von Muldau Team Award. The selection of the oral presentations is solely based on the submitted abstracts. We strongly recommend that you submit an abstract with an extensive description of your topic, including a detailed explanation of your contribution and the novelty of your work. Furthermore, a short description how your team worked together to achieve the project goal should be included. The guidelines for the student competition will be distributed from the session chairs to the authors after abstract acceptance.


    Emmanuel Zenou
    Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE)France

    Andrea Jaime
    Isar Aerospace Technologies GmbHGermany


    Kathleen Coderre
    Lockheed Martin (Space Systems Company)United States

    GTS.5-B4.9. Small Satellite Missions Global Technical Session

    The Small Satellite Missions Global Technical Session (GTS) is a collaboration between the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Small Satellite Missions Symposium and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee. This session is unique in that it allows for sharing of information on a global scale with presenters and audience both at the IAC venue and online at their home/work/university locations. Abstracts are solicited regarding operational missions or mature proposals for small satellite systems and related topics. These must have clear relevance on an international scale or at a business level, and must also provide young professionals a taste of what the space sector has to offer. Where possible, abstracts should have a wide interest in the community and should include transferable knowledge or lessons learned. Abstracts highlighting ingenuity or innovation are preferred. Examples include space missions utilizing small satellites that address specific new societal, scientific or commercial challenges, or novel technologies that have the potential to revolutionize space missions and/or enable their access to space. Papers are to describe the specific need, the small satellite approach that addresses this need, the benefits of this approach and the use of space technology, and demonstrate that other non-space approaches provide inferior solutions. Papers from, or directed at the young professional community are preferred. This session will be accepting submissions for oral presentations only.


    Matthias Hetscher
    DLR (German Aerospace Center)Germany

    Norbert M.K. Lemke
    OHB System AG - OberpfaffenhofenGermany


    Alex da Silva Curiel
    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)United Kingdom

    Victoria Barabash
    Luleå University of TechnologySweden