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9th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration
Towards New Global Programmes
July 07-09, 2015
Torino, Italy


A new three-days International Symposium on the future of Space Exploration will be organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and Politecnico di Torino. The symposium will be held in Torino, on 07-09 July 2015.


The International Academy of Astronautics held in January 2014 the Head of Space Agencies Exploration Summit; 32 Head of Space Agencies attended this event.
To foster global cooperation in Human and Robotics Space Exploration, the Academy presented at the Summit, the preliminary outcome of 16 activities within a document called "IAA Proposals to Space Agencies". The goals of this new Symposium are to present the final results of these IAA activities, together with new proposals coming from Space Agencies, Industries and Research Centers. The aim is to promote an exchange of ideas and experiences, within the Space community, discussing the activites presented and proposing new concrete global space exploration activities involving established and emerging space agencies and industries.
Papers related to Technology, Science, Programmatics, Economics, Ethical and Cultural aspects of global programmes are solicited, papers dealing with advanced concepts and new ideas are encouraged.

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•    Technology
Propulsion and  power generation
Mission and trajectory design
Attitude dynamics
Navigation, guidance and control
Very deep space telecommunications
Sensors, detectors and lens systems
Precursor interstellar missions
Nanotechnology and robotics
Innovative concepts
Regenerative life support systems
ISRU systems
Planetary protection

•    Science
Scientific objectives and payload requirements
Present outgoing scientific missions
Biosignatures from space
Medical problems of very long range spaceflight
Planetary environments

•    Programatics
Cooperation schemes and roadmaps
Reporting of the ongoing IAA Study Groups
Role of the ISS in space exploration

•    Motivations
Motivations and human aspects
Policy and international cooperation
Ideas from science fiction to technology

•    Economics
Funding  aspects and economic sustainability
Space mineral resources
Space resources exploitation

•    Ethics
Ethical aspects of long range exploration
From exploration to colonization
Ethical aspects of terraforming
Robot ethics
Adaptation of humans to new environments
Experience of 10 Years of ISS permanent activity

•    Cultural
Multicultural aspects of human space exploration
Outreach aspects of Space Exploration
Access to space for  emerging countries


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Early-Bird Registration
1 Mar 2015
Abstract Submission Date
15 Feb 2015
Paper Submission Date
1 May 2015
International Academy of Astronautics