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Call for Papers in pdf format version is available


Abstracts of papers intended for Presentation at the Symposium must be written in English on a single A4 page with the title, author's name affiliation and complete address. Authors are encouraged to send abstracts by e-mail.

Abstracts must be emailed to:

Prof. Giancarlo Genta
Dept. of  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
I-10129 Torino (TO), ITALY
Phone: ++39 011 564 6922
Fax: ++39 011 564 6999
E-mail: conference(at)

All intended papers will be examined by an International Scientific Committee


•    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


Submission of abstract                         April 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance                     April 25, 2017
Submission of camera-ready texts     May 31, 2017



International Academy of Astronautics