Technical Activities Committee (TAC) (2015-2018)

Objective/Scope of the Committee

The Committee is a forum to develop the general guidelines for the IAF Technical Committees and monitor, evaluate and assess their performance with regard to the General Terms of Reference for Technical Committees.

The Committee is a forum for IAF, IAA and IISL to collaborate, to optimise the contents of the International Astronautical Congress and reduce overlap/interference among Symposia and Sessions.

Committee rules for membership applications and renewal

The Committee is chaired by the Vice-President of IAF in charge of Technical Activities. Technical Committee Chairs automatically becomes members of the Committee.

IAA Commission Chairs and a representative of IISL are also invited to meetings.

Other Committee activities

Committee meets twice in a year, during the IAC and the IAF Spring Meetings in March in Paris.

Committee Members


Koudelka, Otto


Auburn, John
Bank, Cristian
Bertrand, Reinhold 
Brock, Stephen
Creech, Steve 
Davidian, Ken
Gasbarri, Paolo
Ginati, Amnon
Graef, Peter
Graf, James
Harris, Alan
Hertzfeld, Henry
Jean, Pierre
Mantra, Nahum
Mathers, Naomi
Monzon, Amalio
Mugellesi-Dow, Roberta
Ng, Alfred
Plattard, Serge
Sallaberger, Christian
Schmidt, Marco
Schreier, Gunter
Shimada, Toru
Sloan, John
Smirnov, Nickolay N.
Sarah, Maria Gabriella
Suess, Ruediger
Tanaka, Koji
van Zyl, Jacob