IAC 2013 News

23 September 2013

IAC 2013 opens
The 64th International Astronautical Congress opened on 23 September, with record attendance in Beijing.

23 September 2013

IAC Plenary 1 – Heads of Agencies
The leaders of the world’s top space agencies agreed that cooperation is a key to the success of large-scale space projects.

23 September 2013

IAC Plenary 2 – The development and prospects of China’s space activities
Chinese space leaders maximised the opportunity on the opening day of a major international space gathering on their own territory to promote the remarkable progress that their country’s space activities have made in the past few years.

24 September 2013

IAC Plenary 3 – Next Destinations for Human Spaceflight
The true spirit of collaboration between one generation and the next was ably demonstrated during the Plenary 3 session at the 64th International Astronautical Congress today (Tuesday, 24 September 2013) in Beijing, China.

24 September 2013

IAC Plenary 4 – Women in Space: A 50-year Success Story
It was standing room only as more than 1000 delegates crowded in to the hugely popular ‘Women in Space’ Plenary at the 64th International Astronautical Congress IAC) in Beijing, China, today (Tuesday 24 September 2013).

24 September 2013

Highlight Lecture 1 – Dr Edward Stone & Voyager
Delegates at the 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Beijing, China, packed a special Highlight lecture session this evening (Tuesday, 24 September 2013) to hear first-hand from mission project scientist Dr Edward C. Stone about the epic journey of Voyager 1.

25 September 2013

IAC 2013 – News on China’s Space Activities
China expects to complete its first orbiting space station within a decade, and be able to send crews of up to six people there for short-term missions.

25 September 2013

IAC Plenary 5 – Space-borne Observations in Support of Water and Food security
The role of space-based satellite observations in helping society solve one of the most fundamental problems it faces today was addressed at the 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) today (Wednesday, 25 September 2013) in Beijing, China.

25 September 2013

Highlight Lecture 2 – China’s BeiDou navigation satellite system
The second Highlight Lecture of the 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Beijing, China, focused on the construction and development of China’s BeiDou navigation satellite system.

26 September 2013

Plenary 6 – Space Solar Power (SSP)
The audience for Plenary 6 heard that Space Solar Power (SSP) systems are probably the only globally sustainable green source for energy in the future and will lead to new technological revolution for humankind.

26 September 2013

Highlight Lecture 3 – Top 10 ISS Research Results
The ‘Top 10 Research Results from Space Station – How can we limit it to few?’ was the theme of an informative talk by NASA’s Dr Julie Robinson, International Space Station Program Scientist at the Johnson Space Center.

26 September 2013

Plenary 7 – Innovation Through Human Spaceflight
Delegates heard how the international human spaceflight community is developing new approaches to meet the challenges of future human space exploration through research and innovation.

26 September 2013

Global Networking Forum: NEOs and Planetary Defence
A series of dynamic and thought-provoking presentations formed the basis for lively discussions on the topic of Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and their potential threat to earth.

27 September 2013

Late Breaking News session
The Late Breaking News session at the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing on Friday (27 September 2013), covered both the latest developments in China’s human spaceflight programme and the NASA LADEE mission to the Moon.

27 September 2013

IAF Global Networking Forum at the IAC
A dynamic week of events including the Heads of Space Agencies press conference, Space Medicine and Asian market events.

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