IAF Distinguished Service Award 2018

The IAF is pleased to announce the award recipients of the Distinguished Service Award 2018.

Congratulations to: Ariane Cornell, Chris Sallaberger, Christina Giannopapa, Ingemar Skoog, Joo-Jin Lee, Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Lesly-Jane Smith, Masami Onoda, Naomi Mathers, Pierre Ranzoli, Rosa Maria Ramirez de Arellano y Haro , Filippo Graziani, Klaus Schilling, and Michael Simpson.

The IAF Distinguished Service Award is intended to reward active volunteers for their contributions to the progress of astronautics and the Federation.

IAF Distinguished Service Award 2018:

 

Ariane Cornell

For outstanding services to the Federation by being part of the Reflection Team that conducted the overall review of the IAF Constitution which led to its amendment and new Bylaws adopted at the Toronto IAC in 2014.

 

 

 

 

Christian Sallaberger

For his exceptional leadership as IAF Space Exploration Committee Chair and IPC Co-Chair of the Global Space Exploration Conference 2017 and for his outstanding contributions to the progress of astronautics and the Federation for more than 15 years.

 

 

Christina Giannopapa

For outstanding services to the Federation by being part of the Reflection Team that conducted the overall review of the IAF Constitution which led to its amendment and new Bylaws adopted at the Toronto IAC in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingemar Skoog

For half a century of dedicated work for IAF and participating in most facets of its activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Joo-Jin Lee

In recognition of his significant contributions to the development of the International Astronautical Federation’s outreach, engagement, and impact in nations with emerging economies, for his successful leadership in conceiving and executing an exceptional IAC in Daejeon, Korea, and for his decades of work in peaceful exploration of space, including as the President of the Korean Aerospace Research Institute.

 

 

 

Kai-Uwe Schrogl

For outstanding services to the Federation as Chair of the Reflection Team that conducted an overall review of the IAF Constitution which led to its amendment and new Bylaws adopted at the Toronto IAC in 2014, and for leading the transition to the new scheme.

 

 

 

Lesley Jane Smith

For outstanding services to the Federation by being part of the Reflection Team that conducted the overall review of the IAF Constitution which led to its amendment and new Bylaws adopted at the Toronto IAC in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masami Onoda

For her outstanding and dedicated services to support the IAF Presidency and Bureau during the period of 2012-2016, especially for drafting the President’s Agenda that led to the historic amendment of the IAF Constitution in 2014, and for being part of the core team drafting and implementing the amended Constitution and new Bylaws.

 

 

 

Naomi Mathers

For distinguished service to the IAF and its membership since 2010 in particular in relation to space education initiatives, outreach and for her work in ensuring the success of the International Astronautical Congresses  as IPC Co-Chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pierre Ranzoli

For his outstanding services to IAF, his continuous support for chairing the IAF Earth Observation Committee, and his strong commitment to innovation and technology development.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa Maria Ramirez de Arellano y Haro

For outstanding services to the Federation by being part of the Reflection Team that conducted the overall review of the IAF Constitution which led to its amendment and new Bylaws adopted at the Toronto IAC in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Filippo Graziani

For valuable participation and outstanding contribution to Astrodynamics Committee and to IAC for several decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klaus Schilling

For his outstanding services to IAF, his continuous support to the Space Systems Committee, and to Research and Development Activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Simpson

For his many years of commitment and contribution to the Commercial Spaceflight Safety, GEOSS, and Space Security Committees of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and for his strong support of the IAF’s ongoing outreach to students and young professionals including the ongoing collaboration with the Student Generation Advisory Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The awards ceremony took place during the 2017 Spring Meetings – IPC General Meeting on 23 March 2017, 8:00 – 10:00, at NEW CAP Event Center, 1-13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris.

The Award comprises a distinctive pin and certificate presented at the IPC General Meeting during the Spring Meeting the following year. The recipient’s registration fee for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will be reduced to 50% of the applicable fee for the year of induction.

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