Following the growing escalation of the Covid-19 outbreak around the world, the IAF is saddened to inform you that we are in the process of re-assessing the overall schedule of IACs and will inform you within the coming weeks about the new dates. The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance to IAF. This is a very challenging time for everyone and we appreciate your understanding and support.



At the IAC 2019, the IAF General Assembly selected Baku, Azerbaijan, as Host city for IAC 2022 from Azercosmos –

Holding the Congress under the theme “Global Challenges and Opportunities: Give a Chance to Space” in Azerbaijan’s capital in 2022 will make a significant contributions to the establishment of closer ties with foreign space agencies, companies and organizations, to the development of human capital. During this Congress, Azerbaijan will bring together over 6,000 representatives of the space industry for the first time in its history.

It should be noted that Baku received the right to host the IAC 2022 thanks to the special contribution made by a number of institutions, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Tourism Agency and Azerbaijan Convention Bureau, Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Congress Center. The victory of Baku over other candidate cities was the result of successful promotional activities, a professional presentation of the country’s tourism potential and organizational capabilities.

There is a rich history behind holding IAC in Azerbaijan. The 24th International Astronautical Congress was held in Baku in 1973 for the first time in the Soviet Union upon the initiative of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev.