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The situation related to the Covid-19 virus obliges us to modify the schedule of all Academy meetings as follows: -1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites Stellenbosch, South Africa rescheduled 10-13 May 2021 3rd IAA/AAS SciTech Forum Moscow, Russia rescheduled December 08-11, 2020 - IAA Academy Day and 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia rescheduled 28 January 2021 - IAA Academy Day and International Astronautical CongressDubai, EAU, rescheduled 2021 We apologize for this exceptional situation and hope you will understand.

  • April 12, 2020
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The ICSSA 2020 conference was held in the Hilton Arlington, in Washington D.C., USA on January 14-16, 2020. This conference is intended to raise awareness of the growing problem of orbital debris and develop mitigation strategies. 62 people from 10 countries were in attendance, with the furthest traveling from Egypt, India, and the Republic of Korea. This conference was very successful, and many interesting ideas were shared. Increased international cooperation between countries is the goal of the next conference, scheduled to be held in 2021.
  • January 14, 2020
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Newly elected members received their certificate during the IAA Academy Day on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.

  • October 20, 2019
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The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected in July 2019 new members, many of whom were inducted on 20 October 2019 in Washington DC., USA during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.

  • October 20, 2019
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The China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellites Data Processing System on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.

Photo: From left to the right: Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Marius-Ioan Piso, Romania, Wu Meirong, China Jose R. Braga Coelho, Brazil and Jean-Michel Contant France.

  • October 20, 2019
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Arthur Dula received the 2019 Social Sciences section Award on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.

Photo: from left to the right: Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Marius-Ioan Piso, Romania, Arthur Dula, USA and Jean-Michel Contant, France.

  • October 20, 2019
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Christopher Russel received the 2019 IAA Basic Sciences section Award on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.

Photo: From left to the right: Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Ralph McNutt, USA, Christopher Russell, Canada and Jean-Michel Contant, France.

  • October 20, 2019
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The new Board of Trustees of the IAA on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.

Photo: from left to the right: Jean-Michel Contant, France, Daniel Neuenschwander, Switzerland, John Schumacher USA, James Chilton, USA, Antonio Viviani, Italy, Jeffrey Davis, USA, Ralph McNutt, Jr. USA, Jose R. Braga Coelho, Brazil, Wu Meirong, China, Marius-Ioan Piso, Romania, Shigeki Kinai, Japan, Peter Jankowitsch, Austria, Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Romania, Joseph Landon, USA, Elena Fomina, Russia and Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico.

  • October 20, 2019
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Charles Elachi, IAA Member of the Basic Sciences received the Theodore von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA. The citation reads: “For a lifetime of scientific and engineering leadership that enabled breathtaking advances in knowledge of Earth, Solar System and Universe. Synthetic aperture radar which he invented has been utilized for study of Earth and every major body in the Solar System. As Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory he led the creation of 24 NASA space science missions, all with significant international participation. His nurturing of three generations of scientists and engineers has paved the way for decades of continuing advances in the space sciences.”

Photo: from left to the right: John Schumacher, USA, Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Charles Elachi, USA, Peter Jankowitsch, Austria, Marius-Ioan Piso, Romania and Jean-Michel Contant, France.

  • October 20, 2019
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Buzz Aldrin, receiving the Honorary Member diploma of the International Academy of Astronautics on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA. Photo: From left to the right: Jean-Michel Contant, France, Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Buzz Aldrin, USA, Peter Jankowitsch, Austria and Antonio Viviani, Italy.

  • October 20, 2019
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