12–14 September 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Headlines from AIAA SPACE 2016


Saturday, 17 September, 1:50 p.m. EDT

Innovation and Diversity Propel Space Industry Forward

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor         

To ensure the success of the space industry, it must embrace an inclusive vision for the future along with effective...

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Saturday, 17 September, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Going Forward in Space Together

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications           

As global interest in the use and exploration for space grows, international cooperation and coordination are becoming more

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Friday, 16 September, 3:50 p.m. EDT

Humans Aren’t Yet on Mars, but Small Steps Are Happening Now

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications           

Many of the smaller pieces needed to eventually achieve the goal of landing humans on Mars are already in progress...

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Friday, 16 September, 9:15 a.m. EDT

US Defense Department Seeks Help in Policing Space Traffic

by Debra Werner, Aerospace America contributing writer 

The U.S. Air Force is eager to share responsibility for managing space traffic so it can devote additional resources to the job of protecting satellites...

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Friday, 16 September, 8:50 a.m. EDT

On-Orbit Servicing Will Lower Costs and Increase Satellite Lifespans

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications           

Despite the barriers, on-orbit servicing is on the near-term horizon, and once the technology materializes, it will save time and money...

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Thursday, 15 September, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Despite Challenges and Limitations, Reusability Is Key to Growing Space

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor         

Strong incentive exists for private industry to master launch reusability and open up commercial space opportunities...

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Thursday, 15 September, 11:50 a.m. EDT

Juno Mission Explores the Solar System’s Largest Planet

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications           

What happens when you set out to explore Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet — with the solar system’s largest magnetic field...

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Thursday, 15 September, 10:40 a.m. EDT

SpaceX Explosion Investigation Could Lead to Safer Astronaut Taxis

by Debra Werner, Aerospace America contributing writer 

When investigators pinpoint the cause of the Sept. 1 explosion of a SpaceX rocket on the launch pad...

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Thursday, 15 September, 8:50 a.m. EDT

Improving Costs Will Lead to Improved Propulsion Technology

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications           

Vigor Yang, William R.T. Oakes professor and chair of the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, said the biggest challenge...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 9:00 p.m. EDT

Space-Based Assets Can Play a Role in Mitigating Climate Change

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications           

Space-based assets, including Earth observations satellites, will play critical roles in the years ahead in helping countries understand the role their emissions play in climate change...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 3:25 a.m. EDT

Experts Upbeat About LEO Enterprises

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Technologists and space business experts offered a positive appraisal of prospects for revenue growth in low Earth orbit...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 10:05 a.m. EDT

Nurturing Free-Market Space Enterprise

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Commercializing space transportation and exploiting resources in space will require a welcoming regulatory approach.

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Wednesday, 14 September, 9:10 a.m. EDT

NASA Edges Closer to Seeking Signs of Life in Far-Off Oceans

by Debra Werner, Aerospace America contributing writer 

Within 25 years, NASA could send robotic spacecraft to tunnel through the ice on Jupiter’s moon Europa or other distant planets or moons to search for signs of life.

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Tuesday, 13 September, 4:15 p.m. EDT

Space: It's About Cooperation

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications           

The U.S. can no longer go it alone when it comes to space, said speakers at the opening plenary session of AIAA SPACE 2016 on Sept. 13 in Long Beach, California. If the U.S. is to move forward, they said, it will be in partnership with other nations, corporations and entities.

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Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 Aug 2017
  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 22 Aug 2017
  • Cancellation Deadline: 28 Aug 2017

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