Your return on investment will be high. The multiple opportunities you have to advance your career personally by learning, to advance your career professionally by networking…is worth the price of admission.—Lt. Gen Larry D. James, USAF (Ret.), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
AIAA SPACE 2016 combines the best aspects of technical conferences with insights from respected leaders, providing a single, integrated forum for navigating the key challenges and opportunities affecting the future direction of global space policy, capabilities, planning, research and development, funding, security, environmental issues, and international markets. Industry, academia, and government leaders share their perspectives on the new challenges, future opportunities, and emerging trends in the global space industry.
Plenary sessions examine some of the most critical issues in aerospace today:
- Commercializing Low Earth Orbit - Opening session with Charles F. Bolden Jr.
- Next Stop: Mars
The Forum 360 panel discussions build on the themes and discussions of each day’s opening plenary session, adding a layer of content and context that enhances the value of your forum experience. These discussions also give you time to interact with industry leaders in more intimate settings, enabling meaningful communication, and stimulating greater insight into the critical issues of the day. Sessions:
- Icy Moons and Ocean Worlds
- Commercial Crew Update
- Limiting or Unlimited: Envisioning a Free Market Space Economy
- Earth Observations: Space & the Paris Agreement
- Current Launch Vehicle Update
- On-Orbit Satellite Servicing
- Technologies for the New LEO Economy
- Space Traffic Management
- Global Perspectives
The technical program contains more than 650 technical papers from about 600 government, academic, and private institutions in 28 countries reporting on the latest in space and astronautics research, and offering scores of opportunities for collaboration and discussion on high-impact topics.
Now offering student registration rates! Register for one of our continuing education courses and gain access to all forum activities. Plus, you will leave with invaluable improvements and solutions that you can put to immediate use.
Recognition events include the William H. Pickering Lecture with Juno project manager Nybakken and principal investigator Bolton, Wanda Austin delivering the Yvonne C. Brill Lecture, the von Kármán Lecture, and a luncheon to celebrate achievements in space and astronautics.
Meet and hear stories from astronauts; network during receptions, luncheons, and poster sessions; attend book signings, explore the exposition hall, and make a silent auction bid for the benefit of the AIAA Foundation.
What to Expect
- Almost 1,500 participants from 28 countries
- More than 650 papers reporting on the latest innovations in astrodynamics, space technology, exploration, and operations
- Dedicated events for students and young professionals
- An evening of astronaut stories
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