31 August 2015. The goal of the symposium was to present updated results of IAA activities regarding global cooperation in human and robotic space exploration, together with new proposals coming from space agencies, industry, and research centres. Presentations covered a range of topics including technology, science, programmatics, economics, ethical and cultural aspects of global programmes.
Resident Fellow Serge Plattard provided an update on the IAA Cosmic Study on the dynamics of space exploration activities that he is chairing, and that has received inputs from 18 contributors.

The preliminary study report surveys on-going plans of major space actors and discussions in existing technical fora (IAA, COSPAR, ISEGC, ILEWG, IMEWG, NAS …) and newcomers in the field, including the private sector. Having identified the drivers and trends relative to various stakeholders, and scientific, technological, political, commercial and legal motives, a vision for space exploration is proposed which is bold, collective, holistic, paved with attainable milestones shared by the stakeholders and conceived in a sustainable manner. See attached pdf: Click here


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