Source – Roger Launius’s Blog:
Space Exploration in Russia: The Latest Status and Future Prospects
Space Policy and History Forum #11
by Anatoly Zak
Behind recent headlines about blunders and failures, the Russian space program is slowly recovering from its post-Soviet crisis. In the past few years, several important scientific and exploration projects in Russia reached the launch pad and many more are coming close to fruition. The Russian-European cooperation in planetary research also reached a new level this year with an agreement on the ExoMars project and several astrophysics spacecraft are in the pipeline. Last but not least, the Russian space agency is currently pursuing a development of a new-generation manned spacecraft capable of reaching lunar orbit and Lagrange points and promises to start the work on the super-heavy launch vehicle in the immediate future. The presentation will outline and illustrate the very latest status of most significant space developments in the country based on newly published Russia in Space, The Past Explained, The Future Explored.
Registration is open for the 2014 Global Space Applications Conference which will be held on June 2-4 in Paris.
Source – U.S. State Department:
The U.S. Department of State Hosts the International Space Exploration Forum
Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
January 7, 2014
The U.S. Department of State will host the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF), the first-ever ministerial-level meeting to build political support for global cooperation in space exploration, in Washington D.C. on January 9, 2014. ISEF will bring together Ministers and high-level officials from approximately thirty-five space-faring countries to talk about the opportunities and challenges they share. It will feature high-level, policy discussions about the future of space exploration, developments in robotic space exploration, extending humanity’s reach beyond low-Earth orbit, and the importance of international cooperation.
The opening session, which will welcome ISEF participants, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the U.S. Department of State. The opening session will include remarks from Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John P. Holdren. Press will have the opportunity to record remarks and take photographs.
The opening session is open to the press from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Press may begin arriving at 8:05 a.m. at the 23rd Street entrance of the State Department. Final access time for press: 8:20 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).
Media representatives who wish to attend the public session should RSVP to Christopher Rich, OES Public Affairs Officer, at (202) 647-2061or RichCE@state.gov.
The registration deadline for the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition is approaching. The deadline for the Asia-Pacific, European, and North AMerican regions is January 31, 2014, and the deadline for the African region is February 10, 2014. The calendar for the competition can be found here.
Registration is now open for the The Ninth Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference:
The Ninth Annual Ilan Ramon
International Space Conference
29-30 January, 2014
IAF Center, Herzliya
The Ninth Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference held in remembrance of the space shuttle Columbia mission STS-107 to be held on January, 29th-30th 2014.
Partners to the conference are the Ramon family,the Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies with the Ministry of Science Technology and Space. The conference is under the patronage of the President of the State of Israel, the honorable Mr. Shimon Peres.
Subject matters such as Space and technology, innovations in Space technology, entrepreneurship, Space and defense are amid those to be addressed at the conference.
Among the guests who have already confirmed their attendance will be senior officials from various Space agencies from around the world, the Vice Commander of the USAF Space Command, VP from Lockheed Martin, CTO of Telespazio, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, and many others.
Participants at the conference are the Minister of Science, Technology and Space, ML Yaakov Perry, Heads of the leading local defense aeronautics and Space industries, representatives of international Space industries, senior officers of the IDF and the IAF, the Israeli scientific-technological elite in Space and aeronautics and their counterparts from around the world, diplomats and air attaches, guests from abroad as well as the next scientific generation in academia and research, outstanding Science students and high school pupils, and many more.
The Israel Space Agency, the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space are looking forward to seeing you amongst our guests.
Source – IISL:
Dear IISL Member,
We wanted to send a quick reminder of two items.
The nominations for IISL awards are currently open. The deadline is 15 January 2014. Information on the nomination process can be found here: http://www.iislweb.org/html/20131025_news.html .
The deadline for abstract submissions to the International Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, which will be held during the 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto, is 25 February 2014. The Colloquium sessions are E7.1-7 More information is available at http://www.iafastro.com/index.php/events/iac/iac-2014 .
Happy New Year!
Source – Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz:
Gabrynowicz Awarded Emerita Status
In recognition of her contributions to space law and the University of Mississippi School of Law, Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz has assumed emerita status. The space law archive established by Prof. Gabrynowicz will be named for her. The Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz Space Law Archive houses the collections of the late Andrew G. Haley, Eilene M. Galloway and Stephen Gorove.
Contact information for Prof. Gabrynowicz is available at http://joannegabrynowicz.com
Source – IAA:
International Academy of Astronautics
Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Exploration
Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration
January 09-10, 2014
Washington DC, USA
Space for Humanity
Schedule of Activities
More than 30 Heads of Space Agencies and their delegations will gather, in company with policy makers, government representatives, distinguished scientists, and leading Academicians from all over the world, on January 9 and 10, 2014, in Washington, DC for an unprecedented IAA Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Exploration to follow-on with the 2010 Summit Declaration. In part with the gathering, renowned leaders from space-faring nations will engage in dialogue on topics of international concern: Planetary Robotic and Human Space Flight Exploration.
In addition, this IAA Summit will be taking place in cooperation and conjunction with the ministerial International Space Exploration Forum, a policy dialogue on space exploration at minister-level hosted for the first time by the US Department of State with Ministers and government representatives from the US and around the world.
The first day, while Ministers will gather for the restricted ministerial conference, the IAA will kick off the pre-Summit Space Exploration Conference on planetary robotic and human spaceflight exploration. There will be the following parallel sessions:
1) Human Aspects in Spaceflight
2) Scientific Goals in Robotics Missions
3) Technical Factors: Enabling Technologies /Common Requirements
4) Private Industry’s Role in Space Exploration and Exploitation: Technical, Policy and Legal Considerations
5) Space Exploration: The Imperative of Global Cooperation
6) Space Stations Utilization for Robotics and Human Spaceflight Exploration
The call for papers was available on this website. The official release of groundbreaking IAA studies from Study Group leaders on exploration topics will also be presented.
In the evening, the International Academy of Astronautics will have the privilege to commemorate this unique and historic event with a Reception and Gala Dinner that will bring together both communities, Ministers and their delegations, Heads of Space Agencies and their delegations as well as government officials, distinguished scientists, Summit participants and special guests.
The second day will be the Summit day where Heads of Space Agencies will discuss the Summit Declaration follow-on implementations and new fresh ideas on international cooperation. Heads of Space Agencies discussions and roundtables will interactively address the following exploration topic:
1) The Importance of International Cooperation
2) Space Stations
3) Space Exploration: LEO & Beyond
4) Benefits of Space Exploration
The Heads of Space Agencies Summit will conclude with a Press Conference open to international media that will announce outcomes on the topics of planetary robotic and human space flight exploration.
Registration includes both the Space Exploration Conference (January 09, 2014) and the Heads of Space Agencies Summit (January 10, 2014).
To register, please visit:
Source – UKSEDS:
The Premier Event for Space Students
The National Student Space Conference (FB event | .ics event) brings together students, academics, and professionals from across the country to share knowledge of space, discuss the challenges facing the sector, and to create new links between groups. It features talks by leading space science and industry figures, a careers fair, and opportunities to take part in discussions and networking events.
The event is organised by UKSEDS, the UK’s national student space society, and whether you’re set on a career in space or are just fascinated by a new frontier, you are warmly invited to attend. More details of the event will be announced here as soon as they are confirmed. The hashtag for the event is #NSSC2014.
Registration will open on 6th January 2014. An early bird discount is available for those who register before 31st January. Please note that registration is mandatory for ALL attendees, including paid members who have free entry to the Conference.
Source – IASL:
Calls for papers: 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance – 29-31 May 2014
PUBLISHED: 3 DEC 2013
The Committee is inviting submission of papers that, among other things, will discuss and critically analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance and, as well, propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same.
2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance
The Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law
McGill University, Montreal – 29-31 May 2014