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Forthcoming Space Events

Australasia Satellite Forum
From Tuesday 2 May to Wednesday 3 May 2017
Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Talk Satellite and CommsDay will once again reconvene the highly successful Australasia Satellite Forum 2017. A gathering of world and domestic satellite leaders will converge on Sydney for this TWO Full Day event on the 2 & 3 May 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia. The aim to identify and initiate needed dialogue for the development of Satellite as a primary delivery mechanism for universal service purposes. The Australasia Satellite Forum, will provide a uniquely inclusive forum to address issues of urgent concern to governments, military, enterprise, and end user entities. Last years event received rave reviews, proving once again that the Australasia Satellite Forum is the major business networking hub for the region.

5th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda (for Sustainable Development Goals)
From Friday 5 May to Saturday 6 May 2017
Montreal, Cananda
The 2017 Manfred Lachs Conference (MLC17) will be hosted by McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 5-6 May 2017 in order to address: What are the governance mechanisms related to global outer space activities that ought to be adopted to facilitate achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals?

International Seminars on Positioning and Navigation Technologies
From Tuesday 9 May to Friday 19 May 2017
ENAC, Toulouse, France
The International Seminars on Positioning and Navigation Technologies are a joint initiative by the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (France), BeiHang University (China) and Ohio University (USA) aimed at providing fundamental and detailed courses to graduate students and professionals eager to learn more about Navigation technologies.
The 3 partners are leading universities recognized for their education and research activities in positioning and navigation. Their partnership will provide the participants with access to a high level of expertise and a unique view on the roles and strengths of the various navigation programmes and research activities developed in their different geographical locations.
Recognized lecturers from several other institutions will also contribute as instructors.

Humans to Mars Summit
From Tuesday 9 May to Thursday 11 May 2017
Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC, USA
The Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) is a comprehensive Mars exploration conference that addresses the major technical, scientific, and policy challenges of getting humans to Mars, as well as how such missions can have positive impacts on STEM education, American competitiveness and other important collateral issues. This conference is one of the most authoritative and diverse Mars exploration events, with the involvement of the leading technical and policy experts from NASA, industry, the science community, and academia. There is now a clear consensus among NASA, the aerospace industry and policymakers that a human mission to Mars by the 2030s is not just feasible, but affordable as well, if the proper measures are taken. H2M is an important part of Explore Mars’s ongoing programming to help advance policy and excite the public regarding human Mars missions.
http://H2M.ExploreMars.org #sthash.1H3bRpji.dpuf

Hypersonic Test Systems - Dr Hans Alesi
6.00 pm Wednesday 10 May 2017
S111, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Dr Hans Alesi (Defence Science Technology Group) will discuss the successful 2016 HIFiRE 5b rocket launch at Woomera. HIFiRE 5b is one of a series of 10 flight experiments under the Australia-US collaborative project Hypersonic International Flight Research and Experimentation program aimed at investigating physical phenomena of flight at more than five times the speed of sound. The knowledge gained from these experiments will be applied to develop future flight vehicles and testing of advanced air-breathing hypersonic propulsion engines known as supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets). HIFiRE partners include the University of Queensland, Boeing, BAE Systems and DLR (German Aerospace Center).

MilSatCom Asia-Pacific
From Monday 15 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
The SMi Group is delighted to announce the 7th annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific, which convenes in Singapore on 15th-16th May 2017. With the utility of space as a medium for war growing exponentially across the globe, the Asia-Pacific region is an area where rapid development and growth is particularly evident. This year’s conference will provide national updates from key regional nations on their space and MilSatCom programmes.

CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum
9.00 am Monday 22 May 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Now in its 17th year, CASBAA’s high-powered “must attend” Asia-Pacific satellite conference explores critical market-making (and market-breaking) business and technology developments at a time of global change.
http://casbaaevent.com/events/casbaa-satellite-industry-forum/ #sthash.zvCow8Wt.dpuf

International Space Development Conference
From Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017
Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO, USA
The International Space Development Conference (ISDC® 2017) is where people from all around the world connect and share the latest breakthroughs in space exploration, development and settlement.
ISDC 2017 is the perfect place for space leaders, astronauts, enthusiasts and the next generation of experts to meet.
ISDC attracts men and women of all ages; each bringing unique skills and backgrounds such as: aerospace industry leaders and startups, space exploration pioneers, academic thought leaders, and space supporters – all united by a common goal; to discuss the latest discoveries and projects on space development.
http://isdc2017.nss.org/accommodations/ #sthash.drHyMfmr.dpuf

iCubeSat 2017 – the 6th Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop
From Tuesday 30 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017
University of Cambridge, England
iCubeSat 2017, the 6th Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of interplanetary space exploration with CubeSats. The workshop provides a unique environment for open wide ranging practical collaboration between academic researchers, industry professionals, policy makers and students developing this new and rapidly growing field. The full call for papers and presentations from previous workshops at Caltech, Cornell, Imperial, MIT and Oxford can be found at www.iCubeSat.org.

University of Adelaide Short Course - Strategic Space Law
From Monday 5 June to Friday 9 June 2017
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide
The University of Adelaide, in partnership with the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law (Montreal, Canada), is offering a short postgraduate course on Strategic Space Law as part of its Winter School program from 5-9 June 2017. The unique course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make a meaningful contribution to global space security, dialogue and policy development.

2017 Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017)
From Tuesday 6 June to Thursday 8 June 2017
Beijing, China
GLEX 2017 is designed to share the programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations with the desire to explore space, and to envision the future of space exploration on a global scale.

Conference on International Aviation Law and Insurance
From Saturday 17 June to Sunday 18 June 2017
Montreal, Canada
This event brings together world-leading aviation liability and insurance experts to address the following topics:
•Recent Developments in aviation liability and insurance
•Comparative Jurisprudence under the Warsaw System and the Montreal Convention of 1999
•Liability of airlines, airports, maintenance providers & ANSPs
•Products liability of Manufacturers and Lessors of Aircraft, Engines & Component Parts
•Governmental liability
•Challenges of settlement
•Consumer protection regulation & litigation
•Unruly passengers and liability for acts of unlawful interference
•Accident investigations, Annex 13 & criminalization of international aviation
•Regulation of drones and liability of operators

Space Technologies Summer School
From Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July 2017
Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
“Space Technologies” is a new module of the well-known International Polytechnic Summer School (IPSS). The summer course invites students to discover new broadening experiences in marvelous St.Petersburg.
The program aims to provide advanced techniques of space engineering and understanding the core physics principles related to space exploration. Space industry problems are also considered during the program in addition to technology topics.
Teaching staff of the program are star professors of SPbPU, and experts from Russian and International companies: International Telecommunication Union, The Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pulkovo Observatory, Ioffe Institute, Dauria Aerospace, Astronomicon. They provide students with interactive study methods including business games, case studies, group work, coding marathon, and field trips.

URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
From Saturday 19 August to Sunday 27 August 2017
Montreal, Canada
For the thirty-second time since the inception of URSI, Radio Scientists from across the world will get together for the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. This triennial gathering will take place from 19th to 26th of August 2017, in Montreal, Canada. This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about recent advances in all fields of Radio Science, as covered by all ten URSI Commissions.

18th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference
From Tuesday 19 September to Friday 22 September 2017
Wailea Marriott, Maui, Hawaii
The AMOS Conference brings together operators, researchers, technologists and system developers who are working in many areas of space domain awareness. The Conference consists of a technical program, policy forum sessions, featured speakers, optional technical tour, short courses, poster sessions and exhibits. Over 100 papers will be presented with opportunities for networking and technical discussions – all in an environment that stimulates the imagination and intellect of participants through its beautiful and unique Hawaiian hospitality.

68th International Astronautical Congress
From Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017
Adelaide, Australia
The World's Premier Space Event

APSCC 2017 Satellite Conference and Exhibition
From Tuesday 10 October to Thursday 12 October 2017
Intercontinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo

24th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24)
From Tuesday 14 November to Friday 17 November 2017
Bengaluru, India

Global Aerospace Summit 2018
From Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 28 February 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
An invitation only gathering, the Global Aerospace Summit is the most significant international forum for the true decision makers making up the executive level of the global aerospace, aviation, defence and space sectors. They are the drivers of corporate, government and military strategy, and the forward thinkers shaping the future of their industries. They come together to find, and to invest in, solutions for the critical challenges impacting their businesses today. The Summit examines how new ways of building aircraft, launch systems and satellites will impact cost and capabilities. The cross sector makeup of decision makers present makes it a fertile ground for sharing innovations in business and financing strategies that will enable the capture of greater market share. In the leading edge technology discussions these leaders will formulate a response to the impact of disruptive technologies, and identify the truly transformative applications that will revolutionise aerospace.