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The 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure

on 01 August 2016

Between 9 and 10 August 2016, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organise the 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, in Mamaia, Romania. The conference will tackle the main threats that space systems face, as critical infrastructures for national security, foreign policy, global economic interests and scientific and technological advancement. Participants will debate on possible short- and medium-term solutions for protecting space systems to the benefit of all parties involved.


Space represents a strategic objective, as space systems contribute to the well-functioning of civilian, military, security and defense functions. With the growing number of actors involved in space research, threats on space systems could increase as such technologies need an integrated vision.

The interconnectivity of space systems and the world’s growing dependence on them can have damaging consequences for all nations, if irresponsible acts occur in space.

Another problem refers to space pollution, created by an increasing number of space debris orbiting the planet.

All these problems will be addressed by conference participants with the goal to identify short- and medium-term solutions.

To participate at the conference, you should register until 5 August 2016 by filling out this form

More details about the conference can be found on the event page.

Image credit: ESA