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The Romanian Space Agency participates at the 68th International Astronautical Congress

on 26 September 2017

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) participates at the world’s largest annual gathering of space professionals, between 25 – 29 September, in Adelaide, Australia. The 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and hosted by Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA). The Congress has been held every year since 1950.

IAC gathers all space actors around the globe for an intense week during which the advancement and progress of space in its various features is being discussed. This year’s edition will be focusing especially on secure access to satellites that provide communications, timing and navigation services and remote sensing data.

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IAC 2017 will unlock imagination by focusing on fostering innovation and strengthening security. The congress has a rich programme consisting of plenaries, highlight lectures, technical lectures as well as a global networking forum and many social events abundant in networking opportunities.

Heads of space agencies, industry and academia representatives, as well as astronauts are amongst the participants. The President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, presented a study he is leading within the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) on space systems as critical infrastructure, during the Academy Day.

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and Romanian space research and industry are represented at the congress by researchers and other professionals in the space sector, as well as through a ROSA exhibition stand. The exhibition area is in the centre of the Adelaide Convention Centre and will be the focal point and the crossroads as more than 4000 delegates from 71 nations go from session to session.

The IAC is a professional platform through which over 40 administrative and technical committees support the International Astronautical Federation in its mission to advance knowledge about space and to foster the development of space assets by facilitating global cooperation.

Main image credit: IAC 2017

Second image credit: ROSA