The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) are pleased to invite you to save the date for the first IAA-ISRO-ASI Symposium on Human Spaceflight Programme to be held on January 22-24, 2020 in Bangalore, India.
Experts from all over the world will gather to discuss and exchange on the main theme of the conference: Human Spaceflight and Exploration – Present Challenges and Future Trends.

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Technical sessions will be devoted to several topics like Human Spaceflight Challenges, Enabling technologies for human spaceflight – Present and Future, Ground systems for human spaceflight, Scientific and societal relevance of Human spaceflight, Policy aspects and Economics of Human Spaceflight.
The conference will also propose a Heads of Space Agencies Panel discussion, an Astronauts Panel discussion, a Gala dinner and a technical visit to ISRO facility.

Technical Session-1: Human Spaceflight Challenges
• Space Life science aspects
• Life Support System technologies
• Space hazard mitigation (Radiation/ Micro particle impact)
• Space habitats
• Crew selection and training
• Hygiene management

Technical Session-2: Enabling technologies for human spaceflight – Present and Future
• Enhancing Launch vehicle capabilities, safety, reliability etc.
• Technologies for long duration human space flight missions
• Space Robotics
• Deep Space Exploration Challenges

Technical Session-3: Ground systems for human spaceflight
• Crew training facilities
• Simulation facilities
• Mission control
• Launch complex
• Crew recovery

Technical Session-4: Scientific and societal relevance of Human spaceflight
• Microgravity experiments carried out by human in space
• Spin-offs

Technical Session-5: Policy aspects and Economics of Human Spaceflight
• Future multilateral exploration goals and strategies
• Commercial aspects of human spaceflight
• Legal aspects of human spaceflight
• Space Tourism
• Outreach activities in human spaceflight programme


• April 10, 2019: Save the Date announcement
• May 15, 2019: Call for Papers and 1st Announcement
• August 1, 2019 Opening of Registration
• September 30, 2019: Abstract submission deadline
• October 31, 2019: 2nd Announcement and Preliminary Program
• November 15, 2019: Early registration deadline
• January 15, 2020: Regular (online) registration deadline (Delegates who require invitation to obtain Indian visa are requested to register latest by early December 2019)
• January 22-24, 2020: Conference