Enhancing a Global Society
AIAA SPACE 2014 will examine the impacts of space activity on society. The
forum will convene a global conversation around the important role our
community plays in enabling a connected culture, monitoring our planet,
expanding our boundaries beyond Earth, and advancing technology and innovation
to address worldwide opportunities.
The Forum's general
sessions, plenary speakers and panelists will address these key issues:
Facilitating Global Connections
Monitoring the Planet
- What sorts of new opportunities and
capabilities do space-based assets and technologies enable in terms of
capabilities are missing?
- What do complimentary industries need from the
space community to make their businesses more successful?
new EO systems are being developed?
innovative uses of climate and weather data will we see in the near, mid, and
- Are our on-orbit
systems sufficient and sustainable to provide the data and services needed in
- What is
the current status of major exploration programs?
do non-governmental initiatives fit with governmental plans?
- How do we sustain exploration in a
constantly changing policy and budget environment?
do we communicate the importance and benefits of exploration to those outside
of our community?
- How are
space technologies used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of common
- What new
technology spin offs are providing opportunities for new businesses?