The World's Forum for Aerospace Leadership

  • Donate
  • Press Room
  • Renew
  • View Cart
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Inside This Section

2013 International Events and Activities

2013 International Events and Activities

September 2013

International Cooperation Award Seeks Nominations

Nominate your colleague who has made significant contributions to the initiation, organization, implementation and/or management of activities with significant United States involvement that includes extensive international cooperative activities in space, aeronautics, or both.  Nominations are due to AIAA by 1 October 2013. For more information, contact or click here for more information.

August 2013 

AIAA Participation in the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing 

AIAA will have a presence at the International Astronautical Congress in September 2013 in Beijing, China, for the purpose of membership outreach and engagement with our sister societies Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), as well as other IAF member societies. AIAA will have a larger role in the planning of the 2014 International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Toronto.

May 2013

AIAA Announces Collaboration with Associação Brasileira de Engenharia e Ciências Mecânicas 

The AIAA Board of Directors approved a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding with the Associação Brasileira Engenharia e Ciências Mecânicas (ABCM) on Thursday, 9 May 2013. The purpose of the MOU is to formalize an agreement between the two societies that will serve their memberships and common interests in the engineering community, as well as offer support to each other's technical, student, conference, and professional development activities. The MOU will be signed within the year.


AIAA Signs Cooperative Agreement with Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)

Rao-Ying-Sign-AgreementAIAA signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding with the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, at the Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, in conjuction with the Spring AIAA Board of Directors meetings. An MOU signing ceremony was followed by a collaboration meeting between the two societies, and then an afternoon tea reception celebrating the partnership.

Rao-Ying-shake-handsThe MOU was signed by AIAA Vice President for International Activities Susan Ying and AeSI President G. M. Rao. Also in attendance were AeSI President-Elect V. K. Saraswat and AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus. AIAA and AeSI have entered into this partnership to better serve the common interests and welfare of their respective memberships and offer support to each other's technical, student, and professional development activities. For more information please visit the AIAA Press Room. (Click images to view larger versions)


International UAV Innovation Grand Prix Application Deadline is 31 May 2013
As part of AIAA’s collaboration with the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), the Institute is pleased to be an overseas partner for the International UAV Innovation Grand Prix. This event will be held in October 2013 in Beijing. The Grand Prix features unmanned aerial vehicle design competitions and will award prizes for creativity and athletics. The application deadline is 31 May 2013. For more information and to apply to participate in the competitions, please visit


23rd Plenary Meeting of ISO/TC 20/SC 14, SpaceSystems and Operations, will be Held in Moscow, Russia
TheInternational Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 20,Subcommittee 14, will hold its annual plenary meeting from 27-31 May 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The subcommittee working groups will meet to discuss variousprojects dealing with engineering design, integration and testing, operationsand ground support, space environment, program management, materials and processes,and orbital debris. For more information, please contact the subcommittee Secretariat at

April 2013

Outstanding Student Research Presented at AIAA-PEGASUS Student Paper Conference in Milan, Italy
The 9th annualPEGASUS/AIAA Student Paper Conference was held 3–5 April 2013 at thePolitchnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. This year the conference had 36 students in attendancemaking 34 presentations, representing 19 different universities throughoutEurope. Topics of the papers included: Space Engineering, Structures, AircraftDesign, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Operations/Airports, and Propulsion. This year’scompetition winners are:


  • First Place:  Hildo Bijl, TU Delft, “Guaranteed  Globally Optimal Continuous Reinforcement Learning”
  • Second Place:  Ricardo Benenuto and Raccardo Carta, Politechnico Milano,“Implementation of a Net Device Test Bed for Space Debris Active RemovalFeasibility Demonstration”
  • Third Place:  Alena Probst, Stuttgart Universitӓt, “AsteroidMining Mission Concepts for Near-Earth Asteroids”


Airbus provided several technical paper awards, and AIAA Foundation providedmonetary prizes. Additionally, the First Place student will have the opportunity to present their work along with winners from the U.S. Regions at AIAA SciTech 2014, and their paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

More Info >


Spring 2013 Meeting of the Consultative Committee forSpace Data Systems (CCSDS) will be Held in Bordeaux, France
Hosted by the French Space Agency (CNES), the CCSDS Spring2013 meeting series will be held outside Bordeaux, France. The main technicalmeeting series will be held 15-18 April and will be followed by the CESGExecutive Meeting held on 19 April. The CCSDS Management meetingswill take place the following week 22-24 April. For more information, please visit the CCSDS website at

March 2013 

AIAA-RAeS Joint Event on GPS
The AIAA-RAeS (Royal Aeronautical Society) Evening Event at the British Embassy will take place Thursday, 14 March 2013, 1800–2030 hrs. The topic will be “GPS, Past, Present and Future.” There will be three speakers and a moderator. Welcome and introductions will be handled by the British Air Attache for the Embassy and by the RAeS Chairman for the RAeS and attendees.
More Info >

February 2013

AIAA Award Nominations Due 1 February 2013
Honoring achievement in aerospace is an AIAA tradition. Nominate your colleague for world-wide recognition. Nomination forms are due 1 February 2013 for the following AIAA awards: George M. Low Space Transportation Award, Haley Space Flight Award, Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management, Space Automation and Robotics Award, Space Science Award, Space Operations and Support Award, Space Systems Award, and von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management.
More Info >

January 2013

University of Adelaide Students work on QB50 International Satellite Project
QB50 is a large international collaborative program thatwill result in a constellation of 50 CubeSats to measure key parameters and constituents in the largely unexplored lower thermosphere and ionosphere. The SUSat satellite will be built by university students from The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, with the help of staff members. Although the primary mission will be to develop a satellite bus to carry the QB50 payload, the satellite will also accommodate two locally developed payloads. Key members of the AIAA student branch at The University of Adelaide will form a core team of students performing technical and managements tasks throughout the project. This project provides a unique opportunity to developthe aerospace research interests of the collaborating South Australian universities and to train students and staff in the field of space science and satellite engineering. For more information, please visit


AIAA IAC to Host International "Happy Hour" at 51st ASM
AIAA Vice President-International Dr. Susan Ying and the AIAA International Activities Committee (IAC) will host an International “Happy Hour” Networking Event on Tuesday, 8 January 2013, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA, in conjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. Network with conference attendees from around the world and learn what AIAA is doing to engage and serve the international aerospace community.
More Info >


AIAA TAC to Host Technical Activities "Happy Hour" at 51st ASM
AIAA Vice President-Technical Activities Basil Hassan will host an Technical Activities “Happy Hour” Networking Event on Monday, 7 January 2013,at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA, inconjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. Stop by to visit with Basil and other TAC members.


Next AIAA IAC Meeting to Take Place at 51st ASM
The next AIAA International Activities Committee (IAC) meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9 January 2013, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA, in conjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.
More Info >