Space

AIAA has played a critical role in advancing space exploration, inspiration, and discovery since the beginning of modern rocketry. Space is becoming an essential part of our everyday lives and there are more and more entities getting involved, making space more congested and complex, requiring new rules and norms so that all participants can coexist and prosper. AIAA plays a key role in bringing diverse perspectives together to collaboratively develop solutions. Based on its decades of technical heritage, AIAA fosters the advancement of key future technologies and helps play a role in developing newly required technical standards.

  • Insights into the AIAA Domain Approach

    Aerospace America

    The AIAA Domain Leads share their insights on how the Domain approach will help AIAA move the industry forward by addressing key priorities and issues.

AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher highlights the importance of the new Domain approach at AIAA.

Priority Areas in Space

 Space Traffic Management / Space Traffic Coordination With the ever-growing presence of objects in space, especially the large LEO constellations, there are needs for norms, rules, and principles to guide the use of outer space if we are to preserve it for current and future generations.

 Space Sustainability How can we best use space/space assets to protect and manage our planet’s resources, people, and property and to address the climate crisis?

 Space Exploration How can we sustainably explore our solar system and beyond including the capabilities of the many new companies and countries that have spacefaring capability and ambitions?
 Outpacing the Space Threat Space is essential to our everyday lives. How do we protect this asset, maintain U.S. global leadership, and continue to defend U.S. national security interests?
 Competitive and Burgeoning Space Economy Space use continues to expand and become more of a commercial concern. The United States must evolve how it works in space to maintain and continue to grow the U.S. commercial space sector.

Events

Courses

Past Events

  • ASCEND-Sustainability-thumbnail ASCENDxSustainability: Sustaining Space for the Next Generation

    8 June 2022 1200 - 1415 (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Virtual

    The space industry was NOT created with sustainability in mind. Learn how sustainability is defined and embraced for space. Discover how space companies are taking sustainability to the next level.
  • AIAA logo icon AIAA SOSTC Improving Space Operations Workshop 2022

    16 May - 17 May 2022

    Virtual Event

    You are invited to attend Improving Space Operations Workshop 2022, organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Operations & Support Technical Committee (SOSTC). The 2022 event will take place virtually.
  • ASCENDxTexas800x800 ASCENDxTexas: Accelerating the Business of Space Exploration

    27 April - 28 April 2022

    Houston, Texas

    Join us in Houston for ASCENDxTexas, a new event designed to grow the Texas Space Ecosystem and our off-world future. In our first ASCEND event of 2022, we are excited to be working with our partners to bring the Texas space community together.

Space Playlist

Task Force

The Space Traffic Management Task Force is leading an outreach effort calling on Congress to develop a civil space traffic management function in the U.S. government. We have assembled major stakeholders from the space industry, as well as the insurance, finance, international, legal, and technical sectors, all of whom have emphasized the urgency of this issue with key congressional staff.

 

AIAA Space Lead
  • Julie-Van-Kleeck Julie Van Kleeck
    AIAA Domain Lead for Space; Vice President, Advanced Space and Launch Systems Business Unit, Aerojet Rocketdyne (ret.)