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May 27 – June 2, 2019 / Vol 38, No 21 / Hawai’i Island, USA

24 May 2019, 19:27 UTC
May 27 – June 2, 2019 / Vol 38, No 21 / Hawai’i Island, USA
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IAA Symposium on Private Human Access to Space and Commercial Aerospace Forum Upcoming in Zhōngguó / China

The International Academy of Astronautics is holding the 3rd Symposium on Private Human Access to Space (PHAS) 27-29 May in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. PHAS will be chaired by Christophe Bonnal (L), Launch Expert for France National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). Co-chairs include Weiren Wu (R), chief designer of the China National Space Administration Chang’e lunar exploration program, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency and Rock Jeng-Shing Chern, Editor-in-Chief of IAA science journal Acta Astronautica. Conference objectives involve solution-finding on technical, logistical, health, legal, regulatory and financial fronts of non-governmental space travel. Also occurring in Zhongguo and focusing on NewSpace development, the 5th annual China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum (CCAF) is to be held in Wuhan, Hubei province August 28-30. CCAF is sponsored by major actors in the China space exploration sphere: China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and Chinese Society of Astronautics, among others. CCAF is co-organized by CASIC Space Engineering Development Corporation, Rocket Technology Corporation and China Aerospace Systems Engineering Corporation. Exhibits on topics such as commercial launch service, satellite ...

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