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International Astronautical Congress 2018
20 September 2018

The Polish Space Industry Association is preparing for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), October 1st-5th, where jointly with Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA) and the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) organize a booth of Polish Space Sector.

The host of this year’s IAC is Bremen. In Bremen there will be also a plenty of associated events such as the Space Generation Congress (SGC) organized by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the United Nations/IAF workshop co-organized by the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). 2018 is also a unique opportunity to become familiar with space subjects due to the ongoing Bremen Space Year.

However the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) consists of a scientific conference program and a space exhibition. It is the one time of the year opportunity when about 4,000 space actors from all over the world come together. The theme of this year congress is “IAC 2018 – involving everyone” because the organizers’ vision is a more diverse space sector. In reference to this the organizers of congress will place special emphasis on the new generation of space experts, the expansion of equal opportunities, the integration of new countries and start-up companies into the global space network, as well as increasing the public participation.

The program of the Congress is over 180 technical sessions, daily highlight lectures, panel discussions and associated events. This year edition also provides matchmaking sessions for the interested entities.The International Astronautical Congress is also an opportunity to meet significant space actors, such as NASA, JAXA or DLR.

The event is a great opportunity to promote the Polish space sector among potential partners, which is one of the main tasks of the joint stand of ZPSK-PAK-ARP at IAC. The stand will also be attended by representatives of Polish companies from the space sector who will present their competences. A networking cocktail is also planned on October 2nd at our booth.

Polish enterprises also take part in plenary sessions. Astronika Ltd. will have a speech on  Penetrating planets’ subsurface – lessons learnt from hammering mechanisms for InSight HP3 and LunarDrill, the Institute of Aviation will present the issue of  Challenges of Developing a Solid Rocket Motor for Direct Deorbitation. Presentation given by SpaceForest Ltd. will be about Development of a Radial Strap-on Antenna for a Suborbital Sounding Rocket. A detailed program can be found on the event website.

You will find more information on the IAC website.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event and to see the stand of the Polish space sector No. C 88!

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