IAA Cosmic Studies

Human Spaceflight

SKU: B011
Published:
2010
Description:
Future Human Spaceflight: the Need for International Cooperation, Published 2010, 62 pages. This report, written by an international team, is an end-to-end assessment of the Human Spaceflight issues starting from the basic exploration questions, and ending with possible international cooperation implementation schemes. This Study provides concrete proposals on how to move beyond the International Space Station program and to make Human Spaceflight part of a broader international agenda. The ultimate objective of space exploration is to extend human presence across the Solar System and create communities beyond the Earth. The long-term sustainability of worldwide space exploration programs will benefit from the participation and support of a broader community outside of the current space industry and the inclusion of the public. The involvement of existing, emerging, and developing space nations in such endeavors will both strengthen existing partnerships and foster new ones. 35€ shipping included.
€35.00

Disaster Management

SKU: B010
Published:
2010
Description:
Space-Based Disaster Management: the Need for International Cooperation, Published 2010, 79 pages. The report briefly describes the significant role played by space technology vis-à-vis major natural disasters, overall shortcomings in the presently available space observations and in early warning/forecasting methods. Further it gives an account of various international initiatives which are providing space-based information and services for monitoring and mitigating different natural disasters. Possible satellite constellations carrying both optical and microwave sensors capable of providing data at frequent intervals as well as those providing measurements required as precursors for earthquakes are indicated. The study makes various recommendations related to virtual satellite constellations, data sharing policy, access to in-situ observations across geographical boundaries, strengthening collaborative efforts in developing early warning methods, augmenting communication networks for ensuring availability of data and value-added products in near real-time and necessary efforts required for capacity building and outreach activities. 35€ shipping included.
€35.00

Robotic Exploration

SKU: B009
Published:
2010
Description:
Future Planetary Robotic Exploration: the Need for International Cooperation, Published 2010, 44 pages. The report reviews the scientific quest to increase our knowledge of the origin and evolution of the solar system, and to search for signs of life within it. It gives a summary of planned robotic exploration activities, as well as challenges and needed R&D solutions. The report addresses in particular: 1) Scientific exploration of the solar system - The driving science goals for the coming decades; 2) Space weather and the characterization of the space environment; 3) R&D investment and key enabling technologies ; 4) Human-mission technology validation; 5) The case and potential areas for international cooperation in robotic and human exploration of deep space. 35€ shipping included.
€35.00

PECB

SKU: B001
Published:
2011
Description:
Protecting the Environment of Celestial Bodies: the Need for Policy and Guidelines, Published in 2011, 81 pages. This IAA Study on Protecting the Environment of Celestial Bodies (PECB) aims to provide an overview of existing methods of planetary protection and their feasibility from the perspective of biological, chemical, legal, economic and other viewpoints. By doing so, the Study goes deliberately beyond the interpretation of “Planetary Protection” by COSPAR (Committee on Space Research), which is generally used as a set of methods for protecting the planets from biological contamination to avoid compromising future astrobiological research. In view of limits on the size of this volume, the Study concentrates mainly on the Moon and Mars environments. It is fully recognized, however, that the environments of other celestial bodies, including asteroids that may be visited by manned spacecraft before a mission to Mars, are also worthy of consideration. 35€ shipping included.
€35.00

Climate Change

SKU: B003
Published:
2010
Description:
Space‐Applications in Climate Change and Green Systems: The Need for International Cooperation, Published 2010, 66 pages. The report was presented at the historic Summit of 30 Heads of Space Agencies on November 17, 2010 in Washington DC, US. Over the past half‐century, space systems have made crucial contributions to the understanding of climate change. The future activities make significant contributions to monitoring both the causes and the consequences of Climate Change, as well as to mitigating its effects. This report of the International Academy of Astronautics addresses these potential contributions, examining three critically important themes: observing Earth from space, leveraging the integration of space and ground systems, and enabling novel green systems and technologies. The report finds that there is already significant international cooperation but that still more can be done and concludes by presenting the recommendations of the Academy to the global space community for action in each thematic area, including crosscutting actions for enhanced international cooperation both among the members of the space community, and with organizations external to it. 35€ shipping included.
€35.00

Space Solar Power

SKU: B002
Published:
2011
Description:
Space Solar Power, the First International Assessment of Space Solar Power: Opportunities, Issues and Potential Pathways Forward, Published 2011, 248 pages. Hardcover. Now, more than ever, large‐scale and sustainable new energy sources are needed to meet global needs while satisfying environmental concerns. This document addresses the technical feasibility of the concept, prospective markets and expected policy issues. The report describes and evaluates in some depth three alternative SPS concepts; it concludes with a high‐level set of findings and specific recommendations for the consideration of the global space and energy community. Space solar power is technically feasible, but economics of SPS can only be determined by means of international end‐to‐end systems studies. An international roadmap for realizing this goal is presented, which could achieve a major pilot‐plant scale demonstration within 10‐15 years. 80€ shipping included.
€80.00

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