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Space: unlocking imagination, fostering innovation and strengthening security

As the world’s largest space conference, every year the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) brings together leaders in space from across the globe – heads of major space agencies, astronauts, senior space engineers and policy makers.

In 2017 we’ll be marking some important anniversaries of human endeavour in space.

  • The 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1
  • The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Outer Space Treaty (OST). The OST seeks to ensure that outer space remains accessible and available for the benefit of all humankind
  • The 50th anniversary of the launch of Australia’s first satellite, WRESAT

Annual congress activities

  • Opening ceremony
  • Trade exhibitions
  • Community outreach program

Annual meetings

  • International Institute of Space Law
  • International Academy of Astronautics for individuals who’ve made outstanding personal contributions to human activities in space
  • Space Generation Advisory Council

Social events

  • Across the course of the IAC2017 there will be a number of formal social events that delegates may like to attend. More information about each event will be available closer to the date.

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