IAC 2008: day one to come

by | Sep 29, 2008 | exploration | 0 comments

This year’s International Astronautical Congress begins today with an opening ceremony that the organisers claim, in the usual British understatement, will be shorter than the Beijing Oylmpic’s ceremonies, and that will be followed by a heads of agency plenary session and technical sessions

The heads of agency are from NASA, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Chinese National Space Administration and the Canadian Space Agency except Russia and India who have sent deputies

In the afternoon there will be a press conference by ESA about the reentry of its Automated Transfer Vehicle Jules Verne

Tomorrow, more ESA events and Virgin Galactic has two sessions with the press. I understand it is to do with a scientific, climate change related, application for the company, which is to work with a “distinquished government [organisation] partner”

I will be live blogging as often as I can from te plenary and technical sessions. I will be also be posting video and podcasts from these sessions and interviews

I already have a video interview lined up with the Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

More news bites for those of you living in the hypersonic lane

Hypebola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight technical reporter Rob Coppinger

From the Earth to the Moon: Apollo astronaut interview videos

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight's technical reporter Rob Coppinger

Give me one minute and I’ll give you the World

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight's technical reporter Rob Coppinger

China’s Moon, Russia’s Mars and the UK’s origins of the Universe

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight's technical reporter Rob Coppinger

Dreams of space based solar power and an end to Constellation delays

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight's technical reporter Rob Coppinger

Beyond the blogosphere

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight technical reporter Rob Coppinger

Almost a century of rocket and spaceflight history at your finger tips

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight's technical reporter Rob Coppinger

Faster than light travel 101

Hyperbola is a technology orientated spaceflight blog by Flight's technical reporter Rob Coppinger

Categories

Archives