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
- 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
Technical Site Visits
Interstate sites of Interest
- 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.