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The 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem is over and the 2,100 delegates are heading home. Here, in just over three minutes of video, are highlights from this years Congress. Next year delegates will convene in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Protecting astronauts from radiation while in space is critical if humans are to continue exploring the space environment beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO). In July, StemRad Ltd an Israeli company based in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto, together with Lockheed Martin announced a joint research and development effort in this area.
This years International Astronautical Federation Plenary included leaders from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) of Russia, China's National Space Administration (CNSA), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the hosts, the Israel Space Agency (ISA).
According to a SpaceWorks study published in 2014, over 2000 nano/micro-satellites under 50 kg will need to be launched by 2020. Several of the companies interested in fulfilling that need presented their ideas at the International Astronautical Congress in Israel, including Zero 2 Infinity launching its new SmallSat launcher called Bloostar.
China Head Aerospace Technology Co, better known for producing a variety of aerospace products, testing services and facilitating access to China's market, today unveiled what it hopes will be a leading business-to-business online platform akin to Alibaba, but for the space community called ByHead.
NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) of the Ministry of Science signed a new civil space cooperation agreement on October 13, 2015. The agreement was signed by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Menachem Kidron - Director General of the Israel Space Agency during the International Astronautical Congress hosted in Jerusalem by the ISA.
One of the highlights of the International Astronautical Congress is the annual Heads of Agencies public forum. In recent years the forum hasn't produced much in the way of substantive discourse. That was not the case this year.
Jerusalem, Israel's capital, welcomed the International space community for the opening ceremony of the 66th International Astronautical Congress this morning. Over 2000 delegates from 58 countries are represented including leaders of many national space agencies.
Israel's space program was born out of military need, but in recent years the civil space program has received an infusion of funding and next week it will host the annual International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem.
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