Report on the IAA event


4-th International IAA Symposium on


July 3 – 5, 2017

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

The Space Flights Safety symposium — the international action consolidating the international efforts on safety of space flights at new technological and technological level.

Symposium language — English, Russian.

It is held in St. Petersburg to the period since July 3 to July 5, 2017.


– the congress-hall and Proving ground «Special Materials Corp»,

– the hall of educational exhibition complex "Cosmonautics and

Rocket Technology Museum" (Saint-Petersburg, Ivanovskiy ravvelin, Peter and Paul Fortress).



1.    Fire safety of Space vehicles.

2.    Protection of Space structures from space debris collisions and micrometeoroids.

3.    Safety at launch place and during takeoff.

4.    Radiation hazards and safety.

5.    Supercomputer predictive modeling for ensuring Space program safety.

6.   Power propellants.


2 July

Arrival of the participants

3 July

Registration 9.00–10.00

Plenary reports 10.00–12.45

Lunch break 12.45–13.15

Plenary reports 13.30–17.15

Summing up the first day 17.30

4 July

Section 10.00–12.45

Lunch break 12.45–13.15

Section 13.30–17.15

Summing up the second day 17.30

5 July

Section 10.00–12.45

Lunch break 12.45–13.15

Section 13.30–17.15

Summing up the conference results 17.30

6 July

Departure of the participants

Symposium events


3-d of July — offsite plenary Conference meeting was held in the

hall of educational exhibition complex "Cosmonautics and Rocket

Technology Museum" (Saint-Petersburg, Ivanovskiy ravvelin, Peter and Paul Fortress), where the first gasdynamics laboratory, second department for studying reactive motion was founded by rocket designer Valentin P. Glushko and stayed in the same building of exhibition complex "Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology Museum" in Ivanovskiy ravvelin, Peter and Paul Fortress in 1932-1933.

4–5 of July — Scientific and production corporation of Special materials

(St. Petersburg, Sampsonievsky pr. 28a), meeting hall.

During the Symposium 20 technical lectures were delivered. Timing for the lectures: totally 30 min, including 20 min oral presentation, 5 min questions and answers, 5 min discussion. 10 oral presentation 15 min + 5 min questions and answers were delivered by young scientists: Ph.D. students and young professionals.

On the first day of Symposium all participants watched the midday volley of two guns at Peter and Paul Fortress. The Plenary speakers Mikhail Marov, Vitaliy Adushkin and Grunde Jomaas were given the honor by the city authorities to fire from the cannons thus announcing midday.

After finishing the sessions of the first day the participants of the Symposium had a dinner on the bank of Neva river near the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress.


Program Chair:

Nickolay Smirnov — Prof., Dr.Sc.-Hab., IAA Vice Chair

Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University & Scientific Research

Institute for System Studies Russian Academy of Sciences (NIISI RAS)

Country: Russia



Mikhail  Silnikov  —  corresponding  member  of  RAS, academician of RARAN, Prof., D.Sc.-Hab., General Director of

«Special Materials Corp.», Director of Institute of Military Engineering and Safety Research

Country: Russia


Vitaliy Adushkin — Academician RAS, Institute of Geosphere


Country: Russia


Vladimir Betelin — Academician RAS, Director of Scientific

Research Institute for System Studies

Country: Russia

Igor V. Barmin – Corr. Member RAS, General Designer, Federal State Enterprize “TsENKI”, Russian Space Agency

Country: Russia


Mikhail Marov — Academician RAS, V.I. Vernadsky Institute of

Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

Country: Russia

Grunde Jomaas — The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Country: UK


Jean Michel Contant — IAA Secretary General

Country: France


Jaye Koo — Korean Space University, Prof.

Country: Korea

Susan McKenna-Lawlor – Academician, Prof. D.Sc., IAA Com. on Space Physical Science vice-Chair

Country: Ireland

Vitalii Panov – Academician of the Russian Missile and Artillery

Science Academy, D.Sc., Professor, Vice-president of Russian Engineering Academy,

Country: Russia

Igor Rubtsov — Director of scientific Analytic Centre «NPO

«Technomash», Russian Space Agency

Country: Russia

Vyacheslav Nosikov — Adviser to General Director AO TsNITI

«Technomash», Russian Space Agency.

Country: Russia


Andrei Mikhaylin — vice director, corresponding member of RARAN, doctor of technical sciences, General Director Deputy in charge for science and development «Special Materials Corp.»


Andrei Sazykin — chief of Scientific and Methodical Center

«Special Materials Corp.», PhD


Alexandr Aleshin – deputy chief of the scientific and methodical center, «Special Materials Corp.», PhD.

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