World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety

Article Id: WHEBN0020941868
Reproduction Date:

Title: International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Spaceflight, List of spaceflight-related accidents and incidents
Collection: Noordwijk, Organizations Established in 2004, Space Non-Governmental Organizations
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety

International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety
Type Non-profit organization
Industry Space
Founded Noordwijk, Netherlands (April 2004 (2004-04))
Headquarters Noordwijk, Netherlands
Members 200 members from 25 countries

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) is a Netherlands. It became a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) in October 2004.[1] The IAASS is based on the intellectual interaction of individual members who together shape the technical vision of the association, and make the association services available to stakeholders (on a non-profit basis).

In June 2006, former US Senator John Glenn and first American to orbit became an Honorary Member. In June 2010, IAASS was granted the Observer status at the United Nations COPUOS (Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Space). The association counts more than 200 professional members from 25 countries, 55% of the members are from industry, while the remaining 45% come from space agencies, governmental institutions and academia.

A 2005 report by the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) of George Washington University, titled Space Safety Report: Vulnerabilities and Risk Reduction In U.S. Human Space Flight Programs suggested that the newly formed IAASS might help improve the safety of the International Space Station (ISS). It also recommended NASA work with the IAASS to develop safety standards and advancement of space debris minimization and control.[2]

The first IAASS conference was held in Nice, France in October 2005. The European Space Agency sponsored the second IAASS Conference "Space Safety in a Global World" in May 2007 in Chicago.[3] The third conference was held 21–23 October 2008 in Rome, Italy. The fourth conference was held 19–21 May in Huntsville, USA. The fifth conference was held 17–19 October 2011 in Versailles, France, and the 6th conference 21–23 May 2013 in Montreal, Canada.


  • Journal of Space Safety Engineering 1
  • Space Safety Magazine 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Journal of Space Safety Engineering

The Journal of Space Safety Engineering (JSSE) is a quarterly publication of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). JSSE serves applied scientists, engineers, policy makers and safety advocates with a platform to develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of space safety.

The journal has a distinguished Editorial Board with extensive qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific and technical standards and has a broad international coverage.

Space Safety Magazine


The Space Safety Magazine (SSM) is a quarterly print magazine and a daily news website, jointly published by the International Association for Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and the International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF). Space Safety Magazine [4] is focused on safety related issues affecting space as well as safety on Earth from space events and objects.


  1. ^ "About IAASS". International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Human Spaceflight Safety Report". FAA. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  3. ^ """2nd IAASS Conference"Space Safety in a Global World. ESA. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Space Safety Magazine". IAASS and ISSF. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 

External links

  • International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.