Report by François Levy: This is a brief report on the 2018 International Conference of Environmental Systems (ICES), that was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from July 8th through 12th. Along with Georgi Petrov, Sandra Häuplik-Meusberger, and Don Barker, I co-chaired organizing the Space Architecture Technical Committee’s participation in this year’s ICES.
The 47th International Conference of Environmental Systems (ICES) convened in Charleston, SC, USA, 16-20 July 2017. SATC member Georgi Petrov chaired the two-parts Space Architecture technical session this year in the largest room in the conference with a total of seven presentations. The attendance was well attended and maxed out at about 70.
Next year’s ICES will be held in Albuquerque NM. on 8-12 July 2018.
As part of the Stamford Museum Astronomy Nights program, SATC member Antoine Faddoul gave a public lecture entitled “Space Architecture: Run, Hike, and Camp on the Moon” on April 7th, 2017 at Stamford Observatory in Connecticut, USA.
The talk included an introduction to space architecture and the main aspects of designing for space travel. Faddoul presented Project Luna Castra which is a semi-permanent lunar base that promotes sports activities on the Moon. A discussion followed covering how short-term trips to the moon expedite the plans and technologies for deep space travel and advance technologies for Earthly use.
Stamford Astronomy Nights are family friendly and attract wide audience of different age groups and backgrounds. The public talks are followed by a viewing of the night sky through the 22-inch telescope.
“Manifest Destiny: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Mars Colonization” was a space outreach event that took place at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom between 22nd – 24th February 2017.
The event aimed at promoting awareness about the opportunities and challenges of Mars colonization for both the students and staff within the University of Edinburgh as well as for the general public in the region.
The event was held over the course of three days, featuring design workshops and multiple panels discussions on a wide range of themes from life-sustaining systems and the impacts of long-term space habitation on human health, to the engineering and architectural challenges that we face when trying to establish a Mars colony/settlement, to the social science and ethical aspects of colonization.
SATC member and education subcommittee chair Prof. Patrick Harkness was invited to present on the subject of space architecture on behalf of SATC during the event. It was a successful event and the space architecture presentation was well received.
For more details about the event, please check out the full event summary.
The 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) convened in Expo Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, 26-30 September 2016. SATC members Brent Sherwood and Olga Bannova co-chaired the Space Architecture technical sessions with support from Barbara Imhof and Jackelynne Silva Martinez. 6 papers were accepted and presented the sessions were fairly well attended in overall.
SATC also organised a “Global Network Forum” (GNF) panel event, titled “Space Architecture and Systems Engineering: different disciplines or the same?“. Featuring panelists from a diverse group representing different countries, genders, agencies, industries, and academia, the panel event was a success and was well attended.
Marc Cohen has been presented the “Certificate of Merit” during the AIAA SPACE Forum 2016 as a co-author for the Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC) Best Paper Award 2015.
(photos credits: AIAA)
SATC Best Paper 2015 – Winner:
Cohen, Marc M.; Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra (2015 July). What Do We Give Up and Leave Behind? (ICES-2015-056).
SATC Best Paper 2015 – Runner-up:
Allen, Christopher S. (2015 July). International Space Station Acoustics – A Status Report (ICES-2015-286).
The 46th International Conference of Environmental Systems (ICES) convened in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016. SATC members Georgi Petrov and Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger co-chaired the Space Architecture technical sessions. 17 papers were presented in four well attended sessions.
As part of the events for the Space Architecture Symposia 2016, the registration process for the 3rd Space Architecture Symposium is now open!
For further details please check out the SAS2016 page here.
AIAA SATC member Jackelynne Silva-Martinez was part of a crew who have recently spent two weeks within the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) facility in isolation, as part of the ongoing Flight Analogs Project of the Human Research Project at NASA Johnson Space Center. HERA is current calling for new volunteers to participate in its next round of high fidelity analog study missions.
The Space Craft symposium was a one-day event featuring topics related to both factual and fictional aspects of human living in space. It is part of an undergraduate interior design course organised by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the Kingston University, United Kingdom. The space design course is a creation of Daniele Bedini, space architect working for ESA. It includes lectures, workshops and a interior design project which challenges its students to design and develop a new spatial experience on board the Node 3 of the International Space Station. SATC vice chair David Wong was invited to give a talk about space architecture at the symposium.
More information about the symposium and the undergraduate course can be found here.