The first International Conference “Space Systems” held in MAI
On 27 April 2021, Moscow Aviation Institute conducted the first International Conference “Space Systems”. It was dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the human to the outer space. It opened a series of events of the 20th International Conference “Aviation and Cosmonautics”.
Within the course of the “Space Systems” conference plenary and three sectional sessions were held on the topics: “Trends in Small Spacecraft: the Economics and Services of Small Spacecraft and Their Constellations”, “Design and Production of Small Spacecraft”, “Launch, Control and Operation of Small Spacecraft”. About 100 people took part in the event.
As part of the plenary session, rector of MAI, RAS Academician, Mikhail Pogosyan and Russian experts of the rocket and space industry – Deputy General Designer for the Space Systems Development, General Engineering and Spacecraft Control of ISS-Reshetnev Company, Aleksander Kuzovnikov, First Deputy General Director of JSC “Satellite system “GONETS” Oleg Khimochko, General Director of LLC “KosmoLab” Maksim Cheremisin, Deputy Director of the Advanced Programs and the SPHERE Project Department of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation Viktor Savelyev – presented their reports.
As Mikhail Pogosyan underlined in his speech, the conference dedicated to space systems is an important stage for further development of research conducted in this area.
“The space services market today is developing actively. Along with launch services, with satellite production, various kinds of services are developed related to information processing and scientific research. There are such new areas as cosmic tourism, mining, energetics in space. Therefore, the prospects of various space market segments development are promising, and we should focus our efforts on the effective use of emerging opportunities," said the rector of MAI.
Within the framework of the sections, the reports of the leading sectoral companies’ experts and representatives of universities and scientific organizations - such as the RSC “Energia” named, VNIIEM Corporation, Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics named after N.N. Krasovsky UrO RAS, Siberian State University of Science and Technology named after Academician M.F. Reshetnyov, MAI, BSTU “VOENMEH” – were presented.
The event became the first one in the International Conference “Aviation and Cosmonautics” online conference cycle. On the 11th of May the acceptance of the applications to the second International Conference “Mathematical Modelling”, that is to be held in July, will be opened.