Symposium organized by the Netherlands Space Society
in collaboration with SpaceNed

November 28th 2018
NLR Amsterdam

The 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2018 has the theme “Involving Everyone”.
This year, around 4.500 leaders in space – heads of major space agencies, astronauts, senior space engineers and policy makers, from 90 countries, were brought together to gather at the Bremen Exhibition Centre for the world’s largest space congress. Over 2.000 topics were featured at the 2018 International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
The IAC 2018 took place in Bremen, Germany from 1 to 5 October 2018.

The IAC is hosted by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), which is based in Paris. Founded in 1951, the non-governmental organisation aims to promote worldwide scientific exchange and international cooperation. The congress is organised by the IAF and in its 69th year.

As tradition, the NVR organizes an IAC evening soon after the IAC, in order to give our members who could not attend the conference in person, the chance to listen to some of the presentations and to obtain an update on the most important news.


19:00 Registration and coffee
19:20 Welcome, Peter Buist
19.25 Introduction and overview IAC 2018, Peter Buist
19.30 Lectures (in English)

  • Safety of Spaceflight Structures – The Application of Fracture and Damage Control
    Gerben Sinnema (ESA)
  • 3GPP Activities on 5G Satellite integration
    Toon Norp (TNO)
  • Micro-pumped cooling loop to standardize Micro-sat thermal control
    Johannes van Es (NLR)
  • How to sense Gravity
    Prof. Eberhard Gill (TU Delft)
  • Evolving Asteroid Starships: A Bio-Inspired Approach for Interstellar Space Systems
    Angelo Vermeulen (TU Delft)

21.30 Drinks
22.30 End


If you want to attend this event, please register before November 20th by clicking on the button or by sending an e-mail to Richelle Scheffers at

Please add the following required details to your e-mail:
• Full name
• Company name
• Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
• Place of birth
• Nationality
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NVR and SpaceNed Members: Free
Accompanying persons: € 5,=*
* Payment in advance. You will receive more information after registration.
A valid ID card or passport is required to attend this event


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