december, 2019

04dec19:0022:30IAC Evening 2019Symposium organized by the Netherlands Space Society in collaboration with SpaceNedAnthony Fokkerweg 2, Amsterdam Organisator: NVR and SpaceNed


The 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019 held in Washington had the theme “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future”.

More than 6.800 space enthusiasts coming from over 80 countries gathered in the grand city of Washington, D.C. for an intense week of events, meetings, collaborations and discovering.

The IAC 2019 started on Monday 21 October 2019 with the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, confirming the USA plans to go forward to the Moon and land the first woman and the next man on the Lunar surface by 2024.

IAC 2019 also featured an extensive programme, including countless technical presentations, panel discussion and bilateral meetings. The largest ever IAC Exhibition welcomed several side activities, many of those dedicated to STEM and outreach to the general public and school children. The IAC 2019 also saw the participation of numerous astronauts/cosmonauts and featured a dedicated astronauts panel open to the general public.

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 2019, Peter Batenburg
19.30     Lectures (in English)

  • Mr. Eric Bertels, ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space
    First in flight results of the NCLE instrument – A low frequency radio receiver exploring the dark ages in Lunar orbit
  • Dr. Marco Esposito, Cosine Research
    Highly integration of hyperspectral, thermal and artificial intelligence for the ESA PhiSat-1 mission
  • Ms. Thea Dethlefsen, Leiden University
    On-Orbit Servicing: Repairing, Refueling and Recycling the Legal Framework
  • Dr. Raj Thilak Rajan, TU Delft
    Low-frequency observations using high-altitude Balloon Experiments (LOBE)
  • Mr. Lars Pepermans, Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE)
    Trajectory simulations and sensitivity for the SPEAR parachute test vehicle

21.30     Drinks
22.30     End


If you want to attend this event, please register before November 28th 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
  • ID number (Passport/ID card/Drivers License)
  • ID valid until (dd/mm/yyyy)

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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