International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference 2021


IAA Planetary Defense meeting

Tags: Planetary Protection

Time: 26 - 30 April 2021 -

Location: Online

The International Academy of Astronautics will hold its 7th conference  on April 26-30, 2021. The bi-annual conference brings together world experts to discuss the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets and actions that might be taken to deflect a threatening object.

  • Highlight/Spotlight topic areas
  • Key International and Policy Developments
  • Advancements in Near Earth Object (NEO) Discovery
  • New NEO Characterization Results
  • Deflection & Disruption Modeling and Testing
  • Mission & Campaign Design
  • Impact Management & Consequences
  • Disaster Management & Response
  • Public Education and Communication
  • The Decision to Act: Political, Legal, Social and Economic Aspects

The conference will include a hypothetical NEO/Earth impact event scenario that will be part of the conference (similar to what was done at the 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019 conferences). Conference attendees may also use the hypothetical scenario as their topic for papers and presentations.

Although this scenario is realistic in many ways, it is completely fictional and does NOT describe an actual potential asteroid impact.

Please note that registration is required to participate in this event.

For more information and to register, visit