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AIDAA XXVI International Congress

AIDAA XXVI International Congress

August 31st - September 3rd 2021, PISA (Online)

The 2021 AIDAA Congress is the biennial Congress of the Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica ed Astronautica; it is the 26th Congress, 50 years after the first AIDAA Congress held in Palermo in 1971. The Congress is hosted by the Tuscany Section of AIDAA in Pisa and supported by the Aerospace Division of the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering (DICI).

The coronavirus outbreak that started in 2020 is still a worldwide emergency, and each of us is asked to contribute to defeating COVID-19. Although the organizers look forward to getting in touch with AIDAA members and friends, the Congress will be entirely online.


The proceedings of the 26th A.I.D.A.A congress will be available at the following link.

phd day
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Meeting of the European PhD Students in Aerospace Engineering

Meeting of the European PhD Students in Aerospace Engineering


The first PHD day of European students in Aerospace Engineering: a network of young researchers in Europe.

The first PhD day of European students in Aerospace Engineering is organised by AIDAA, the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

AIDAA was founded in 1920 after the first world war by scientists and high officers of Italian Army and Air Force with the aim of promoting research, meetings, exchange of information, with the final goal of promoting the civil air transport in peace time. After a century from the foundation, AIDAA wishes to celebrate its centennial by collecting together the PhD students in Aerospace engineering from Universities and research centres of Europe, for the first time.

The PhD students will have the possibility to share their activities to all the colleagues in Europe and, thus, to create a net of European young researchers. Moreover, it will be possible to have a complete overview of the whole research activities in Aerospace in Europe.

The participants will become members of A.I.D.A.A. in the years 2021 and 2022; as members of AIDAA, they can receive free of charge the articles published on Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio (ATMS), edited by Springer Nature, along the period of membership. ATMS was founded in 1920 as the Journal of AIDAA and the first issue of 2021 will be published in the volume #100. A special issue of ATMS could be dedicated to the papers which the participants to the PhD day 2021 would submit to the Journal, according to the Springer standards of the Journal itself.



The first PhD days will start on February 15th, 2021. This is the date of birth of Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science and AIDAA wishes to celebrate this giant when organizing the first workshop of the European PhD students in Aerospace.

The presentations will be given in a web-conference format and will begin with a brief overview (e.g. 10 minutes), followed by discussion and questions. The presentations will be short enough to allow all the participants:

  • to show brief information on University and Department;
  • to present the background of the research and connections, if any, with the general goals of Europe on Aerospace;
  • to discuss on the methodologies used, avoiding too technical details;
  • to present the results obtained or expected;
  • to propose future developments and possible requests of collaborations.

The presentations will be collected and, at the end of the workshop, will be shared open access, so allowing the participants, if they agree, to disseminate their activities worldwide.

The workshop is open to all the European PhD students and also the PhDs who got their doctorate after January 1st, 2019.


Participation Fees

The participation fee is 80 € to be paid by credit card, paypal or bank transfer to AIDAA Rome, Italy.

Bank transfer data:
AIDAA Rome, Italy
IBAN: IT83F0200805164000005064973

To participate in this course it is necessary to register by paying a registration fee of €80. Pay now using Paypal.

IAC 2021
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International Astronautical Congress 2021

The 72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 OCTOBER 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Inspire, innovate & discover for the benefit of humankind.

For the very first time, the IAC will open its doors to the global space community in the United Arab Emirates, the first Arab country to host the IAC since its establishment in 1950.

The United Arab Emirates’ interest in astronomy and space sciences dates back to the 1970’s, when His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan met with the NASA team responsible for the Apollo moon landing. This encounter sparked a national focus on space that began almost three decades ago, eventually leading to the birth of a national space sector.

The IAC 2021 Host Organization – the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) – member of the IAF since 2012, was established by the Dubai Government to serve as one of the main pillars to drive the establishment of the knowledge economy and sustainable development in the UAE.

With the theme “Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Humankind”, the IAC 2021 looks forward to making a contribution to humanity and to science by strengthening and enhancing cooperation between all countries in the space sector.

This is your chance to inspire the next generation, to architect the further development and expansion of the space sector’s growing ecosystem. In fact, the IAC 2021 could be your opportunity to contribute in breakthroughs that revolutionize the future of space exploration.

The IAC 2021 comes to the UAE at a fortuitous juncture: it will follow closely on the heels of the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe), the Arab’s first space exploration craft to Mars. It will also mark the anniversary of the return of the first Emirati astronaut from the International Space Station, and the second anniversary of the launch of KhalifaSat — the first Earth-observation satellite to be produced wholly by Emiratis.

These achievements are symbolic of the beginning of a new era in the region; the IAC 2021 will be an opportunity to shed light on how space science and technology can contribute to a nation’s progress.

Progettazione dirigibile
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Conferenza “Ingegneria e progettazione del dirigibile”

Conferenza Ing. Paolo Valsecchi ''Ingegneria e progettazione del dirigibile: analisi storica e prospettive future''


La conferenza, tenuta dall’Ing. Paolo Valsecchi, si svolgerà il 10 dicembre 2020 dalle ore 15:15 fino alle 17:15.

L’Ing. Paolo Valsecchi è laureato in Ingegneria Aeronautica presso il Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Aerospaziali del Politecnico di Milano, con una tesi in ambito dirigibilistico. Appassionato di storia e tecnologia aeronautica, e attivo collezionista di cimeli e materiali militari, propone questo seminario con lo scopo di stimolare la curiosità in questo settore dell’ingegneria, dopo essersi interfacciato con progettisti di dirigibili di primaria importanza.

Se consentito dalle disposizioni vigenti alla data della conferenza, l’evento sarà fruibile anche in presenza in aula.

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Conferenza “Dirigibili – I transatlantici del cielo”

Conferenza Prof. Max Pinucci ''Dirigibili - I transatlantici del cielo''


In occasione delle celebrazioni del centenario, A.I.D.A.A. è lieta di annunciare la conferenza a cura del Prof. Max Pinucci “Dirigibili, i transatlantici del cielo. Un omaggio ad una storia dimenticata ed a futuri scenari: l’epopea dei grandi dirigibili, navi nate per solcare i cieli. Avventure, esplorazioni, lussuosi viaggi tra le nuvole. Cento anni di storia del più leggero dell’aria, cento nuovi progetti per il trasporto del futuro.”

La conferenza si terrà in modalità telematica il prossimo Martedì 10 Novembre dalle 16.30 alle 18.30. Clicca a questo link per partecipare.

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