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5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Gathering for Impact!


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Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan)

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The International Academy of Astronautics will hold its 5th conference  from 15 to 19 May 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. 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.

  • Key International and Political Developments
  • Advancements in NEO Discovery
  • New NEO Characterization Results
  • Deflection & Disruption Modeling and Testing
  • Mission & Campaign Design
  • Impact Consequences
  • Disaster Response
  • Impact Risk Assessment and Decision to Act
  • Public Education and Communication

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 conferences). Conference attendees may also use the hypothetical scenario as their topic for papers and presentations.


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Early-Bird Registration
24 Sep 2016 to 14 Mar 2017
Abstract Submission Date
24 Sep 2016 to 13 Jan 2017
Paper Submission Date
3 Feb 2017 to 6 May 2017
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