The IAF was founded in 1951 and is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization, located in Paris. 

It aims at promoting space research and the development and application of space activities for purposes of peace and cultural enrichment and as a challenge for the society, and fights to show the quality-of-life benefits stemming from space-related activities to the society.

The ASI has been a member of the IAF since 1989.

Link to the website: http://www.iafastro.org/

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TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2022

ESA Ministerial Conference: Urso, agreement with France and Germany on the future of European launchers ‣

The Minister: this is how we build the European strategic autonomy MORE...

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022

Artemis 1: ArgoMoon captured photos of the Earth and Moon ‣

NASA's Artemis 1 mission, carrying ArgoMoon, the satellite of the Italian Space Agency, developed and operated by Argotec, took off from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre on 16 November 2022 MORE...

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2022

LICIACube: here come the first images captured by an Italian satellite in the deep space ‣

The Italian Space Agency and the company Argotec have released the first pictures taken by LICIACube, the only satellite involved in the NASA’s planetary defense mission, DART MORE...

TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2022

Release of the Executive Summary of the International Mars Ice Mapper Measurement Definition Team ‣

ASI, CSA, JAXA and NASA are very pleased to release the Executive Summary of the International Mars Ice Mapper (I-MIM) Measurement Definition Team
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