International Astronautical Congress 2024

International Astronautical Congress 2024
  • Date: 14 to 18 October 2024
  • Location:
    Milan, Italy
  • Event Type: Conference

Event Overview

The 75th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), scheduled for 14-18 October 2024, will see the arrival in Milan of over 8,000 experts from industry, research and the institutions and place Italy at the heart of the international debate on the use of Space to support sustainability., The candidacy of Milan, which was declared the winner in October 2021, was promoted by AIDAA, ASI and Leonardo, respectively representing the Italian academic world, institutions and space industry, and enjoyed the pivotal support of the Italian Government and local institutions, in particular the President of the Lombardy Region and the Mayor of Milan. Under the motto “Responsible Space for Sustainability”, the intention of the IAC 2024 is to highlight the importance of Space as an environment that must be kept secure and open to exploration, peaceful use and international co-operation by present and future generations in the interests of the planet and all nations, regardless of their level of development and without discrimination of any kind. With this aim more than 8,000 experts from space agencies, companies, research centres and associations from across the world will meet at IAC 2024 - organized with the contribution of AIM Group International - in the Milano Congress Center (Allianz MiCo), Europe's largest conference venue. There are currently just under 8,000 satellites in orbit, around 5,000 of which are operational, and this number is set to grow significantly in the next few years. Ever more countries and public and private players are becoming actively involved in the space economy. The Earth’s orbit is nonetheless a limited resource, and any overcrowding involves risks in terms of security, light pollution and the availability of data and services provided by space technologies. In the economy, industry, agriculture, transport, energy, finance, urban development, communications, environmental monitoring, and security, space systems are a fundamental tool in the creation of a more digital, green and sustainable future. They are likewise vital for the functioning of society, the economy and global trade. Italy is at the forefront in the challenge of using Space responsibly in the name of sustainability. It is one of the few countries in the world with a complete Space economy supply chain: from manufacturing, through new applications development and satellite services management, to propulsion and launch systems. The country’s expertise can be found in the research sector and in companies of all sizes, from start-ups and SMEs to large-scale industry, supported by the institutions. All will come together on 15 July to confirm their commitment to supporting IAC 2024.

Space Missions - A list of all Space Missions


Name Date
Altius 01 May, 2025
AWS 01 Mar, 2024
Eutelsat Quantum 30 Jul, 2021
Sentinel 6 21 Nov, 2020
Cheops 18 Dec, 2019
EDRS 06 Aug, 2019
Small Geostationary Satellite 17 Nov, 2018
BepiColombo 20 Oct, 2018
Aeolus 22 Aug, 2018
Sentinel 3B 25 Apr, 2018


Name Date
EOS-2 07 Aug, 2022
EOS-4 14 Feb, 2022
EOS-3 12 Aug, 2021
EOS-1 07 Nov, 2020
RISAT-2BR1 11 Dec, 2019
Cartosat-3 27 Nov, 2019
Chandrayaan II 06 Sep, 2019
RISAT-2B 22 May, 2019
Resourcesat-2A 07 Dec, 2016
AstroSat 28 Sep, 2015


Name Date
NEO Surveyor 01 Jun, 2028
Libera 01 Dec, 2027
Europa Clipper 10 Oct, 2024
SpaceX CRS-29 09 Nov, 2023
Psyche 13 Oct, 2023
DSOC 13 Oct, 2023
Psyche Asteroid 05 Oct, 2023
Expedition 70 27 Sep, 2023
SpaceX Crew-7 25 Aug, 2023
STARLING 18 Jul, 2023