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AIDAA – Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics, representing the academia

The Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (A.I.D.A.A.) is a national not-for-profit scientific association.

It was founded in Rome on 2 July 1920 by a group of aeronautical pioneers as the Italian Aerotechnique Association. AIDAA promotes its activity through the organization of conferences, workshops, roundtables, competitions with prizes for studies and research, publication proceedings, and through the international journal “Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio – Journal of Aerospace Science, Technologies, and Systems”.

The association is managed by an Administrative Board which includes referring members of the Italian Universities (Milan, Turin, Padua, Bologna, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Enna, Genoa), the Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA) and national industries. 

AIDAA is a founding member of the international scientific organizations ICAS, IAF and CEAS.


ASI – Italian Space Agency, representing the governmental institutions

The Italian Space Agency (ASI), established in 1988, is a national public body with the task of preparing and implementing the Italian space policy in accordance with the Government guidelines.

Today ASI is recognized as one of the most important global stakeholders in all space domains from human and robotic exploration, to space science, earth observation, navigation and telecommunications.

ASI coordinates the Italian participation in the European Space Agency (ESA), where Italy is the third major contributor, in the European Union programs and maintains international relations with numerous space partners and international organizations. ASI is member of IAF since 1989.

LEONARDO, representing the industry

Leonardo is a global industrial group that realises multi-domain technological solutions in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. A key player in major international strategic programmes, Leonardo is an industrial partner of governments, defence administrations, institutions, and companies.

The company works with its partners and customers to strengthen global security, protect people, territories, infrastructure, and cyber networks.

Through its Space Division and as a partner in the Space Alliance, Leonardo plays a significant role in the worldwide space sector, with a main focus on services and manufacturing in the areas of exploration, observation, navigation, communications and new applications such as in-orbit servicing, space situational awareness, cloud, and quantum communications.