The First International Conference on Lunar Search and Rescue took place from 13 to 15 October 2022 in Hainan (China) in hybrid format. The Conference, co-organized by IAASS and BIT, was an important opportunity to discuss SAR related design as well as operational, legal, and organisational matters in case of emergencies on Moon missions. The conference also discussed the viability of establishing a Lunar SAR organisation.

IISL members represented during the First International Conference on Lunar Search and Rescue were:

Steven Freeland, IISL director and Moot Court Committee regional organiser AP rounds

Gérardine Goh Escolar, IISL member

Tanja Masson-Zwaan, president emerita

Kai-Uwe Schrogl, IISL president

Fabio Tronchetti, IISL director

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the fields of space systems safety and sustainability. IAASS is a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and Permanent Observer at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

The Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is a Chinese leading university with a traditional focus on science and technology. BIT was founded in 1940 in Yan’an, Shaanxi Province and was relocated to Beijing in 1949. The BIT strategic plan includes consolidating its strengths in mechanical and vehicle engineering and automation, leveraging its advantages and distinctive programs in IT-related disciplines, and developing new strengths in aerospace engineering.

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