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    The IAF Digital Library is the world’s largest collection of research papers in space, providing unprecedented access to more than 50,000 technical papers presented in IAF events from 1950 to the present. More than 2,000 papers are added annually.


    πŸ”—IAF Members

    The IAF Digital Library brings the IAF Members exclusive and instant access to over 50,000 digital papers through free-of-charge 24-hour subscriptions allowing up to 20 PDF downloads. Each activation key to access the online system without charges is unique, and shall be considered as part of the specific IAF privileges given to individuals who are affiliated to IAF Members and shall not be transferred. Check if your organization is an IAF Member and if you are eligible for the free subscription in IAF Membership Guide (PDF).

    πŸ”—Non-IAF Members

    The IAF Digital Library is also available to non-IAF Members on a personal short-term subscription basis. Personal subscription options include downloads of up to 100, 45 or 20 full-text papers from the Digital Library respectively for a period of 7 days, 48 hours or 24 hours. Personal subscriptions represent a significant savings over single-paper purchases.

    Personal subscriptions may be purchased online. You will need to provide an e-mail address and, if you are an IAF Member, a proof of your IAF membership. Once the form is successfully submitted and validated, within minutes you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions for activating your subscription with an activation key. At that point you may begin using all features of the IAF Digital Library.

    100 PDF Downloads / 7-Day Subscription

    Non-members: €450

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    45 PDF Downloads / 48-Hour Subscription

    Non-members: €200

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    20 PDF Downloads / 24-Hour Subscription

    Non-members: €100

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    Without the IAF DL subscription, all papers are available for downloading at a cost of €10 per PDF for non-members. (All IAF members have a 24-hour subscription at no additional cost). By signing up for an online subscription to our library you save yourself the trouble of using your credit card for every purchase.

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    Annual proceedings volumes are included in our online offer and can be purchased at a cost of €1000 for non-members. Full annual proceedings comprise an average of 1500 full text-papers in PDF.

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    Note: Students non-affiliated to IAF Members, Retired Persons, and Users residing in a Special Consideration Country, are eligible for a special subscription rate, and should contact our Customer Service to subscribe to the IAF Digital Library.

    Not an IAF member?

    Join us today to take advantage of all the benefits, including the free-of-charge access to the IAF Digital Library. For more information please take a look into the IAF Membership Kit.