7th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-7)

Venue: Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 19, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2009
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The 7th annual workshop builds on the accomplishments of the previous six:
three in Europe (Lisbon 2003, Athens 2005 and Bordeaux 2007) and three in the
United States (Mountain View, CA. 2004, Pasadena, CA. 2006 and Atlanta, GA.
2008). Key objectives include fostering international involvement in planetary
exploration with probes and engaging the next generation of scientists and
engineers in this exciting field.

At the 7th International Planetary Probe Workshop, we will continue to
focus on outer planet probe missions and concepts for probe missions to Mars,
Venus, and Titan.

  • Integrated sessions have been developed in which the engineering and science aspects of these challenging missions are addressed.

  • A session on technologies for the extreme environments experienced in entry, descent, and flight at these targets is planned.

  • To accommodate additional papers and more detailed presentations, the workshop format includes one-day of parallel sessions.

  • Immediately preceding the workshop, a two-day short course, Planetary Protection, will be held June 13-14.

The longstanding International Planetary Probe Workshop goals are:

  • To Review the state-of-the-art in science, mission design, engineering implementation and technology for the in situ robotic exploration of planets and satellites with atmospheres.

  • To Share ideas, mission opportunities, and emerging technologies to enable future mission success.

  • To Serve as a forum for discussions on innovative methodologies and techniques for upcoming probe missions.

  • To Attract young scientists and engineers to the field of entry, descent and flight in planetary atmospheres, enabling them to learn from experienced researchers and practitioners.

  • To Foster international collaboration among the communities of scientists, engineers, and mission designers interested in planetary probes.