The 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-9) in Toulouse, France on June 18-22, 2012
The 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-9) in Toulouse, France on June 18-22, 2012 will be hosted c( Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) on its campus.
The goal of the workshop is to bring together scientists, technologists, engineers, mission designers, and policy makers interested in the technological challenges and scientific opportunities in the exploration of Solar System atmospheres and surfaces using atmospheric entry and descent probes. The 9th workshop will build on the success of the previous workshops to promote international cooperation in probe missions to solar system bodies.
2012 promises to be an exciting edition, with the space community engaged in operating, building or planning many exciting missions to the Moon, planets, their satellites, asteroids and comets. 2012 will see: the arrival of the long-waited Mars Science Laboratory in the Gale crater, together with the continued operation of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, and the Philae comet lander still on its way to its destination.
In addition to the five-day workshop, a two day short course is normally held on a related topic during the preceding weekend. The topic selected for IPPW-9 is “ Probe Science Instrumentation Technologies ” (June 16-17, 2012).
- David Mimoun (ISAE) david.mimounSPAMFILTER@isae.fr,
- Lionel d'Uston ( IRAP) lionel.dustonSPAMFILTER@irap.omp.eu