Exploring the Solar System : Missions, Techniques and policy
Convener: Christian Muller  | Co-Conveners: Peter Falkner , Bernard Foing , Pascale Ehrenfreund , Nicolas Peter 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 03 May, 15:30–17:15  / Room 13
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 04 May, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y

In this early 2010, several scientific spacecrafts are studying Mars and Moon, both targets for future manned exploration in this century.

Several missions to the icy satellites of the giant planets ,asteroids and comets are also either under way, planned or studied. Despite the fact that manned missions beyond the Mars orbit are presently not possible due to radiation constrains, this and other problems will be once solved and the outer solar system will be also considered for manned flight and be
part of the exploration programme.

This session will thus consider instrument and missions designed to study the environments and habitability of the entire solar system in an
exploration perspective. It will also consider the policy and strategic aspects of the exploration initiatives.

Related events: SPM1.12 – COST action CM0850: the chemical cosmos (public)
Wed, 05 May, 19:00–20:00  / Room SM2
PSD101 – PS1.0
Mon, 03 May, 19:00–19:45  / Room 35