European Planetary Science Congress 2018
16–21 September 2018
TU Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Oral programme TP1

TP1

Mercury Science and future exploration
Convener: Joe Zender 
Co-conveners: Alice Lucchetti , Hauke Hussmann , Johannes Benkhoff , Go Murakami , Joana S. Oliveira 
Session details
Oral programme
 / Mon, 17 Sep, 10:45–12:15  / 14:00–19:45  / Room Neptune
Poster programme
 / Attendance Tue, 18 Sep, 18:15–20:00  / Display Tue, 18 Sep, 08:00–20:00  / Poster area
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Monday, 17 Sep 2018
Room Neptune
Chairperson: Joana Oliveira
Laboratory measurement, ground-based observations and simulation

10:45–11:00
EPSC2018-733
Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of Planetary Analogs: A Database for Planetary Remote Sensing
Andreas Morlok, Stephan Klemme, Iris Weber, Martin Sohn, Aleksandra Stojic, Harald Hiesinger, and Joern Helbert
11:00–11:15
EPSC2018-763
Bi-directional reflectance and NanoFTIR spectroscopy of synthetic analogues of Mercury: Supporting MERTIS payload of ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission
Indhu Varatharajan, Alessandro Maturilli, Jörn Helbert, Georg Ulrich, Kirsten Born, Olivier Namur, Bernd Kästner, Lutz Hecht, Bernard Charlier, and Harald Hiesinger
11:15–11:30
EPSC2018-1216
Ground-Based BepiColombo Support with the Rapid Imaging Planetary Spectrograph
Carl Schmidt, Jeffrey Baumgardner, Luke Moore, and Tom Bida
11:30–11:45
EPSC2018-649
Simulation of Space-Weathered TIR Spectra on Mercury
Kay Wohlfarth, Arne Grumpe, Christian Wöhler, Aleksandra Stojic, Andreas Morlok, and Harald Hiesinger
Magnetic Field

11:45–12:00
EPSC2018-650
Concerning the Offset Dipole Magnetic Field of Planet Mercury
Daniel Heyner
12:00–12:15
EPSC2018-1081
MHD instabilities at the Mercury’s magnetopause
Stavro Ivanovski, Anna Milillo, Monio Kartalev, and Stefano Massetti
Lunch break
Chairperson: Alice Lucchetti
Surface

14:00–14:15
EPSC2018-163
Hollows and their relationship with geochemical terrains
Alice Lucchetti, Maurizio Pajola, Marco Merusi, Gabriele Cremonese, Valentina Galluzzi, Lorenza Giacomini, Cristian Carli, Giuseppe A. Marzo, Sabrina Ferrari, Matteo Massironi, and Pasquale Palumbo
14:15–14:30
EPSC2018-164
Spectral clustering on Hermean hollows located on pyroclastic deposits
Maurizio Pajola, Alice Lucchetti, Giuseppe Marzo, Gabriele Cremonese, and Matteo Massironi
14:30–14:45
EPSC2018-522
Mapping Low-Reflectance Material on Mercury
Rachel Klima, David Blewett, Brett Denevi, Carolyn Ernst, Scott Murchie, and Patrick Peplowski
14:45–15:00
EPSC2018-653
MESSENGER Epithermal Neutron Map of Mercury: Possible Low-Latitude Hydrogen Variation
Jack Wilson, David Lawrence, and Patrick Peplowski
15:00–15:15
EPSC2018-850
Spectral and lithological heterogeneities in the Shakespeare (H-03) quadrangle of Mercury
Nicolas Bott, Alain Doressoundiram, Davide Perna, Francesca Zambon, Cristian Carli, and Fabrizio Capaccioni
15:15–15:30
EPSC2018-1001
Potential Identification of Sublimation-Driven Downslope Mass Movements on Mercury
Christopher C. Malliband, Susan J. Conway, David A. Rothery, and Matthew R. Balme
Coffee break
Chairperson: Hauke Hussmann
Geodesy and Interior

16:15–16:30
EPSC2018-511
Constraining the Early History of Mercury and its Core Dynamo by Studying the Crustal Magnetic Field
Joana S. Oliveira and Lon L. Hood
16:30–16:45
EPSC2018-610
Viscoelastic Tides of Mercury and Implications for its Inner Core Size
Gregor Steinbrügge, Sebastiano Padovan, Hauke Hussmann, Teresa Steinke, Alexander Stark, and Jürgen Oberst
16:45–17:00
EPSC2018-890
Mercury's rotational state from self-registration of Mercury Laser Altimeter profiles
Alexander Stark, Jürgen Oberst, Hauke Hussmann, and Gregor Steinbrügge
17:00–17:15
EPSC2018-404
Characterizing the deviations of Mercury’s bulk composition from solar abundances
Bastien Brugger, Olivier Mousis, Magali Deleuil, and Thomas Ronnet
BepiColombo: Outreach, Mission, and Instruments

17:15–17:30
EPSC2018-420
BepiColombo – The next step of Mercury Exploration with two orbiting spacecraft
Joe Zender, Johannes Benkhoff, and Go Murakami
17:30–17:45
EPSC2018-219
Preparing for the epic adventures of BepiColombo
Emily Baldwin, Claudia Mignone, and Markus Bauer
17:45–18:00
EPSC2018-1276
BepiVR: Virtual Reality for BepiColombo outreach
Romolo Politi
Break
Chairperson: Go Murakami
18:15–18:30
EPSC2018-1114
Exploraion of the innermost planet Mercury's environment by BepiColombo
Go Murakami, Hajime Hayakawa, and Masaki Fujimoto
18:30–18:45
EPSC2018-932
The scientific outcome from BepiColombo flybys at Venus
Valeria Mangano, Sara de la Fuente, Elsa Montagnon, Mauro Casale, Johannes Benkhoff, Joe Zender, Go Murakami, Stefano Orsini, Elisabetta De Angelis, and Rosanna Rispoli
18:45–19:00
EPSC2018-973
Simulation of MPO orbit reconstruction using Doppler observations and comparison with laser altimetry observations
Alireza Hosseiniarani, Stefano Bertone, Daniel Arnold, Adrian Jäggi, and Nicolas Thomas
19:00–19:15
EPSC2018-870
Investigating X-ray fluorescence from the surface of Mercury using MIXS
Rose Cooper, Manuel Grande, Emma Bunce, and Adrian Martindale
19:15–19:30 EPSC2018-1184
The ISA accelerometer, in view of BepiColombo launch (withdrawn)
Valerio Iafolla, Emiliano Fiorenza, Carlo Lefevre, David Massimo Lucchesi, Marco Lucente, Carmelo Magnafico, Roberto Peron, and Francesco Santoli
19:30–19:45
EPSC2018-386
Scientific Performance of the BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) at Mercury
Hauke Hussmann, Gregor Steinbrügge, Alexander Stark, Jürgen Oberst, Nicolas Thomas, and Luisa Lara
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