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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    A3. SPACE EXPLORATION SYMPOSIUM

    This symposium covers the current and future robotic missions and material plans for initiatives in the exploration of the Solar System.

    Coordinator

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    A3.1. Space Exploration Overview

    This Session covers Space Exploration strategies and architectures, as well as technology roadmaps. Papers of both national and international perspectives are invited, as are papers dealing with the emerging area of commercial space exploration activities.

    Co-Chair

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Kathy Laurini
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Keyur Patel
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    A3.2A. Moon Exploration – Part 1

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Nadeem Ghafoor
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    A3.2B. Moon Exploration – Part 2

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Nadeem Ghafoor
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    A3.2C. Moon Exploration – Part 3

    This session will address current and future lunar missions. The session will address orbital missions, robotic surface missions, as well as life sciences on the Moon, resource utilisation and preparatory activities for future solar system exploration.

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    David Korsmeyer
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    Rapporteur

    Nadeem Ghafoor
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada

    Sylvie Espinasse
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    A3.3A. Mars Exploration – missions current and future

    The planet Mars is being explored now and in the coming years with multiple robotic missions from a variety of nations. This session will cover current results from ongoing Mars missions and the designs for proposed Mars missions.

    Co-Chair

    Pierre W. Bousquet
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Vincenzo Giorgio
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Cheryl Reed
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    A3.3B. Mars Exploration – Science, Instruments and Technologies

    The planet Mars is being explored now and in the coming years with multiple robotic missions from a variety of nations. This session will cover science, instruments and technologies for Mars missions including expected experiments. Papers on any aspects of the search for evidence or extinct Martian life, and forward and backward contamination are particularly welcome.

    Co-Chair

    Pierre W. Bousquet
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Vincenzo Giorgio
    Thales Alenia Space ItaliaItaly

    Rapporteur

    Amalia Ercoli Finzi
    Politecnico di MilanoItaly

    Cheryl Reed
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryUnited States

    A3.4A. Small Bodies Missions and Technologies (Part 1)

    This session will present the missions and technological aspects related to the exploration of small bodies including a search for pre-biotic signatures.

    Co-Chair

    Stephan Ulamec
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Susan McKenna-Lawlor
    Space Technology (Ireland) Ltd.Ireland

    Rapporteur

    Marc D. Rayman
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of TechnologyUnited States

    Norbert Frischauf
    Austria

    A3.4B. Small Bodies Missions and Technologies (Part 2)

    This session will present the missions and technological aspects related to the exploration of small bodies including a search for pre-biotic signatures.

    A3.5. Solar System Exploration

    This session covers robotic missions for Solar System exploration (inner and outer planets and their satellites, and space plasma physics) except the Earth, Moon, Mars, and small bodies covered in other sessions of this symposium. Papers covering both new mission concepts as well as the associated specific technologies are invited.

    Co-Chair

    Junichiro Kawaguchi
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Mariella Graziano
    GMV Aerospace & Defence SAUSpain

    Rapporteur

    Alain Ouellet
    Canadian Space AgencyCanada

    Charles E. Cockrell Jr.
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A3.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Space Exploration addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the A Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Foing
    ESA/ESTEC, ILEWG & VU AmsterdamThe Netherlands

    Christian Sallaberger
    Canadensys Aerospace CorporationCanada