Information for Delegates
The following materials may be of interest before you arrive at IPPW-7:
- Short Course Program
- IPPW Program
- Arrival Guide
- Social Program (updated!) including options for Wednesday afternoon
Welcome TO IPPW-7
Explore technological challenges and scientific opportunities associated with entry, descent, landing and flight in planetary atmospheres with fellow scientists, technologists, engineers, mission designers, policy-makers and students interested in the exploration of solar system bodies with substantial atmospheres.
Building on previous successes, the workshop will promote international cooperation in probe missions to solar system moons and planets with atmospheres and provide students—the next generation of planetary scientists—and spacecraft engineers, an opportunity to participate.
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The location for IPPW-7 is the Hotel Alimara in Barcelona. The advanced conference facilities and adjoining hotel create a highly integrated workshop environment, within easy reach of the Barcelona city centre by metro. See the Local Information page for more details.
The preceding Short Course held during the weekend prior to IPPW-7 will be hosted at the award-winning CosmoCaixa science museum.
The space community is focused on expanding our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and their moons, comets, and asteroids with numerous projects targeting major destinations in our solar system, including NASA’s studies defining its next major missions and ESA’s focus on its Cosmic Vision and Aurora programs.
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.
Integrated sessions have been developed in which the engineering and science aspects of these challenging missions are addressed.
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 12-13.
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.
IPPW-6 Participants at Georgia Tech Learning Center