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October 14-20, 2013 / Vol 32, No 41 / Hawai`i Island, USA

11 Oct 2013, 20:41 UTC
October 14-20, 2013 / Vol 32, No 41 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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2013 Moscow Solar System Symposium Focuses on Exploration, International Partnerships

The Space Research Institute (IKI) holds its 4th Moscow International Solar System Symposium October 14-18 with support from Russia Academy of Sciences, Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Vernadsky Institute. Roscosmos has outlined achievable goals for Russia to reassert its leadership in Solar System exploration with missions to the Moon (Luna-Glob Lander & Orbiter, Luna-Resurs 1/2/3), Mars (ExoMars) and Jupiter (Ganymede Lander). IKI Director Lev Zelenyi and former General Director of Roscosmos Vladimir Popovkin will open the Symposium with ‘Russian Solar System Exploration Program,’ followed by Alvaro Giménez ‘ESA’s Space Science Programme – Achievements and Future Opportunities’ and James Green ‘NASA’s Planetary Science Missions.’ Ludmila Zasova from IKI and Sanjay Limaye, NASA Venus Exploration Analysis Group co-chair, will speak on ‘International Venus Exploration.’ The Moon Session will cover data from SELENE-2, Chang’e-1 and LRO, Europe & Russia exploration synergies, and plans for human flights to the Moon. Jinsong Ping of National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences will present ‘Chang’e-3/4 Lunar Landing Missions and Lunar Radio Science Experiments’ during the Future Projects Session on Oct 18. The ultimate objectives of Russia’s Moon program, human exploration and outposts, will serve to ...

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