The Seventh Moscow Solar System Symposium


Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
October 10-14, 2016

Starting from 2010, the Space Research Institute holds annual international symposia on Solar system exploration. Main topics of these symposia include wide range of problems related to formation and evolution of Solar system, planetary systems of other stars; exploration of Solar system planets, their moons, small bodies; interplanetary environment, astrobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies, science instruments and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia. Special session dedicated to the memory of Robert W. Farquhar, a pioneer of mission design is planned for discussion of problems connected with interplanetary flight dynamics including trajectory optimization and motion control.

The Seventh Moscow international Solar System Symposium (7M-S3) will be held from October 10 till 14, 2016.

Subject matter of this symposium will cover many problems of the Solar system science with the central topic “Moon and Mars exploration”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several projects which are under development in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource” and two joint Roscosmos-ESA missions to Mars: “ExoMars 2016”, which was launched on March 14, 2016,  and “ExoMars 2020”.

The following sessions will be held during the symposium:

  • Session Mars
  • Session Moon
  • Session Venus
  • Session Small Bodies
  • Session Dust and dusty plasma in space
  • Session Astrobiology, laboratory simulations and analog environments 
  • Session Future missions and new techniques
  • Session dedicated to the memory of Robert W. Farquhar
  • Session Interstellar flights: New initiative

Space Research Institute holds this symposium with participation of the following organizations:

  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry
  • Earth Physics Institute
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • Radio Electronics Institute
  • Sternberg Astronomical institute, Moscow State University.

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