The Second Moscow Solar System Symposium

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Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
10-14 October 2011

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; study of the Sun, interplanetary environment,  exobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia.

The second Moscow international Solar System Symposium (2M-S3) will take place from October 10 till 14,  2011.  Subject matter of this symposium – “Moons of planets”. This topic is close to scientific problems of several projects what are under development in Russia: “Phobos-Soil”, “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource”, “Europa-Lander”.

The following sessions will be held during the symposium:

  • Martian moons: unsolved questions.
  • Luna: scientific frontiers.
  • Galileo satellites: new challenges.
  • Titan investigations
  • Planetary science: Recent results of current planetary missions (not to moons only).
  • Future planetary missions.

Scientists and specialists of planetary exploration are invited for participation in 2M-S3.

The program committee will consider submitted reports corresponding to the subject of the symposium. These reports can be oral or presented at posters sessions according to decision of the program committee.

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

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