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Call for Applications for Membership of ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group

1.11.2013

Call for Applications for Membership of ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI) [on behalf of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)] invite the scientific community to apply for membership in the ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG).

The LSSWG will have the following scientific tasks:

  • Support ESA and Roscosmos to write the Call for landing site proposals, including the definition of the evaluation criteria.
  • Assess the candidate landing site proposals received in response to the Call.
  • Support ESA and Roscosmos in the organisation of open scientific workshops and in interactions with the interested scientific community.
  • Produce a prioritised list of candidate landing sites compatible with the applicable science, engineering, and planetary protection requirements.
  • Recommend the top four candidate landing sites for more detailed studies.
  • Produce a final recommendation to ESA and Roscosmos for the ExoMars 2018 landing site(s).

Deadline for submission: 25th NOV 2013

More information can be found here.

 

Author: Václav Nesládek   |   Section: News   |   Print   |   Send article to friend


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