September 22, 2016
Hotel reservations deadline
     Attendees are advised to book as early      as possible to secure the best rates

September 29, 2016
Early registration deadline

October 24-27, 2016
3rd International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions


Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

Workshop Follow-Up

Workshop Summary

Click here for a summary of key points and take-home messages from the workshop.

Keynote Presentations on Perspectives on the Future of Planetary Exploration

The purpose of these presentations were to outline a vision of the future of scientific exploration of the solar system over approximately the next 1–2 decades, including science goals and objectives that may require new planetary instruments and measurement techniques.

Neal C. *
The LEAG Perspective

Johnson J. *
The MEPAG Perspective

Swindle T. *
The SBAG Perspective

Cutts J. A. *   Grimm R.   Steffes P. I.   Izenberg N.
The VEXAG Perspective

Simon A. *
The OPAG Perspective

Open Source Instrument Database

As a part of the conference, an open source instrument database has been developed as a community resource. This searchable and editable database contains brief descriptions of instruments, the measurements they make, and estimates for their masses, volumes, and power needs (where known). Each database entry also points to a contact person and a literature source. This database is intended to help instrument builders advertise their instruments to mission planners and to help mission planners become aware of what cutting edge planetary instruments are capable of.

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