International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions (IPM-2014), Greenbelt, Maryland (near Washington DC) - November 4-7, 2014


The objective is to have a broad canvas of instrumentation and technology available to 'Decadal Survey' missions and those further out. It is also meant to be a forum of collaboration, exchange and discussions where science questions, and the technology needed to address them, are discussed.

Topics for the Workshop:

  • Science questions to be addressed in the next decade and beyond (short keynote presentations)
  • Reviews of instruments on past missions - lessons learned and vision for what is needed on next generation of instruments (invited papers).
  • Contributed talks on exiting and upcoming missions (MESSENGER, OSIRIS-Rex, Rosetta, Hayabusa 2, Mangalyaan/Indian Mars Orbiter mission, JUICE, Europa Clipper, ExoMars, MAVEN, LADEE.)
  • Instrumentation for descent probes (Saturn, Uranus, Venus, ...)
  • Instrumentation for in-situ analysis missions (Venus in-situ Explorer, Titan Lake Lander, ...)
  • Instrumentation for next generation orbiters (Io, Mars 2020, TGO/ExoMars, ESA/JUICE, Europa Clipper mission, Enceladus, Trojan Tour and Rendezvous,...)
  • Technology for in-situ analysis and sample return (Lunar, Mars, Comet surface (i. e Rosetta), NEOs (i.e OSIRIS-Rex)
  • Instruments on future Mars landers (ExoMars, Mars 2020 & beyond)
  • Imaging, cooling, readout and on-board processing technology for future planetary missions
  • CubeSats concepts for planetary missions
  • Interplanetary laser ranging and communications (LADEE)
  • Electronics for extreme environments (temperature and radiation)
  • Human space flight missions to planetary targets (beyond low Earth orbit) with science outcomes (NEO, Mars)