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Solar system exploration with the European Space Agency missions

Hybrid Seminar (ESRF auditorium + Zoom)
Start Date
02-02-2024 10:30
End Date
02-02-2024 12:00
Auditorium, Central Building
Speaker's name
Olivier Witasse
Speaker's institute
European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Contact name
Anne-Françoise Maydew
Host name
Angelika Rosa
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Friday, February 2nd at 10:30
in the ESRF Auditorium

"Solar system exploration with the European Space Agency missions"

Speaker: Olivier Witasse, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands


In this talk, the European Space Agency scientific programme will be presented, with a focus on the solar system missions and on the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer satellite launched in April. A review of the outstanding questions regarding the solar system will be given. These questions relate to the understanding of the formation and evolution of the solar system, the characterization of possible planetary habitats, the understanding of the Sun’s magnetic activity, the origin and sources of the solar wind, and the propagation and transport of energetic particles throughout the heliosphere. In addition, contributions to planetary sciences of experiments conducted at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility will be discussed, to explore further collaborations in this area.

To join the webinar by Zoom, please click on this link
Webinar ID: 943 7014 8567
Passcode: 026998


Visitors from off-site please contact Anne-Françoise Maydew tel +33 (0)476882059 to arrange for a gate pass.
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