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International scientific collaboration for a network mission to Mars

Banert, B. and Dehand, V. and Lognonne, P. and Spohn, T. (2004) International scientific collaboration for a network mission to Mars. 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France, 18-25 July 2004.

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For the past 15 years here has been a strong consensus within the international scientific community in favor of sending a network of geophysical observatories to Mars. These landers would probe the interior of the planet through seismic monitoring, magnetic sounding, and measurements of its rotational dynamics. They would study the global circulation and regional dynamics of the atmosphere and through imaging would reveal the geology of a host of new places on the surface. The enthusiasm for this endeavor has been manifested in a number of mission studies, includiung MESUR Network, MarsNet and InterMarsNet. At the beginning of the 21st century the goal was close to being realized with the NetLander mission, which was sponsored by a broad consortium of nations in Europa and America. Unfortunately, budget difficulties and programmatic conflicts at CNES and NASA resulted in recent cancellation. However the scientific priorities for understanding the origin, evolution, environment and habitat of Mars remain, and a geophysical network is clearly required to make the measurements necessary to address these questions. A large group of scientists remain committed to goal of deploying an international Geoscience Observatory on Mars, whose data would be available to the world science community, and we welcome the participation of all who share this aim. To this end, we are exploring all international options, including ESA's Aurora program, the Scout programm of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, and NASA's new exploration initiatives.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/10979/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:International scientific collaboration for a network mission to Mars
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dehand, V.Observatoire Royal de Belgique, BelgienUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lognonne, P.Institute du Globe de Paris, Paris, FRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Event Title:35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France, 18-25 July 2004
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 16:36

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