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Planetary protection: Updates and challenges for a sustainable space exploration

Coustenis, Athena and Hedman, Niklas and Doran, Peter T. and Al Shehhi, Omar and Ammannito, Eleonora and Fujimoto, Masaki and Grasset, Olivier and Groen, Frank and Hayes, Alex and Ilyin, Vyacheslav and Kumar, K Praveen and Morisset, Caroline-Emmanuelle and Mustin, Christian and Olsson-Francis, Karen and Peng, Jing and Prieto Ballesteros, Olga and Raulin, Francois and Rettberg, Petra and Sinibaldi, Silvio and Suzuki, Yohey and Xu, Kanyan and Zaitsev, Maxim (2023) Planetary protection: Updates and challenges for a sustainable space exploration. Acta Astronautica, Corrected proof, online ahead of print. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2023.02.035. ISSN 0094-5765.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2023.02.035


Planetary protection enables scientific return from solar system bodies investigations and at the same time protects life on Earth. As we continue to explore our solar system by landing machines and humans on other planets, we need to ascertain that we do not bring potentially dangerous material home to Earth or carry anything from Earth that may contaminate another planetary body and prevent scientific investigations. A Planetary Protection Policy has been developed by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), which provides a forum for international consultation in the area of space research. The COSPAR Planetary Protection Policy, and its associated requirements, is not legally binding under international law but is an agreed standard with implementation guidelines for compliance with Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty. States Parties to the Outer Space Treaty are responsible for national space activities under Article VI, including the activities of governmental and non-governmental entities. The current members of the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection are representatives from national space agencies and thematic experts from the science community of different countries (https://cosparhq.cnes.fr/scientific-structure/ppp). Other stakeholders, including the private sector, are invited to attend and present at the PPP meetings. The COSPAR PPP maintains and updates the COSPAR Planetary Protection Policy regularly, always reviewing all available scientific knowledge leading to updates to the policy, in particular as concerns the outer solar system and lunar exploration. Such updates are performed in a careful and balanced way to ensure that the right measures are envisaged to fulfil the rationales for planetary protection.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Planetary protection: Updates and challenges for a sustainable space exploration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Coustenis, AthenaLESIA, Paris Observatory, PSL University, CNRS, Paris University, 92195, Meudon Cedex, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hedman, NiklasCommittee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna, AustriaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Doran, Peter T.Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Al Shehhi, OmarUAE Space Agency, United Arab EmiratesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ammannito, EleonoraItalian Space Agency (ASI), Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fujimoto, MasakiJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronaut. Science (ISAS), Kanagawa, JapanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grasset, OlivierNantes Université, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Groen, FrankNASA, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, 20546, USA iUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hayes, AlexCornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-6801, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ilyin, VyacheslavRussian Federation State Research Center Institute for Biomedical Programs, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kumar, K PraveenIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), IndiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Morisset, Caroline-EmmanuelleCanadian Space Agency, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mustin, ChristianCentre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Olsson-Francis, KarenAstrobiologyOU, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United KingdomUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Peng, JingChina National Space Administration, Beijing, ChinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Prieto Ballesteros, OlgaDepartment of Planetology and Habitability, Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Torrejon de Ardoz, 28850, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Raulin, FrancoisUniv Paris Est Créteil and Université Paris Cité CNRS, LISA, F-94010, Créteil, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rettberg, PetraUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4439-2395UNSPECIFIED
Sinibaldi, SilvioEuropean Space Agency, Noordwijk, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Suzuki, YoheyDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, JapanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Xu, KanyanLaboratory of Space Microbiology, Shenzhou Space Biotechnology Group, Chinese Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, ChinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zaitsev, MaximPlanetary Physics Dept., Space Research Inst. of Russian Acad. of Sciences, Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2 March 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Acta Astronautica
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:Corrected proof, online ahead of print
Keywords:Planetary protection, COSPAR Panel on planetary protection, Planetary protection policy, Bioburden (reduction), Space mission categories Contamination control
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project ISS LIFE 2.0
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:05 Apr 2023 09:24
Last Modified:06 Jun 2023 10:33

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