The coming years are going to be revolutionary for space exploration with research efforts leaning towards more and more complex mission concepts and designs, with an envisioned goal of human exploration on both the Moon and Mars in a few decades. Mars and the Moon, as well as other small bodies in the inner Solar System are favourable targets to answer key questions about the water transport and delivery in the Solar System, the origin and evolution of life and also the detection of extraterrestrial life. We would like to create a world where Japanese technology can open up new interdisciplinary science for tomorrow and even for decades from now.
The purpose of this workshop is to present the latest research results from both science and engineering that match impactful interdisciplinary science and enabling technologies that will lead to future new mission proposals. One of the other purposes of this workshop is to build a cross-sectoral team across universities, international organizations, and JAXA that will lead to mission proposals to help create our own exploration roadmap for the next few years or even future decades. We would also like to establish a forum for discussions on how to successfully build such new teams to facilitate the missions and system designs for this purpose. As a final output of this workshop, we aim to establish working groups for upcoming S-class or/and M-class mission proposals. We look forward to the active participation of young researchers and postdoctoral fellows who will be responsible for the planetary exploration missions in a few decades' time.
One of the major changes from last year is that the conference will be held at the end of August, one month earlier than last year. In addition, the venue will be moved to X-NIHONBASHI TOWER in Tokyo, which is more accessible from distant locations. Although it will be a hybrid event, we hope that many people will be able to participate in lively face-to-face discussions.
To register for the workshop, please refer to the following URL. As the organizing members can prepare session programs smoothly, please submit your abstract by 31st July, if you wish to make the contributed short talk. It is not necessary to submit an abstract, but please fill in the title of your presentation, key words, and the session you would like to present. Please note that the time allocated for the contributed talk will be adjusted within a range of 3 to 10 minutes, depending on the time allocated in each session.
August 28 - 30, 2023
Hybrid (at X-NIHONBASHI TOWER and Zoom)
|Registration for workshop participation
|Registration for social banquet
- All participants need to fill out the following questionnaire.
- Planetary Science
- 3-10 min presentation in English
|Invited Speakers / Keynote Speakers
- Yuki Takao (Kyushu University)
|Session Organizing Committee (SOC)
Shunta Kimura, Yuki Kubo, Ryota Fukai, Kuniyoshi Tabata, Haruna Sugahara, Go Murakami, Naoya Ozaki, Masaki Nishino, Makiko Ohtake, Hiroshi Nagaoka, Yusuke Nakauchi, Takahiro Sasaki, Shotaro Sakai, Takao Maeda, Hideo Sagawa, Masataka Imai, Yosuke Kawabata, Ryuki Hyodo, Shuya Tan, Yuki Takao, Shino Suzuki, Shota Kikuchi, Naoya Sakatani, Mizuho Koike, Rina Noguchi, Tomo Usui
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
- Shunta Kimura (kimura.shunta [AT] jaxa.jp)