The Eighth Moscow Solar System Symposium


Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
October 9-13, 2017

Starting from 2010, the Space Research Institute holds annual international symposia on Solar system exploration. Main topics of these symposia include wide range of problems related to formation and evolution of Solar system, planetary systems of other stars; exploration of Solar system planets, their moons, small bodies; interplanetary environment, astrobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies, science instruments and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia.

The Eight Moscow international Solar System Symposium (8M-S3) will be held from October 9 till 13, 2017. 
This year is marked by the 60th anniversary of the First satellite launch and the starting of Space era.

Subject matter of this symposium will cover many problems of the Solar system science with the central topic “Moon, Mars and Venus research”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several missions: "Mars Express", "Venus Express", the missions under development in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource”, “ExoMars 2016”( Roscosmos-ESA), which was launched on March 14, 2016,  and “ExoMars 2020”( Roscosmos-ESA).

The following sessions will be held during the symposium:

  • Session: Planetary atmospheres. The session dedicated to the memory of Tobias Owen
  • Session: Lunar and planetary geology
  • Session: Small Bodies
  • Session: Dust and dusty plasma in space
  • Session: Giant planets 
  • Session: Astrobiology, methods and instruments for search of extraterrestrial life
  • Session: Exoplanets
  • Session: Solar wind interactions with planets and small bodies
  • Session: Instruments, Missions, Exploration

Space Research Institute holds this symposium with participation of the following organizations:

  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia
  • Brown University, USA
  • Earth Physics Institute, Russia
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russia
  • Radio Electronics Institute, Russia
  • Sternberg Astronomical institute, Moscow State University, Russia

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