The Fifth Moscow Solar System Symposium


Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
October 13-18, 2014

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; study of the Sun, interplanetary environment, exobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia.

The fifth Moscow international Solar System Symposium (5M-S3) was held from October 13  till 18, 2014.

Subject matter of this symposium covered many problems of the Solar system science with a central topic “Moon and Mars exploration”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several projects, which are under development  in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource”  and  the “ExoMars”, the project is  developing in the Roscosmos-ESA cooperation.

The following sessions were held during the symposium:

  • Session 1. Moon
  • Session 2. Mercury
  • Session 3. Venus
  • Session 4. Rosetta Mission
  • Session 5. Mars
  • Session 6. Jupiter and its moons
  • Session 7. Dust and dusty plasma in space
  • Session 8. New projects and experiments

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

  • Russian Academy of Sciences (supported via Presidium Program 22: “Fundamental problems of research and exploration of the Solar system”)
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry
  • Earth Physics Institute
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • Radio Electronics Institute
  • Sternberg Astronomical institute, Moscow State University.

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