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ESA's plans for future exploration

To the Moon, Mars and beyond - ESAs plans for the future and how Norwegian industry and institutes can play a role. Science session.


Norsk Romsenter
23. Januar 2019
14:00 - 16:00
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Dear Norwegian research community,

The European Space Agency (ESA) has big plans for the robotic and human exploration of the Moon and Mars in the next decade. ESA will be visiting Norway to tell us more about the research opportunities this brings within their exploration programme E3P, and how Norwegian scientists can take part in this big international cooperation that will bring humans to the Moon and Mars.ESA will present  research opportunities stemming from the E3P programme, which includes  

  • (biological) effects of space radiation    ​​​​​​​
  • human and biological aspects of space exploration  
  • microgravity or reduced microgravity    
  • material sciences
  • technology demonstrators
  • lunar surface research (planetary material, astronomical observations, fundamental physics, heliophysics, …) internal and external research opportunities on the international space station (ongoing Norwegian examples: internal: ANITA, WAPS. External: AIS, ASIM), and in moon orbit
  • Moon and mars planetology    

and more

So far, Norway has been participating at a rather low level in this programme.

The Norwegian Space Centre is proposing that Norway increase our participation in robotic and human exploration from 2020. It is important for us to understand the potential benefits for Norwegian scientists within the E3P programme, as well as how ongoing research in Norway could benefit ESA. We therefore invite you - the research community - to join us in this workshop, and to share with us your views and inputs on the Norwegian potential in a round table discussion.

Preliminary Programme 1300 - 1400 (in conjunction with ESA/E3P industry info meeting):

FFI presents their RIMFAX instrument, a fully Norwegian developed experiment for the NASA Mars2020 missionCIRIS presents their exciting research and industrial activities related to human exploration

Preliminary Programme 1400-16:  Science Workshop:

ESA presentation of research opportunities E3P ProgrammePresentation from Norwegian Space Centre, adressing the Norwegian vision as well as potential funding mechanismsRound table discussion

Sign up by email within january 15th to: spacecentre@spacecentre.no  - and mark it with «E3P research"

When: January 23rd 1300-1600

Where: Norwegian Space Centre, Drammensveien 165, Oslo

Also please visit this site for information on ESA research opportunities:https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Research/Research_Announcements

We will also host an ESA industry information meeting related to the exploration of the ISS, the Moon and Mars this same day, from 0945-1400.

For questions, contact:

Marianne Vinje TantilloHead, Space Station and ExplorationNorwegian Space Centre

tel: +47 22511829

mob: +47 98882638

email: marianne@spacecentre.no