Early 2020s – Launch of Worldwide Missions to Mars
Day: Wednesday 14 October
Time: 14:50 – 15:30 CEST
The first decade of the 2020s will be an exciting time in the exploration of our solar system. Four international spacecraft will be launched, all with Mars as their destination. This plenary is comprised of scientists who will discuss these missions. Proposed panelists are from NASA, ESA, UAE, and China. Discussions will focus around the scientific objectives of the spacecraft and current mission statuses. The plenary will also examine how these robotic missions can help prepare for both Mars sample return and human exploration of Mars.
Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Director of Deep Space Exploration Department of Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center (LESPC), China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Director of Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)