Session Sub-categoryUnion
Session IDU-14
TitleOpen Colloquium-NASA/JAXA: Planetary science on Mars driving current and future missions
Short TitleMars science in NASA and JAXA
Main Convener NameShunichi Kamata
AffiliationFaculty of Science, Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 1NameGo Murakami
AffiliationInstitute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-Convener 2NameMitchell D Schulte
AffiliationNASA Headquarters
Co-Convener 3NameMichael S Kelley
AffiliationNASA Headquarters
Session LanguageE
ScopeToday a number of missions to Mars are ongoing or planned by NASA, JAXA, and their partners (Curiosity Rover, InSight, MMX, Mars2020, ExoMars, MRO, Odyssey, Mars Sample Return, etc.). Such missions and other activities are providing us with various kinds of and large amounts of high-quality data, revealing the present and past Mars. In this session, the new views of Mars based on recent missions as well as the scientific backgrounds that connects these missions are presented. Open discussion with speakers, participants, and science leads from NASA/JAXA will be included.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation