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LPI Teams Up with Europlanet

October 11, 2007

Europlanet logoThe Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) recently joined the European Planetology Network (Europlanet) to become their newest Associate Member. LPI is one of only 11 Associate Members from the U.S. and is proud to assist in providing a strong planetary exploration program in Europe.

The European Union-funded project, Europlanet, was established in January 2005 to achieve long-term integration of planetary sciences in Europe. The aim of Europlanet is to promote collaboration and communication between partner institutions and to support missions to explore our solar system, providing an added value to the planetology community.

Europlanet encourages exchanges between their international and European members and provides support to planetary exploration missions. They are also engaged in European outreach activities to increase the public’s awareness of local planetary exploration programs.

There are approximately 60 European laboratories, institutions, and space agencies functioning as a part of Europlanet. These represent 17 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

For more information about the Europlanet program, visit

Europlanet:  European Planetology Network



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