July 18-19, 2016 at NASA Ames Research Center
NEW DEADLINE: 11:59 PDT, April 30, 2016
The Third International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos, subtitled The Science, Robotic Reconnaissance, and Human Exploration of the Two Moons of Mars, will be an open international forum gathering scientists, engineers, space exploration professionals
and students interested in discussing the status and advancement of the exploration of Mars’ natural satellites, the investigation of other small bodies in relation to Phobos and Deimos, the exploration of Mars itself via its moons, and the importance of exploring these moons
for Solar System science.
The conference is being convened at a time of growing interest in the exploration of Phobos and Deimos, with several international robotic spacecraft missions and concept studies underway, in particular in Europe, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Important new scientific
data relating to Phobos have also been obtained recently by NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission and ESA’s Mars Express (MEX) mission. The human exploration of Phobos and Deimos is also under serious consideration in the international context of the Global Exploration Roadmap.