Second Announcement of the Technologies and Infrastructures Workshop for Planetary Exploration, Horizon 2061

Dear Colleagues:

This is the second announcement of the Technologies and Infrastructures Workshop for Planetary Exploration, Horizon 2061, which will take place on April 23-25, 2018, in the SwissTech Convention center on the campus of EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

To ensure a great meeting the deadline of paper submission (Talks/Posters) has been extended to March 6, 2018 at:

Alternatively, as some people had apparently some difficulties, you can submit your abstract (Including title and list of co-authors) to

[email protected]

You can register to this event by connecting directly to:

All information can be found at:

In particular, a consolidated list of the keynotes is:

  • Dave Beaty (JPL, USA): Sample return and curation
  • Michel Blanc (IRAP+ISSI): Planetary vision, a European view
  • Fabienne Casoli (CNES, France): The CNES Vision
  • Steve Chien (JPL, USA): Autonomy and on board processing
  • Rachel Cross (Aberystwyth, UK): Hyperspectral cameras for planetary exploration
  • David Ehrenreich (U. Geneva, CH): Current and future of exoplanets
  • Sabrina Feldman (JPL, USA): New Sensors and science instruments
  • Antonella Ferri (Thales Alenia Space): Current and future sample return missions
  • Enrico Flamini (ASI, Italy): ASI Vision of Planetary Exploration and technological challenges
  • Tony Freeman (JPL, USA): Disruptive technologies
  • Masaki Fujimoto (ISAS/JAXA, Japan): Japanese Vision of Planetary Exploration and technological challenges
  • Manuel Grande (Aberystwyth, UK): Technology foresight for Planetary Exploration
  • Linli Guo (CAST, China): The Key Technologies for Lunar Base
  • Brook Lakew (Goddard, USA) Planetary Science’s Vision 2050: Technology Challenges
  • Joseph Lazio (JPL, USA): Communication and radio science
  • Stephen Mackwell (USRA): Lessons learned from Planetary Science Vision 2050: Science Questions and Implementation Strategy
  • Heike Rauer (DLR, Germany): Space technology developments for planetary exploration

Looking forward to prepare the future of Planetary Exploration with your participation.

… and do not hesitate to forward this announcement to people who may be interested.

Michel Blanc, Manuel Grande, Jean-Paul Kneib & Anton Ivanov (on behalf of the SOC and LOC)