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Program of The 2nd Annual Symposium on Planetary Exploration

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21 May (Friday)
13:00-13:15 Takafumi Matsui (Director of Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology)
Opening Remarks
13:15-14:15 Tilman Spohn (Head of the Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center)
Structure and Evolution of Mars [abstract] [ppt]
14:15-15:15 Kevin Righter (Johnson Space Center, NASA)
Experimental petrology and geochemical constraints on martian differentiation and later magmatism [abstract] [ppt]
15:45-16:15 Kyeong J. Kim (Korea Institute of Geoscience And Mineral Resources)
Understanding Mars using the Mars Odyssey Gamma-Ray Spectrometer [abstract] [pdf]
16:15-17:15 Jitendra N. Goswami (Director of Physical Research Laboratory, India)
The new Moon: Results from Chandrayaan-1 [abstract] [ppt]
18:00- Social Meeting: Welcome to PERC/Chitech

22 May (Saturday)
9:30-10:30 Roger C. Wiens (ChemCam Principal Investigator for the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory rover, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
The Mars Science Laboratory Mission: Goals, Mission Overview, and Potential Landing Sites [abstract] [ppt]
10:30-11:30 Tatsuaki Okada (ISAS/JAXA, Japan) for Agustin Chicarro (Mars Express Project Scientist, ESA-ESTEC)
The European Robotic Exploration of the Planet Mars [ppt]
13:00-14:00 Sushil K. Atreya (Professor of Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan)
The Habitability of Mars: Current Understanding from Trace Constituents, and Prospects for Planned and Conceived Future Exploration [abstract] [pdf] [MSL movie]
14:00-15:00 Hiromu Nakagawa (Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan) for Vittorio Formisano (Head of Research, National Council for Research's Institute of Physics and Interplanetary Space, Italy)
PFS-MEX and the discovery of methane in martian atmosphere [ppt]
15:30-16:00 Takashi Kubota (ISAS/JAXA, Japan)
Japan's Mars Exploration Plan [abstract] [pdf]
16:00-16:30 Ayako Matsuoka (ISAS/JAXA, Japan)
Orbiters for the investigation of the atmospheric escape from Mars in the MELOS mission [abstract] [ppt]
16:30-17:00 Takeshi Imamura (ISAS/JAXA, Japan) , cancelled
Strategy of exploring the Martian meteorology and water cycle with an orbiter [abstract]
17:00-17:30 Hideaki Miyamoto (The University Museum, The University of Tokyo)
Landing part of the MELOS mission: Possible mission plans [abstract] [ppt]
17:30-18:00 Noriyuki Namiki (Deputy director of Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology)
Contributions of PERC to future Mars and lunar explorations [abstract] [ppt]
18:00 Takafumi Matsui
Closing Remarks

PERC/Chitech Staffs
Takafumi Matsui Director of PERC/Chitech
Noriyuki Namiki Deputy director of PERC/Chitech
Tomoko Arai Staff Scientist
Masanori Kobayashi Staff Scientist
Hiroki Senshu Staff Scientist
Koji Wada Staff Scientist
Kazuhisa Goto Staff Scientist
Sohsuke Ohno Staff Scientist
Ko Ishibashi Associate Staff Scientist
Shingo Kameda Associate Staff Scientist