EChO Open Science Workshop
EChO2013, an open conference about the EChO (Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory) M3 candidate mission, is held at ESA-ESTEC on 1-3 July 2013.
This international conference will provide an update on the status of EChO. The conference will be open to all the scientific, technical and industrial community, to encourage feedback in advance of the ESA Cosmic Vision review process.
EChO is a mission dedicated to the observation of the atmospheres of planets around nearby stars. Those planets will span a range of masses - from gas giants to super-Earths -, stellar companions and temperatures - from hot to habitable.
EChO will investigate their composition, and chemical/physical properties through repeated, simultaneous, multi-wavelength spectroscopic observations.
The two and half day meeting will start with the presentations of ESA EChO Study Team and Science Team, followed by presentations from the EChO consortia and contributed talks from the Community.