International Workshop - Planetary Probe Atmospheric Entry and Descent Trajectory, Analysis and Science
Start date: 07 Oct 2003
Address: Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together the community of planetary scientists, spacecraft engineers, and mission designers and planners whose expertise, experience, and interests are in the area of entry probe trajectory and attitude determination, and the aerodynamics and measurement of the aerodynamical (aerothermodynamical) properties of planetary entry vehicles. The workshop will comprise presentations, posters, and discussions on the use of entry probe accelerometry and other techniques to reconstruct the entry and descent trajectory of entry probes. Issues to be addressed include methods, technologies, and algorithms currently employed, techniques and results from the rich history of entry probe science such as PAET, Venera/Vega, Pioneer Venus, Viking, Galileo, and Mars Pathfinder, upcoming missions such as Huygens, Netlander, and Beagle 2, and new and novel instrumentation and methodologies.