The International Planetary Probe Workshop is an annual congregation of scientists, engineers, and technologists from around the world to working in disciplines supporting planetary probes for exploration. The first workshop was held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2003, and in the years since, IPPW has alternated between the US and Europe as a nearly annual event. This year’s event will be the 20th IPPW.
The overall goals of IPPW are as follows:
- Review the state-of-the-art in science, mission design, engineering implementation and technologies for the in situ robotic exploration of solar system bodies through the use of probes and landers. Share ideas, mission opportunities, and emerging technologies to enable future mission success.
- Serve as a forum for discussions on innovative methodologies and techniques for upcoming probe and surface science missions.
- Attract early career scientists and engineers to the fields of entry, descent, landing and flight in planetary atmospheres, as well as surface science and exploration on other worlds, enabling them to learn from experienced researchers and practitioners.
- Foster international collaboration among the communities of scientists, engineers, and mission designers with an interest in planetary probes and landers.
- Ashley Korzun, NASA Langley Research Center
- Robert Buchwald, ESA