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  Information - SPM39 ESSC Ad Hoc Group on Exploration

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ESA is currently developing a stakeholder-driven European space exploration strategy, based in part on the work done since 2002 in the context of the “Aurora” programme. The Agency thus asked the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) to conduct the science part of a consultation in support of the definition of a science-driven European scenario for space exploration. The strategy should be centered on the developments (scientific, technological or otherwise) that enable human spaceflight to Mars in the long-term, with a first stage of robotic missions to Moon and Mars.

This part of the consultation was prepared in the past months by meetings of an ESF-appointed Ad Hoc Group, which discussed the science aspects of ESA’s exploration programme, and started to structure a long-term approach to it. To refine the work of this ad hoc group through a broader consultation in the science community the ESSC-ESF is organising a science workshop jointly with ESA in May 2007.

This EGU Splinter Meeting will offer an occasion for the ad hoc group to meet prior to the May workshop; it will be opened to those interested in the limit of available sitting space.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers

European Science Foundation, European Space Agency

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