The Fourth Moscow Solar System Symposium

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Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
October 14-18, 2013

Starting from 2010, the Space Research Institute holds annual international symposia on Solar system exploration. Main topics of these symposia include wide range of problems related to formation and evolution of Solar system, planetary systems of other stars; exploration of Solar system planets, their moons, small bodies; study of the Sun, interplanetary environment, exobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia.

The fourth Moscow international Solar System Symposium (4M-S3) will take place from October 14 till 18, 2013.

Subject matter of this symposium covers many problems of the Solar system science with a central topic “Moon and Mars exploration”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several projects, which are under development  in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource”  and  the “ExoMars”, the project is  developing in the Roscosmos-ESA cooperation.

The following sessions will be held during the symposium:

  • Session 1. Mars
  • Session 2. Moon
  • Session 3. Dust and dusty plasma in space
  • Session 4. Solar system study: some milestones
  • Session 5. Venus
  • Session 6. New projects and experiments

Scientists and specialists of planetary exploration are invited for participation in 4M-S3.

The program committee will invite speakers and consider submitted reports corresponding to the subjects of the symposium. These reports can be oral or presented at posters sessions according to decision of the program committee.
Space Research Institute holds this symposium with participation of the following organizations:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences (supported via Presidium Program 22: “Fundamental problems of research and exploration of the Solar system”)
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry
  • Earth Physics Institute
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • Radio Electronics Institute
  • Sternberg Astronomical institute, Moscow State University.

Solar System Research Journal (Editor-in-chief: Acad. Mikhail Ya. Marov) has intent to publish articles associated with topic of your presentation after 4M-S3. The Rules for Authors are available on site

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