Planetary Science at EPSC-DPS 2019

30 September 2019

Again this year, researchers from ISTA participated in the European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC) in Geneva, Switzerland. In this occasion, the conference was collocated with the meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society. With more than 1000 participants, the event's program included many interesting aspects of current and future missions in our solar system, with an emphasis on small platforms and interplanetary cubesats.

Here a short list of our first-author contributions:

  • Simulation of global GM estimate of Asteroid 469219 (2016 HO3) for China's future asteroid mission. Poster presentation by Weitong Jin et al.
  • Calibration cross validation of bistatic radar observations with Mars Express. Poster presentation by Dr. Thomas Andert et al.
  • Small-body gravity science using compact imaging-lidar devices. Poster presentation by Graciela G. Peytaví et al.

We were very happy to contribute to the work presented by our radio-science team colleagues which included updates on the gravity field of Phobos and the atmospheres of Mars and Venus using data from the Mars Express and Akatsuki missions.