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Planetary Exploration Horizon 2061 Report, Chapter 4: From Planetary Exploration Goals To Technology Requirements

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 2, 2022
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Planetary Exploration Horizon 2061 Report, Chapter 4: From Planetary Exploration Goals To Technology Requirements
This “science objectives vs. mission destinations” matrix displays for each of the six key science questions and for each of the main destinations in the Solar System the main scientific objectives to be assigned to future space and Earth-based observations to address the six key science questions guiding the Horizon 2061 foresight exercise. — astro-ph.IM

This chapter reviews for each province and destination of the Solar System the representative space missions that will have to be designed and implemented by 2061 to address the six key science questions about the diversity, origins, workings and habitability of planetary systems (described in chapter 1) and to perform the critical observations that have been described in chapters 3 and partly 2.

It derives from this set of future representative missions, some of which will have to be flown during the 2041-2061 period, the critical technologies and supporting infrastructures that will be needed to fly these challenging missions, thus laying the foundation for the description of technologies and infrastructures for the future of planetary exploration that is given in chapters 5 and 6, respectively.

Jérémie Lasue, Pierre Bousquet, Michel Blanc, Nicolas André, Pierre Beck, Gilles Berger, Scott Bolton, Emma Bunce, Baptiste Chide, Bernard Foing, Heidi Hammel, Emmanuel Lellouch, Lea Griton, Ralph Mcnutt, Sylvestre Maurice, Olivier Mousis, Merav Opher, Christophe Sotin, Dave Senske, Linda Spilker, Pierre Vernazza, Qiugang Zong

Comments: 83 pages, 23 figures, 7 tables, Horizon 2061 is a science-driven, foresight exercise, for future scientific investigations
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:2211.15665 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2211.15665v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
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