Meeting: Planning for Potential Mars Returned Sample Science

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014


Announcing a pre-LPSC planning meeting: Planning for Potential Mars Returned Sample Science: Considerations Related to Sample Quality

Sunday March 16, 2014, 8:30 am - 4 pm

Who should attend: Scientists with experience in any aspect of Mars-relevant sample studies

Desired outcome: Descriptions of the factors related to minimum acceptable quality for the samples that would potentially be the basis of Mars returned sample science, and formulations of potential baseline and threshold sample quality requirements for each factor.

Why: The science community needs to describe the desired and minimum acceptable state of the samples that would be needed to achieve the scientific objectives of MSR. This is a key input into:

a) requirements formulation for the M-2020 rover, and

b) forward planning for the other potential flight and ground elements that would be associated with MSR.

Where: The Woodlands Conference Center, Panther Creek Room

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Carla De La Paz at Sponsored by NASA Mars Exploration Program

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