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The 6th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-6) was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 21-27 June 2008. The workshops explored the technological challenges and scientific opportunities associated with entry, descent, landing and flight in planetary atmospheres.

IPPW 6 2008 Atlanta, GA
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Event Program (PDF, 583 KB)
Event Poster (PDF, 15.34 MB)
Poster Session
Short Course: Extreme Environment Technologies


Session 1: Current Outlook

Conveners: Jean-Pierre Lebreton, Ethiraj Venkatapathy

Session 2: Strategic Perspectives

Conveners: Carol Carroll, Bernard Foing

Session 3: Probe Missions to the Giant Planets, Titan and Venus

Conveners: Tibor Balint, Bobby Kazeminejad

Session 4: Historical Perspectives

Conveners: Andrew Ball, Bernie Bienstock

Session 5: Ongoing and Proposed EDL Technology Development

Conveners Jan Thornton, Denis Lebleu

Session 6: Extreme Environments

Conveners: Jean-Marie Muylaert, Steve Ruffin & Bernard Marty

Combined Session: Mars

Conveners: Peter Smith, Michael Meyer and J. L. Vago

Session 7: Planetary Entry Science Payloads

Conveners: Doug McCuistion, Roland Trautner

Session 8: Current Planetary Probe Science and Technology

Conveners: Lutz Richter, Wayne Lee

Session 9: Sample Return Challenges

Conveners: Jim Arnold, Jean Marc Bouilly

Session 10: Cross Cutting Technologies

Conveners: : Joern Helbert, Chester Ong & Walt Engelund

Session 11: Closing

Conveners: Jim Cutts, Bernie Bienstock

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