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The 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-9) was held in Toulouse, France on 18-22 June 2012. The goal of the workshop was to bring together scientists, technologists, engineers, mission designers, and policy makers interested in the technological challenges and scientific opportunities in the exploration of solar system atmospheres and surfaces using atmospheric entry and descent probes, aerial vehicles, landers and penetrators.

IPPW-9 2012 Toulouse, France
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Short Course: Probe Science Instrumentation Technologies
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Session 1: Opening Outlook for Probe Missions

Conveners: Bernie Bienstock, Jean-Pierre Lebreton

Session 2: Giant Planets

Conveners: Tom Spilker, Athena Coustenis

Session 3: Titan

Conveners: Jeff Hall, Francesca Ferri

Session 4: Venus

Conveners: Colin Wilson, Anita Sengupta

Session 5: Mars

Conveners Karl Edquist, Jill Prince, Ozgur Karatekin

Session 6A: Cross-Cutting Technologies I

Conveners: Aaron Morris, Ali Guelhan

Session 6B: Earth Entry & Sample Return

Conveners: Michelle Munk, Todd White, Jean Muylaert

Session 7A: Airless & Primitive Bodies

Conveners: Louise Prockter, Jens Biele

Session 7B: Cross-Cutting Technologies II

Conveners: Dan Empey, Kelly Geelen, Jose Santos

Session 8: Closing

Conveners: David Mimoun, Periklis Papadopoulos

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