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Workshop: Research opportunities on the Deep Space Gateway

In August 2017, the European Space Agency issued a Call for Ideas for Research Opportunities on the Deep Space Gateway. Submissions received in response to this Call will be presented and discussed at a workshop to be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), ESA's technical heart in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 5 and 6 December 2017.

How to Register

Registration for the workshop opened on 1 September at this website. Registration has now closed. To be placed on a waiting list please contact DSGateway@esa.int.

Workshop Programme (draft)

A draft programme for the workshop is available for download here (pdf file; 239 KB).

Responses to the Call for Ideas

A document containing the ideas received in response to the Call for Ideas and accepted following review by a Science Advisory Team representing the various science working groups that support ESA's activities can be downloaded here (pdf, 19.3 MB). Ideas are broadly categorised for the purposes of this document as: life sciences, physical sciences and astronomy, Solar System and Earth sciences, and technology.

About the workshop

In August 2017, the European Space Agency issued a Call for Ideas for Research Opportunities on the Deep Space Gateway. Submissions received in response to this Call will be presented and discussed at a workshop to be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), ESA’s technical heart in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 5 and 6 December 2017. 

The workshop will review submissions in the areas of life sciences, physical sciences, astronomy, Earth and Solar System sciences. It will also take on board education and public engagement initiatives.

This consultation will help ESA establish the major areas of research that could be enabled by the Deep Space Gateway. The end product will be a compendium of ideas, findings, and recommendations describing what will be required to enable the proposed science.

ESA will use this information to:

  • Discuss the utilisation opportunities with international partners and stakeholders.
  • Establish technical requirements for design and development.
  • Guide future announcements of opportunity and research calls.

 

 


Last Update: 26 February 2018

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