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Call for Applications for Membership of ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group

Call for Applications for Membership of ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group

1 November 2013

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI) [on behalf of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)] invite the scientific community to apply for membership in the ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG).

Tasks of the LSSWG

The LSSWG will have the following scientific tasks:

  • Support ESA and Roscosmos to write the Call for landing site proposals, including the definition of the evaluation criteria.
  • Assess the candidate landing site proposals received in response to the Call.
  • Support ESA and Roscosmos in the organisation of open scientific workshops and in interactions with the interested scientific community.
  • Produce a prioritised list of candidate landing sites compatible with the applicable science, engineering, and planetary protection requirements.
  • Recommend the top four candidate landing sites for more detailed studies.
  • Produce a final recommendation to ESA and Roscosmos for the ExoMars 2018 landing site(s).

Proposal content

The response to this Call will be in the form of a Letter of Application, not longer than ten pages (A4 format, 11-pt character size), which must include the following parts:

  • Scientific background and expertise in areas highly relevant to the evaluation of the scientific suitability of Mars terrains for accomplishing the 2018 ExoMars mission’s scientific objectives (6 pages max).
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact information (3 pages max).
  • A list of maximum ten selected papers in scientific peer-reviewed journals that the applicant has published on pertinent subjects (1 page max).
  • Letter(s) of support, if applicable.

Proposal submission

The Letters of Application, in pdf format, shall be submitted to the following e-mail address:

exomars_landing@rssd.esa.int

and must be received by Monday, 25 November 2013 (12:00 CET).

Documentation

Complete details are available in the Call for Letters of Application for Membership in the ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG) document.

Schedule

1 November 2013 Call for Letters of Application for Membership in the 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG).
25 November 2013 Letters of Application due (by 12:00 CET)
Early December 2013 Review of Letters of Application and appointment of LSSWG members

Contact

Requests for further information and clarification should be addressed to exomars_landing@rssd.esa.int

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Dec-2019 16:07 UT

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