Planetary Science - ESTEC Science Faculty
Planetary Science AT ESTEC
Several members of the Science Faculty at ESTEC carry out research in the field of planets, with emphasis on the use of data from ExoMars 2016, Mars Express, Venus Express, Cassini-Huygens, Chandrayaan-1, and Smart-1, as well as from other relevant facilities. Investigations related to the preparation of the Bepi-Colombo, ExoMars 2022 and JUICE missions are also supported.
Our research includes the following topics:
- Planetary surfaces (Moon, Mars, Mercury), including mapping, geology, spectroscopy, petrology, impact craters, stability of ices, sample return and astrobiology.
- Planetary magnetism (Moon, Mercury).
- Planetary atmospheres, ionospheres, magnetospheres, solar wind interactions (Mercury, Venus, Mars, giant planets).
If you are interested in the ESA trainee programme, research fellowship and/or in scientific collaborations, you will find below a list of planetary scientists to contact:
Individual web page
|Johannes Benkhoff||Mercury science, stability of ices||X|
|Bernard Foing||Mars, Moon, planetary geology, astrobiology, instrumentation||X|
|Dave Heather||Moon, planetary geology, remote sensing, surface mineralogy, volcanism||X|
|Hans Huybrighs||Europa, Galilean moons, moon-magnetopshere interactions, plumes|
|Detlef Koschny||Work with the ExoMars 2020 Close-Up Imager||X|
|Elliot Sefton-Nash||Mars, Moon, Phobos, Planetary geology and remote sensing, MMX, ExoMars 2022||X|
|Hakan Svedhem||Planetary atmospheres|
|Dmitri Titov||Planetary atmospheres|
|Jorge Vago||Mars, ExoMars 2022, astrobiology|
|Olivier Witasse||Aeronomy, Mars, Phobos, JUICE||X|
|Joe Zender||Mercury science||X|
This web page is managed by Olivier Witasse at ESTEC.
To contact any person by email, please use first.last at esa.int or firstname.lastname@example.org