Voyage 2050
Long-term planning of the ESA Science Programme

White Papers

 

The following table lists the White Papers that were submitted in response to a Call issued in March 2019. The papers are listed in alphabetical order of the lead author. Click on the title of the White Paper to download each individual pdf file. A zipped file of all White Papers can be downloaded here (410MB).

 

White Paper Title Lead Author Lead Author Institute
Enabling the sustainable space era by developing the infrastructure for a space economy Anglada Escude, Guillem Institute de Ciencies de l'Espai - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
The Search for Living Worlds and the Connection to Our Cosmic Origins Barstow, Martin University of Leicester,
United Kingdom
Quantum Technologies in Space Bassi, Angelo University of Trieste,
Italy
A Space Mission to Map the Entire Observable Universe using the CMB as a Backlight Basu, Kaustuv Argelander-Institut fur Astronomie,
Germany
High Precision Particle Astrophysics as a New Window on the Universe with an Antimatter Large Acceptance Detector In Orbit (ALADInO) Battiston, Roberto Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento,
Italy
The local dark sector. Probing gravitation's low-acceleration frontier and dark matter in the Solar System neighborhood Bergé, Joel ONERA,
France
The Missing Link in Gravitational-wave Astronomy: Discoveries waiting in the decihertz range Berry, Christopher Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University,
United States of America
Exploring the nearest habitable exoplanets Bertaux, Jean-Loup LATMOS/CNRS/UVSQ/IPSL,
France
Joint Europa Mission (JEM) A MULTISCALE, MULTI-PLATFORM MISSION TO CHARACTERIZE EUROPA'S HABITABILITY AND SEARCH FOR EXTANT LIFE Blanc, Michel IRAP, CNRS-Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier,
France
Gravitation And the Universe from large Scale-Structures
The GAUSS mission concept
Mapping the cosmic web up to the reionization era
Blanchard, Alain IRAP,
France
AMBITION - Comet Nucleus Cryogenic Sample Return Bockelée-Morvan, Dominique LESIA, Observatoire de Paris,
France
Exploring Solar-Terrestrial Interactions via Multiple Observers Branduardi-Raymont, Graziella Mullard Space Science Laboratory - University College London,
United Kingdom
AEDGE: Atomic Experiment for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration Buchmueller, Oliver Imperial College London,
United Kingdom
GrailQuest: hunting for Atoms of Space and Time hidden in the wrinkle of Space-Time Burderi, Luciano University of Cagliari,
Italy
Space Project for Astrophysical and Cosmological Exploration (SPACE) Burgarella, Denis Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille,
France
White Paper on the case for Landed Mercury Exploration within the Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Program Byrne, Paul North Carolina State University,
United States of America
Probing the Nature of Black Holes: Deep in the mHz Gravitational-Wave Cardoso, Vitor University of Lisbon,
Portugal
UV Exploration of the solar system Chaufray, Jean-Yves LATMOS, CNRS,
France
New Horizons in Cosmology with Spectral Distortions of the Cosmic Microwave Background Chluba, Jens JBCA, The University of Manchester,
United Kingdom
Enceladus as a potential oasis for life: Science goals and investigations for future explorations Choblet, Gaël LPG, CNRS/Nantes University,
France
Gamma-ray Astrophysics in the MeV Range: The ASTROGAM Concept and Beyond De Angelis, Alessandro INFN Padova and University of Padova,
Italy
Microwave Spectro-Polarimetry of Matter and Radiation across Space and Time Delabrouille, Jacques Laboratoire APC, CNRS/IN2P3 & DAp, CEA/IRFU,
France
High angular resolution gravitational wave astronomy Dvorkin, Irina Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute),
Germany
HiRISE - High Resolution Imaging and Spectroscopy Explorer
Ultrahigh resolution, interferometric and external occulting coronagraphic science: Great leap in solar physics
Erdelyi, Robertus Univ of Sheffield,
United Kingdom
CHRONOS
A NIR Spectroscopic Galaxy Survey: From the formation of galaxies to the peak of activity
Ferreras, Ignacio IAC / UCL,
Spain
Ice Giant Systems: Scientific Potential of Missions to Uranus and Neptune Fletcher, Leigh University of Leicester,
United Kingdom
Understanding the origin of the positron annihilation line and the physics of the supernova explosions Frontera, Filippo University of Ferrara, Physics and Earth Sciences Department, Ferrara,
Italy
Massive Stars in Extremely Metal-Poor Galaxies: a Window into the Past Garcia, Miriam Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA),
Spain
CLOSING GAPS TO OUR ORIGINS
EUVO: THE UV WINDOW INTO THE UNIVERSE
Gomez de Castro, Ana I. Universidad Complutense de Madrid,
Spain
Cometary Plasma Science Götz, Charlotte TU Braunschweig,
Germany
The Changing Climate of Mars Grady, Monica The Open University,
United Kingdom
A Deep Study of the High-Energy Transient Sky Guidorzi, Cristiano University of Ferrara,
Italy
Uranus and Neptune are key to understand planets with hydrogen atmospheres Guillot, Tristan Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur,
France
TeraHertz Exploration and Zooming-in for Astrophysics (THEZA) Gurvits, Leonid Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC and Delft University of Technology,
The Netherlands
A journey to the polar regions of a star: Exploring the solar poles and the heliosphere from high helio-latitude Harra, Louise PMOD/WRC and ETH-Zürich,
Switzerland
All-Sky Visible and Near Infrared Space Astrometry Hobbs, David Lund Observatory ,
Sweden
Precise Astrometry: Earth Analogs and Beyond Horzempa, Philip LeMoyne College,
United States of America
The need for a multi-purpose, optical-NIR space facility after HST and JWST - The case for an ESA-led HabEx Workhorse Camera Jahnke, Knud Max Planck Institute for Astronomy,
Germany
Occulter to Earth: Prospects for studying Earth-like planets with the E-ELT and a space-based occulter Janson, Markus Stockholm University,
Sweden
Autonomous Lunar Geophysical Experiment Package (ALGEP) Kawamura, Taichi Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris,
France
Peering into the Dark (Ages) with Low-Frequency Space Interferometers Koopmans, Leon Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,
The Netherlands
In situ studies of the solar corona after Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter Krasnosselskikh, Vladimir LPC2E/CNRS-University of Orleans-CNES,
France
Lunar or space-based hypertelescope for direct high-resolution imaging Labeyrie, Antoine College de France and observatoire de la Cote d'Azur,
France
LUNES: LUNar tErahertz teleScope
Expanding the electromagnetic window
Lampin, Jean-Francois IEMN-CNRS,
France
PHEMTO: the Polarimetric High Energy Modular Telescope Observatory Laurent, Philippe CEA/DRF/IRFU/DAp,
France
A complete census of the gas phases in and around galaxies: far-UV spectropolarimetry as a prime tool for understanding galaxy evolution and star formation Lebouteiller, Vianney AIM, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité,
France
Bringing high spatial resolution to the Far-infrared - A giant leap for astrophysics Linz, Hendrik Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg,
Germany
Faint objects in motion: the new frontier of high precision astrometry Malbet, Fabien IPAG / Université Grenoble Alpes,
France
Solar Particle Acceleration, Radiation & Kinetics (SPARK) Matthews, Sarah UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory,
United Kingdom
"The Grand European Heliospheric Observatory": An integrated ESA approach to challenges in Solar and Solar-Terrestrial physics. McCrea, Ian Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
United Kingdom
Chronos
Take the pulse of our Galactic neighbourhood
After Gaia: time domain information, masses and ages for stars

 
Michel, Eric Observatoire de Paris - LESIA,
France
HAYDN
High-precision AsteroseismologY of DeNse stellar fields
Miglio, Andrea School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Exploration of Enceladus and Titan: Investigating ocean worlds' evolution and habitability in the Saturn System Mitri, Giuseppe International Research School of Planetary Sciences, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Geologia, Università d’Annunzio,
Italy
Stellar Physics with High-Resolution UV Spectropolarimetry Morin, Julien LUPM (Université de Montpellier & CNRS),
France
In Situ Exploration of the Giant Planets Mousis, Olivier Aix-Marseille Université,
France
The Voyage of Metals in the Universe from Cosmological to Planetary Scales: the need for a Very High-Resolution, High Throughput Soft X-ray Spectrometer Nicastro, Fabrizio INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma,
Italy
Planetary Polar Explorer: The Case for a Next-Generation Remote Sensing Mission to Low Mars Orbit Oberst, Jürgen German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Planetary Research,
Germany
CASPER: A mission to study the time-dependent evolution of the magnetic solar chromosphere and transition regions Orozco Suárez, David Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas,
Spain
Magnetic Imaging of the Outer Solar Atmosphere (MImOSA)
Unlocking the driver of the dynamics in the upper solar atmosphere
Peter, Hardi Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
Germany
EarthFinder: A NASA Probe Mission Concept Plavchan, Peter George Mason University,
United States of America
Searching for (bio)chemical complexity in icy satellites, with a focus on Europa Prieto-Ballesteros, Olga Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA),
Spain
Atmospheric characterization of terrestrial exoplanets in the mid-infared: biosignatures, habitability & diversity Quanz, Sascha ETH Zurich - Department of Physics,
Switzerland
What are the fundamental modes of energy transfer and partitioning in the coupled Magnetosphere-Ionosphere system? Rae, Jonathan MSSL/UCL,
United Kingdom
Particle Energization in Space Plasmas: Towards a Multi-Point, Multi-Scale Plasma Observatory Retino, Alessandro Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
France
The Far Infrared Spectroscopic Surveyor Rigopoulou, Dimitra University of Oxford,
United Kingdom
Science goals and mission concepts for a future orbital and in situ exploration of Titan Rodriguez, Sebastien Institut de physique du globe de Paris,
France
Spectropolarimetry as a Tool for Understanding the Diversity of Planetary Atmospheres Rossi, Loïc LATMOS,
France
The in-situ exploration of Jupiter's radiation belts Roussos, Elias Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
Germany
ESA's Voyage 2050 Long-term Plan for Education and Public Engagement Russo, Pedro Leiden Observatory, Leiden University,
The Netherlands
Mars' plasma system. Scientific potential of coordinated multi-point missions: 'The next generation' Sanchez-Cano, Beatriz University of Leicester,
United Kingdom
AMS-100: The Next Generation Magnetic Spectrometer in Space - An International Science Platform for Physics and Astrophysics at Lagrange Point 2 Schael, Stefan RWTH Aachen University,
Germany
Quantum Correlations at Earth-Moon Distance Schneider, Jean Observatoire de Paris,
France
OWL-MOON: Very high resolution spectro-polarimetric interferometry and imaging from the Moon: exoplanets to cosmology Schneider, Jean Observatoire de Paris,
France
Coronal Magnetism Explorer: ESA Solar Physics Mission White Paper Scullion, Eamon Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne,
United Kingdom
Unveiling the Gravitational Universe at μ-Hz Frequencies Sesana, Alberto Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
Italy
GAUSS
G​enesis of ​A​steroids and Evol​U​tion of the ​S​olar ​S​ystem - A Sample Return Mission to Ceres
Shi, Xian Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
Germany
Mapping Large-Scale-Structure Evolution over Cosmic Times Silva, Marta Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo,
Norway
Voyage through the Hidden Physics of the Cosmic Web Simionescu, Aurora SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research,
The Netherlands
Detecting life outside our solar system with a large high-contrast-imaging mission Snellen, Ignas Leiden Observatory, Leiden University,
The Netherlands
A Polarized View of the Hot and Violent Universe Soffitta, Paolo INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali,
Italy
The Quest for Life Leads Underground: Exploring Modern-Day Subsurface Habitability & Extant Life on Mars Stamenkovic, Vlada Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
United States of America
Enceladus and Titan: Emerging Worlds of the Solar System Sulaiman, Ali University of Iowa,
United States of America
Detecting the Gravito-magnetic field of the Dark Halo of the Milky Way (LaDaHaD) Tartaglia, Angelo INAF-OATo,
Italy
A Comprehensive Investigation of the Galilean Moon, Io, by Tracing Mass and Energy Flows Thomas, Nicolas University of Bern,
Switzerland
Mars and the Science Programme: The case for Mars Polar Science Thomas, Nicolas University of Bern,
Switzerland
The high energy universe at ultra-high resolution: the power and promise of X-ray interferometry Uttley, Phil University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Venus Sample Return Mission Revisited Valentian, Dominique ITG,
France
Sample return of primitive matter from the outer Solar System Vernazza, Pierre Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille,
France
A Case for Electron-Astrophysics Verscharen, Daniel MSSL, University College London,
United Kingdom
Origins Space Telescope: From First Light to Life (Mission of Opportunity) Wiedner, Martina Sorbonne Université, Observatoire de Paris, Université PSL, CNRS,
France
Venus: Key to understanding the evolution of terrestrial planets Wilson, Colin Oxford University,
United Kingdom
In-situ Investigations of the Local Interstellar Medium Wimmer-Schweingruber, Robert F. Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel ,
Germany
Exploring the Foundations of the Physical Universe with Space Tests of the Equivalence Principle Wolf, Peter Observatoire de Paris, Université PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, LNE,
France
Plasma-neutral gas interactions in various space environments Yamauchi, Masatoshi Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna office,
Sweden
Unveiling the faint ultraviolet Universe Zanella, Anita

European Southern Observatory,
Germany

 

Last updated: 19 August 2019