The exploration of the Solar System: current and future plans

Specific Seminar - Curriculum 3
7 May 2024
Start time 
10:30 am
National PhD Programme - Space Science and Technology - SST
Target audience: 
University community
Contact person: 
Prof. Giovanni Pratesi
Contact details: 
National PhD in Space Science and Technology - Secretariat
+39 0461 281504 - 283566


Prof. Lucia Marinangeli, G. d'Annunzio University – Dep. of Psychological, Health and Environmental Sciences (DISPUTer)


The seminar focuses on the main geological characteristics of the inner planets in view of on-going and future missions. The ESA BepiColombo mission is exploring Mercury to decipher its peculiar geological evolution and to understand the past and active processes. Venus will be visited by three different missions (NASA Davinci and VERITAS, ESA EnVision) to understand the potential role of water in its past. More details will be provided for the Moon and Mars to highlight the role of the geological analysis for the In Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) to support future human outposts.

Online Attendance

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The Trento International School on Observation of the Earth and of the Universe (TISOEU) is an educational facility focused on the Sciences of the Earth and the Universe. It realizes initiatives for the scientific community, for undergraduate and doctoral students, as well as for stakeholders.