IPPW Group Picture from 2016 Event

Delivering space vehicles to other worlds is one of humankind’s most challenging and rewarding ventures. The 2016 International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-13) will bring together engineers, technologists, scientists, mission designers, space agency leaders, and students from around the world for a compelling, weeklong collaboration focused on exploring solar system destinations via in situ missions.

Following the successful 12th workshop, we will continue to build on the IPPW tradition by encouraging international cooperation in planetary probe missions, the development of new and emerging technologies, and scientific discoveries enabled by planetary probes. To encourage this community of practice to grow, scholarships are available for students from around the world to provide a unique opportunity to present their work and interact with the leaders in their discipline areas.

IPPW-13 will be held the week June 13–17, 2016, in Laurel, Maryland. The program includes invited talks, contributed presentations, posters, and opportunities for networking with colleagues. Preceding the workshop, on June 11–12, 2016, a short course will be offered.

Host Institutions for IPPW-13

The 2016 workshop will be held on the campus of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), in Laurel, Maryland, and is jointly hosted by JHU/APL and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. These two Maryland-based institutions not only build and operate portfolios of space missions for both Earth and planetary observation, but they also contribute to the scientific investigations that are the foundation for successful missions.

Featured Items

Program Book (PDF)

Block agenda and Program for IPPW-13

IPPW History (PPTX)

IPPW Archives

IPPW-13 Abstracts are available (PDF format)

View the International Organizing Committee (IOC)

Featured Speakers at IPPW-13
Invited speakers for IPPW are shown below, although schedule commitments are still being confirmed:

  • Alan Stern, (New Horizons Principal Investigator)
  • Ellen Stofan (NASA Chief Scientist)
  • Franco Ongaro (ESA's Director of Technical and Quality Management)
  • Steve Jurczyk (NASA's STMD)

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