International Primitive Body Exploration Working Group (IPEWG) Meeting

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the third Meeting of the IPEWG 2013 will be held May 29-31 2013 in Nice, France. Information regarding meeting goals, logistics and registration are indicated on the following web site (to be completed, so please check it regularly):

Discussions held at IPEWG 2013 are expected to impact and improve international collaboration activities for primitive body space exploration. We expect the workshop to come up with a prioritized set of recommendations to be included in a charter. We hope you will attend and participate in this important program.

Please note that IPEWG2013 is followed by a MarcoPolo-R International Symposium (ESA primitive asteroid sample return mission in competition in the M3 class mission) at ESTEC (The Netherlands) on June 3-4, 2013. Direct low-cost flights from Nice to Amsterdam can be used to attend this symposium.

We are currently working on the program of the workshop and to invite subject experts as we prepare to build on the successes of IPEWG 2008 and 2011. Please contact Patrick Michel, LOC Chair ( with any questions.

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