Mars 2020 Landing Site Workshop

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014


Date and location: week of May 12-16, 2014, Washington D.C. (exact dates and location TBD)

More details available at:

The purpose of the first Mars 2020 Landing Site Workshop will be to begin to identify and evaluate potential landing sites best suited to achieving science objectives of the 2020 Rover Mission within the constraints imposed by engineering requirements, planetary protection requirements, and the necessity of ensuring a safe landing, as well to provide input to NASA and the 2020 Project on the relative importance of including any enhanced EDL capabilities on the mission.

All members of the scientific community are encouraged to participate in this important activity. Persons wishing to make a presentation at the workshop are urged to carefully review the detailed workshop announcement, as well as the 2020 mission science objectives and engineering constraints at:


and should submit the proposed title for their talk that includes the candidate site and a list of authors by April 1st, 2014 to both Matt Golombek ( and John Grant (

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