The Sixth Moscow Solar System Symposium


Space Research Institute
Moscow, Russia
October 5-9, 2015

Starting from 2010, the Space Research Institute holds annual international symposia on Solar system exploration. Main topics of these symposia include wide range of problems related to formation and evolution of Solar system, planetary systems of other stars; exploration of Solar system planets, their moons, small bodies; study of the Sun, interplanetary environment, exobiology problems. Experimental planetary studies and preparation for space missions are also considered at these symposia.

The Sixth Moscow international Solar System Symposium (6M-S3) had been held from October 5 till 9, 2015.

Subject matter of this symposium covered many problems of the Solar system science with a central topic “Moon and Mars exploration”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several projects, which are under development in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource” and the “ExoMars”, the project is developing in the Roscosmos-ESA cooperation.

The following sessions had been held during the symposium:

  • Session 1. Moon
  • Session 2. Mars
  • Session 3. Venus
  • Session 4. Dust and dusty plasma in space
  • Session 5. Giant planets and their moons
  • Session 6. New projects and experiments
  •  [new] Session 7. Solar System Small Bodies

Space Research Institute holds this symposium with participation of the following organizations:

  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry
  • Earth Physics Institute
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • Radio Electronics Institute
  • Sternberg Astronomical institute, Moscow State University.

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