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How the Jozef Stefan Institute is helping the European Space Agency explore Mars

Publish date: 07.12.2017

  • Tuesday, 12 DEC 2017, 3pm, main lecture hall, Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana
  • To Mars and back, via Ljubljana: How the Jozef Stefan Institute is helping the European Space Agency explore Mars
  • Luke Lucas: Mars Express, Mission Planning & Spaceraft Operations
  • Red Boumghar: Data Analytics Team for Operations, European Space Operations Centre
  • European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany

Abstract: The human path of exploration was never a straight line.
Exploring another planet is certainly not straightforward. There are many challenges and just when one is resolved another appears. Given the choice of keeping MEX (the Mars Express orbiter) warm, or preserving the batteries or performing science, a compromise has to be made. But how do we get the best compromise? Find out about the engineer and her model, the mathematicians and their model and the people behind this problem seeking the optimum solution.

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