Second NEWTON WorkShop

The second NEWTON workshop was held attached to the European Planetary Science Congress in Geneva last September. The WorkShop, scheduled as SMW1.10, took place on Tuesday, 17th September, 10:30 - 12:00h in Room Ceres (Room 14). 

The meeting looked at the latest state-of-the-art regarding in-situ magnetometric instrumentation for planetary surface characterization and their application to planetary exploration. Three main talks given by experts from NEWTON consortium were planned during the workshop:

  • NEWTON project: brief introduction to NEWTON project, its activities and main technical objectives.
  • NEWTON instrument for planetary exploration: during this talk NEWTON instrument, based on the combination of complex susceptibility and magnetic field vector measurement was presented. The main tehcnical innovations gained from NEWTON were also described.
  • Examples of application. Scientific exploration of the Martian System and the Moon: this scientific talsk gave the opportunity to examine the exploitation opportunities of magnetometric instrumentation and its application to the future space exploration programs. The results gained from the field campigns performed with NEWTON instrumentation were exposed and the innovations provided by this new technology for the xploration of the Moon and Martian System were also discussed.