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Nov 17 – 18, 2022
Montreal, Canada - Concordia University Conference Centre
Canada/Eastern timezone

The Moving to Mars (M2M) workshop is an event co-organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Mars Society of Canada. It is devoted to promoting a dialogue on the state of the art and recent advances in technology for the exploration of Mars. It will provide industry, national agencies, organisations and academia with the opportunity to explore related areas of research to face the challenges of future spaceflights to Mars.

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, advance knowledge and discuss on the following topics:

  • Flight vehicle engineering for Mars exploration, including heavy cargo transportation vehicles to Mars (e.g. transportation of human habitats, rovers and laboratories for human settlements)

  • Mars Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) systems

  • Permanent human habitats on Mars

  • Aero-assisted vehicles for Mars atmospheric skipped and bounced manoeuvres

  • Flight vehicles inside the Mars atmosphere (e.g. airplanes, helicopters, drones, balloons, dirigibles)

  • Software tools for Mars exploration

  • Testing and flight data exploitation for Mars exploration

The event will feature keynotes from experts in the field, short presentations on recent and ongoing developments, and Q&A sessions. Registration for M2M is free of charge but is required for participation

Please see the timeline under the heading "Calendar of Events".

This two-day workshop will be directly followed by the Space Exploration Conference (#SPEX2022) organised by the Mars Society of Canada, Montreal Chapter, and the Space Health Division of Concordia University. For more information, keep an eye on:

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Montreal, Canada - Concordia University Conference Centre
Rooms A&B
John-Molson School of Business
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