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ESLAB Symposium
Formation and Evolution of Moons

25-28 June 2012

European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


Programme (PDF VERSION)


Monday 25 June 2012

12:00-14:00: Registration, posters set up

14:00 – 14:20 Welcome and opening remarks (O. Witasse, L. Colangeli)

Session 1 – Formation mechanisms: Moons of giant planets
Moderator:   A. Coustenis

14:20   Moon formation in the context of solar system formation
A. Coustenis

14:30 Origin and evolution of Galilean satellites INVITED
O. Grasset                                                                  

15:00   On the Origins of the Regular Satellites of Gas Giant Planets INVITED
P. Estrada

15:30 Final origin of the Saturn system
E. Asphaug

15:50 Coffee break

Session 1 – Formation mechanisms: Moons of giant planets
Moderator:   Derek Richardson

16:20 The spreading of a tidal disk as a new mechanism for satellite formation: The case of Saturn's satellites and rings and implications for Saturn's dissipation.
S. Charnoz

16:40 A general model for satellite formation: the spreading of massive rings
A. Crida

17:00 The anelastic equilibrium tide in Solar System
F. Remus

17:20-18:00 Discussion

18:15 Welcome reception

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Session 1 – Formation mechanisms: Moons of Giant planets (following)
Moderator:   S. Charnoz

09:00 The Formation Environment of the Galilean Moons
N. Turner

09:20 Dynamics of the small Saturn's moons in coupled resonances
M. El Moutamid

09:40 A study of small satellites capture in corotation resonance
E. Vieira Neto

10:00 Satellite Origin and Evolution via Three-body Encounters INVITED
C. Agnor                                                  

10:30 Coffee break

Session 2 – Mechanisms of formation: Moons of terrestrial planets
Moderator:   R. Canup

11:00 Recent advances in formation of moons of terrestrial planets
R. Canup

11:10 On the Formation of the Martian Moons from a circum-Mars accretion disk
P. Rosenblatt

11:30 New results on the formation of the Moon: 100-years accretion timescales and implications for Earth-Moon isotopic similarities INVITED
J. Salmon
12:00 Possibility of Moon formation from debris escaped after impacts on the Earth
W. Svetsov
12:20 Earth's minimoons
M. Granvik                 

12:40 – 13:10 Discussion

13:15 -14:30 Lunch

Session 3 – Formation mechanisms: Pluto, KBOs & Asteroid systems
Moderator:  Erik Asphaug

14:30   Multi-bodies systems
E. Asphaug

14:40 Modeling the Collisional Origin of Satellites around Large KBOs  INVITED
Z. Leinhardt                                                                                       

15:10 Formation of Pluto's small satellites  INVITED
H. Levison                                                                                                   

15:40 Formation scenarios of asteroid binaries and implications for the science return of the MarcoPolo-R mission INVITED
P. Michel                                       

16:10 Numerical Simulations of Small Solar System Binary Formation
D. Richardson

16:30-17:00    Discussion

17:00-18:30 Coffee break and poster session

List of posters:
Why Mercury and Venus do not have a Moon?
J. Benkhoff 

Statistical co-accretion model of formation and composition of prelunar swarm
G. Pechernikova    

Impact craters: the evolutionary leaders€
E. Martellato         

Extra high underground temperature of oceanus procellarum revealed by Chang’e-1 lunar microwave radio meter data
W. Zhang          

A possible reason why moon doesn't have a significant dipolar magnetic field
W. Zhang    

The Phobos gravity field from Mars Express Radio Science observations and an extrapolation of its interior and origin
T. Andert                        

Modeling and measuring the mass distribution inside Phobos to constrain its origin.
A. Rivoldini

A database of elongated craters on Mars to study the falling moonlet hypothesis
B. Buchenberger                  

Tidal displacements of Phobos’ surface: A key information to reveal its origin
S. Le Maistre   

Deimos and Phobos compared observations by OMEGA/MEX.
B. Gondet     

How to improve the orbit model of Phobos using observations with ALMA?
E. Villard       

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Capabilities for Observations of Moons
M. Burgdorf

Interaction of Phobos' surface with the Solar Wind and the Martian Environment
F. Cipriani        

SCF_LAB: an infrastructure to characterize laser altimetry of icy and rocky moons
S. Dell’Agnello          

A high resolution orbitrap mass spectrometer for future moon missions
S. Cornelli    

A New Numerical Model for multiple systems : ODIN
L. Beauvalet   

Charged Nanograins in the Plume of Enceladus
G. Jones    

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Session 4 – Moons atmosphere, environment and evolution
Moderator:  M. Dougherty

09:00 Interaction between moons and their environment
M. Dougherty

09:10 The origin and evolution of Titan’s atmosphere INVITED
A. Coustenis                                                                             

09:40 Io: A (geo-)physicist’s playground INVITED
N. Thomas                                                                               

10:10 Satellite-Magnetosphere Interactions INVITED
G. Jones                                                                                    

10:40 Plasma interactions at Titan and icy moons: evolving ionospheres
A. Coates

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Surface radiation environment of Saturn’s icy moon Mimas
T. Nordheim

11:50 Magnetospheric Ion Implantation in the Icy Moons of Giant Planets
G. Strazulla        

12:10   Ridge formation and de-spinning of Iapetus via an impact-generated satellite
K. Walsh            

12:40 – 13:10 Discussion

13:15 -14:30 Lunch

Session 5 – Observational constraints
Moderator:     J.-P. Lebreton

14:30 Observations for origin and evolution of moons
J.P. Lebreton

14:40 Depth of Enceladus craters: implications of surface properties on the early differentiation of icy moons
K. Degiorgio

15:00 Mimas and Enceladus: Formation and interior structure from astrometric reduction of Cassini images.
R. Tajeddine

15:20 Constraints on Moon evolution and planetary processes using SMART-1 data
B. Foing

15:40   Mars Express investigations of Phobos
O. Witasse          

16:00 Coffee break

16:30   The origin of the Martian moons revisited
P. Rosenblatt

16:50 The age of Phobos (to be confirmed) INVITED
G. Neukum                                                                                                

17:20 Meteorite Analogs for Phobos and Deimos: Unraveling the origin of the Martian moons
P. Vernazza     

17:40 – 18:00     Discussion

18:00 Adjourn


Thursday 28 June 2012

Session 6 – Future missions and Instrumentation
Moderator:      P. Rosenblatt

09:00 Future exploration of moons
P. Rosenblatt

09:10 Future plans for Cassini
N. Altobelli                                                  

09:30 New Horizons INVITED
H. Levison                                                                             

10:00 JUICE: an ESA L-mission to the Jupiter system Extended presentation followed by a discussion
O. Grasset and M. Dougherty                                                                                 

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Science and payload activities in support of the ESA Lunar Lander
J. Carpenter   

11:50 The Martian Moon Sample Return mission study MMSR
D. Koschny

12:10 GETEMME: a mission to explore the Martian satellites
C. Le Poncin-Lafitte

12:30-13:00      Discussion

13:00-13:15    General conclusions





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