The fourth and final landing site workshop for the Mars 2020 rover mission will be October 16-18, 2018, at the Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale in Glendale, CA. Workshop logistics and registration information can be found at: http://marsnext.jpl.nasa.gov/, along with this announcement. Additional details related to the workshop, such as webcast information and the workshop program, will also be posted at this site in advance of the workshop.
The workshop format will include oral presentations and discussion related to the science potential of the remaining candidate landing sites: Columbia Hills, Jezero Crater, and NE Syrtis, including an additional landing ellipse within the NE Syrtis region dubbed “Midway.” Midway is located closer to Jezero crater than the original NE Syrtis ellipse and is being proposed as a site by the Mars 2020 Science Team that might enable achieving the science objectives of the mission by accessing Regions of Interest (ROIs) relevant to both Jezero crater and NE Syrtis.
All members of the scientific community are encouraged to participate in the Mars 2020 site selection process, as input from the science community is critical to identification of optimal landing sites for the mission.
Student Travel Grant to attend the workshop: