Planetary Protection for Planetary Science and Exploration


John D. Rummel



Panel Selection:

Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.Giant Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets, including rings and magnetic fields, but not their satellites.Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.


East Carolina University

A precis of planetary protection policy concerns, their history, and the role of the SSB and NASA internal advisory activities in ensuring progress and appropriate implementation of the policy.


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