The mini Workshop on Space Experiments for Planetary Sciences was held on April 18th, 2019 in Qian Lab.
Qian Lab has initiated the Experiments for Space Exploration Program and has been organizing collaborations between multidisciplinary fields since last year (homepage: https://www.space-exp.cn/exp).
This workshop intends to inspire collaborations between astronomy, geosciences, and mechanics in the context of future planetary exploration missions before 2030 in China, especially the SSSBs mission as well as the interplanetary mission. Prof. Yao Wei (from Qian Lab, CAST) and Mr. Wang Tong (on behalf of Prof. Meng Linzhi, both from BISSE, CAST) first introduced the Experiments for Space Exploration Program as well as China's planned space exploration missions. Dr. Zhang Yun (from NTU, Singapore) presented her work in grainular mechanics and applications. Prof. Bai Xuening and Prof. Chris Ormel (from Tsinghua University) reviewed studies on protodisk and planetesimal. Dr. Zhang Xiaojing (from Qian Lab, CAST) suggested a micro/nano-satellite based icy giants in-situ investigation mission concept, especially for China's future interplanetary missions.
Prof. Wing Ip, Prof. Doug Lin and Prof. Huang Jiangchuan also participated in this workshop and contributed insightful ideas on mission drivers, roadmap planning and other aspects.