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PPOSS: Planet Protection Outside of Solar System

Tutorial 1: Planetary Protection 101, Tokyo, Japan, May 11-12th 2017

PPOSS 1st Tutorial

2017 Planetary Protection of Outer Solar System (PPOSS) tutorial, May 11-12 2017/ Tokyo, Japan

The PPOSS project (Planetary Protection of Outer Solar System bodies) is a project supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme for research and technology development. PPOSS addresses the issues of planetary protection dissemination of knowledge and of strategic scientific foresight for outer solar system exploration.

In 2017-2018 PPOSS – COSPAR is organizing international seminars/tutorials intended to present planetary protection framework, policy and practices to partner organisations outside the European Union.

In this context, PPOSS – COSPAR and JAXA-ISAS will collaborate on the organisation of a planetary protection tutorial in ISAS-JAXA facilities (Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan) on 11 and 12 May 2017 (two full days).

Main Objective and attendance

The main objective of the PPOSS seminar is to provide basic tutorial about basics of planetary protection for novices/beginners. The seminar will be structured around general introduction, policy framework and cases studies attached to the different planetary protection categories recognized in the COSPAR policy. The seminar will be held in English. Expected size of the tutorial is around 50.

Potential participants are:

  • JAXA engineers and managers involved in PP activities within the agency
  • Scientists, engineers, and managers in universities, industry, etc. who are involved in PP- applied missions
  • Nation-wide students and researchers in the field of astrobiology.

Please fill the form below to register.

For more information, feel free to contact Ms. Alissa Haddaji, PPOSS Seminars coordinator at alissa.haddaji@pposs.org

PPOSS Tutorial 1 Agenda

PPOSS Tutorial Agenda ( .pdf )

PPOSS Tutorial 1 Full Presentations

1. PPOSS Project (N. Walter)
2. PPOSS Planetary Protection Basics (G. Kminek)
3-PPOSS Basics of Microbiology (P. Rettberg)
4. PPOSS Bioburden Assay Sterilization (A. Spry)
5. Orbital Dynamics (T. Chujo)
6. PPOSS JAXA PP Management (J. Haruyama)
7. PPOSS PP at ESA (G. Kminek)
8. PPOSS PP Organization at NASA (A. Spry)
9. Do’s and Don’ts in Planetary Protection (A. Haddaji)
10. PPOSS COSPAR Planetary Protection Panel (G. Kminek)
11.PPOSS Case study category II (G. Kminek) 
12. PPOSS Case study category III (G. Kminek)
13. PPOSS Case study category IVa (A. Spry)
14. PPOSS Case Study category V (H. Yano)


  • Toshi Chujo (JAXA/ISAS, University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Alissa Haddaji (COSPAR-HQ, France)
  • Junichi Haruyama (JAXA/ISAS, Japan)
  • Gerhard Kminek (ESA/ESTEC, COSPAR-PPP, the Netherlands)
  • Petra Retteberg (DLR Koln, Germany)
  • Andy Spry (SETI Institute, NASA-PPO, USA)
  • Nicolas Walter (ESF, France)
  • Hajime Yano (JAXA/ISAS, COSPAR-PPP, Japan)


crédits image : Alissa Hddaji

The PPOSS project Coordination and Support Action has received funding from the European Comission’s H2020 Programme (2016-2018) under grant agreement 687373.


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