The BepiColombo Mission #2 SIMBIO-SYS | On Things to Come Seminar with Gabriele Cremonese

The BepiColombo Mission #2 


On Things to Come Seminar with Gabriele Cremonese

Prof. Gabriele Cremonese
Astronomical Observatory of Padua, INAF, Italy

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 
9 am CET – 4 pm GMT+8

Watch it live on Bilibili here!

The Mercury surface has been mapped by MESSENGER, but there are still several questions to be addressed, such as the composition, known only on a very large scale, or the analysis with better resolution of the hollows, the most intriguing discovery of MESSENGER. In general, the analysis of the surface provides important input for the understanding of the internal structure and the exosphere source processes, making crucial the synergies between more instruments. SIMBIO-SYS, the suite of three optical heads on board the Mercury Planetary Module (MPO), will provide the global mapping in stereo and spectroscopic mode at unprecedented spatial and spectral resolutions, and an extensive coverage of the surface at high spatial resolution.


Gabriele Cremonese is senior technologist at the Astronomical Observatory of Padua, INAF. He is involved in several space missions as PI of SIMBIO-SYS, a suite of 3 optical heads, on BepiColombo, CoPI of CaSSIS, the stereo camera on Exomars TGO, deputy-PI and instrument scientist of the camera Janus on JUICE; CoI of Phebus and MSASI on BepiColombo, HiRISE on MRO, OSIRIS on Rosetta, and belong to the science team of PROSPECT (ESA-ROSCOMOS). He has had a leading role in the study of cameras for the missions: Marco Polo, Marco Polo-R, EJSM-JGO, and ARM of NASA. His main research activities are: comets, exospheres, planetary surfaces, dynamical evolution of dust.

On Things to Come Webinars


23 September 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Geraint Jones – ESA Comet Interceptor Mission [YouTube/Youku]
21 October 2020 
8 pm (GMT+8)
Ralph Lorenz – NASA Dragonfly Mission [YouTube/Youku]
4 November 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Wang Chi – ESA SMILE Mission [YouTube/Youku]
25 November 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Heike Rauer – ESA PLATO Mission [YouTube/Youku]
9 December 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Takehiko Satoh – JAXA Akatsuki Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
18 December 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Olivier Witasse – ESA JUICE Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
21 December 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Tomohiro Usui – JAXA MMX Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
13 January 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Weiqun Gan – CAS ASO-S Mission [YouTube/Bilibili] 
27 January 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Giovanna Tinetti – ESA Ariel Mission [YouTube/Bilibili] 
24 February 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Johannes Benkhoff – ESA BepiColombo Mission I, MPO  [YouTube/Bilibili] 
10 March 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Gabriele Cremonese – ESA BepiColombo Mission II, SIMBIO-SYS Register
24 March 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Go Murakami – ESA BepiColombo Mission III
7 April 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Yoshifumi Saito – ESA BepiColombo Mission IV
14 April 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Daniel Mueller – ESA Solar Orbiter Mission I
21 April 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Stefano Vitale – ESA LISA Mission
6 May 2021
10 am (GMT+8)
Andy Cheng – NASA DART Mission
12 May 2021
10 am (GMT+8) 
Robert Pappalardo – NASA Europa Clipper
19 May 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Saem Krucker – ESA Solar Orbiter Mission II
25 May 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Sami Solanki – ESA Solar Orbiter Mission III
2 June 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Athena Coustenis – ESA HRE Program
9 June 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Yuan Weimin – CAS Einstein Probe Mission
16 June 2021
10 am (GMT+8)
Evgenya Shkolnik – NASA SPARCS Mission
30 June 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
René Laurelijs – ESA EUCLID Mission
14 July 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Tomoko Arai – JAXA DESTINY Mission
9 Sept. 2021
10 am (GMT+8)
Lindy Elkins-Tanton – NASA Psyche Mission


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