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Alicante        

 

 

Ciencias Planetarias

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Internal structure and impact processes in asteroids

Missions: Hera-Dart

Others projects: CFEPS, NEO-MAPP

Barcelona        

 

Meteoritos, asteroides, cometas y ciencias planetarias

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Meteorites, Asteroids, Comets and Planetary Sciences

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: Hera-Dart, Stardust, Hayabusa

Others projects: Red de Bólidos SPMN-FRIPON

         
 

Instituto de Técnicas Energéticas

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Meteorite Sample Analysis Laboratory

Infrastructure: Laboratory

         
 

Micro y Nanotecnologías

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Instrumentation development

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: MSL/REMS, Insight-TWINS, Mars2020/MEDA, LISA

Others projects: Europlanet, MiniPINS (ESA)

 

Bilbao        

 

Grupo de Ciencias Planetarias

Agustín Sánchez Lavega

 

Atmospheres of planets and exoplanets

Missions: Mars Express/VMC, Venus Express/VMC/VIRTIS, JUICE/JANUS/MAJIS, JUNO, Cassini-Huyges

Observatories-Instruments: PlanetCam, PlanetCam-NIR

Others projects: Europlanet, Aula Espazio Gela

 

 

 

Departamento de Química Analítica

Juan Manuel Madariaga

 

Meteorites and materials / instruments for space missions

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: ExoMars/RLS, Mars2020/SuperCam

 

Coimbra        

 

 

Celestial Mechanics

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Solar System Dynamics, Exoplanets, dynamical Systems, Planetary Physics, Tidal effects

 

 

 

Solar System minor bodies, planetary geology

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Planetary geology of minor bodies of Solar System: Kuiper Belt, TNO, comets, NEOS, etc

Granada        

 

Atmósferas Planetarias Terrestres

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Atmospheres of Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan and exoplanets

Missions: TGO/NOMAD, TMED/SABER, Envisat/MIPAS

Observatories-Instruments: SATI, MIMA

Others projects: Europlanet, UPWARDS

 

 

Cuerpos Menores del Sistema Solar

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Asteroids, comets, trans-Neptunian objects, ...

Missions: Rosetta/OSIRIS/GIADA, Comet Interceptor

Observatories-Instruments: ESBO

Others projects: NEOS

 

 

Física Solar

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Heliophysics and solar magnetosphere

Missions: Solar Orbiter/PHI

Observatories-Instruments: EST, SUNRISE/IMaX+

 

 

Plasmas en Atmósferas Planetarias

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Lightning and transient electric discharges in the atmosphere and in the laboratory

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: ISS/ASIM, ISS/TARANIS

Observatories-Instruments: GRASSP, GALIUS, ORISON

 

 

Planetas

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Giant planets, Titan, Mercury, comets

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: Bepi/BELA, JUICE/GALA/JANUS, Comet Interceptor/CoCa/MANIAC/EnVisS/OPIC, EnVision/VenSpec

 

 

Laboratorio de Polvo Cósmico

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Mineral dust and aerosols in atmospheres and comets

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: Comet Interceptor/EnVisS

 

 

Unidad de Desarrollo Instrumental y Tecnológico

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Instrumentation, electronics, mechanics, optics, software, ...

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: TGO/NOMAD, Solar Orbiter/PHI

Observatories-Instruments: CARMENES, GRASSP, MEGARA, PANIC, Sunrise/IMAX

 

 

Meteoroides, Meteoritos y Cuerpos Menores

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Meteoroids, meteorites, and minor bodies

Missions: Lumio

Others projects: SMART, MIDAS, P3NEO-I

Lisboa        

 

 

Astrobiology

Zita Martins

 

Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry, organic matter in meteorites, comets and asteroids 

Infrastucture: Laboratory

Missions: Hayabusa.2

 

Madrid        

 

Biología Molecular

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Microbiology and Astrobiology

Missions: Mars Express

 

 

Geodinámica Planetaria

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Thermal and tectonic surface structure of planets and moons

Missions: Insight, Envision

Others projects: UPWARDS, AMARTE

 

 

Astronomía y Geodesia

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Optimization of orbits of space missions

Missions: MetNET-Meiga

 

 

Cálculo Fraccionario y Atmósfera de Marte

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Modeling and simulation of fractional calculation and atmosphere of Mars

Missions: MetNET-Meiga, Mars Express/Marsis, ...

 

Arquitectura de Sistemas Distribuidos

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Data computing systems

Missions: Mars Express/MARSIS/SPICAM, ExoMars TGO, ExoMars 2022

Others projects: INTIME

 

 

Geofísica Planetaria

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Martian surface, atmosphere and ionosphere

Missions: Mars Express/MARSIS/HRSC, ...

 

 

 

Estrellas frías y exoplanetas

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Characterization of cold stars and exoplanets, spectroscopy

Missions: Kepler, K2, TESS, Gaia

Observatories-Instruments: CARMENES

 

Instituto de Geociencias

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Meteorite Research, Planetary Geosciences, Astrobiology

Missions: ExoMars, Mars2020, MSL

 

 

Joint Center for Ultraviolet Astronomy (JCUVA)

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Ultraviolet study of planets and exoplanets

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: WSO-UV Space Telescope

 

 

 

Área de Geología

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Planetary geology and astrobiology on terrestrial planets

 

 

 

 

Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad

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Development of space technology and instrumentation

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: ExoMars TGO/NOMAD, Rosetta/OSIRIS; Solar Orbiter/PHI, EPD; ARIEL

Observatories-Instruments: SUNRISE/IMAX+

Others projects: UPMSat-2

 

 

Instrumentación Espacial

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Space Instrumentation

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: MSL, ExoMars, Insight, Mars2020

Others projects: EuroPlanet, MiniPINS (ESA)

 

 

Geología Planetaria y Atmósferas

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Planetary habitability. Mineralogy, geochemistry and geodynamics

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: ExoMars/RLS, Mars2020/MEDA, JUICE, MMX/RAX, DART-Hera

 

 

Biomoléculas en Exploración Planetaria

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Detection of molecular biomarkers by bio-affinity

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: SOLID, IceBreaker, LMC (ExoMars)

 

 

Habitabilidad y Ambientes Extremos

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Habitability and Extreme Environments

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: ExoMars, MSL, Mars2020

Others projects: Europlanet

 

 

Medio Interestelar y Circunestelar

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Astrochemistry and interstellar, protoplanetary, lunar and cometary ice analogs

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: JUICE, Rosetta

 

 

Formación y Evolución de Estrellas, Enanas Marrones y Planetas

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Formation and Evolution of Stars, Brown Dwarfs and Planets

Observatories-Instruments: CARMENES

 

 

 

Observatorio Virtual

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Scientific exploitation of astronomical archives

Others projects: SVO

 

 

Biomoléculas en superficies

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Biomolecules on surfaces under planetary simulation conditions

Infrastructure: laboratory

Others projects: Planetary Simulation Chamber - PASC

 

 

 

Ingeniería de Sensores Espaciales

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Development of space instrumentation, small satellites and exploration probes

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: Mars2020, ExoMars2016, ExoMars2022, MetNet

Others projects: MiniPINS (ESA), MarsConnect (INTA)

 

 

 

Magnetismo Espacial

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Magnetometry, planetary magnetic mineralogy and characterization of magnetic signature

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: ExoMars2022/AMR, Bepi Colombo, Meiga-MetNet

 

 

 

Óptica Espacial

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Instrumentation and research in space optics

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: ExoMars2022/Raman, MMX/RAX, Rosetta, Bepi C., ExoMars2016/Dreams, Meiga-MetNet, Ariel, Echo, JWST/MIIRI, SO-PHI

 

 

 

Área de Investigación e Instrumentación Atmosférica (AIIA)

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Physical-chemical investigation of the terrestrial and martian atmosphere

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: Mars2020/RDS, Exomars 2022/SIS

 

 

 

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia

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Ice lab, infrared spectroscopy, chemistry

Infrastructure: Laboratory

 

 

 

Heliofísica

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Plasma and magnetosphere

Missions: SOHO, Solar Orbiter, Bepi Colombo, Cluster,

 

 

Hielos

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Ice on frozen moons (Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, ...)

Missions: JUICE, Cassini-Huygens

 

 

Marte

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Exploration of Mars, surface and atmosphere

Missions: Mars Express, Trace Gas Orbiter, ExoMars

 

 

Mercurio

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Mercury surface spectroscopy

Missions: Bepi Colombo, Messenger

 

 

Pequeños Cuerpos

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Asteroids, comets, and cometary dust

Missions: Rosetta, HERA

 

Málaga        

 

Laserlab

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Martian environment and materials analysis laboratory and instrumentation

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: Mars2020/SuperCam

 

La Palma        

     

EuroNear

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Near Earth Asteroids

Others projects: EuroNear

Porto-Lisboa       

 

 

Toward the detection and charaterization of other Earths

Nuno Santos

 

 

Exoplanet research and Solar System Planet atmospheres

Missions: CHEOPS, PLATO, ARIEL, AKATSUKI (JAXA), CASSINI, VENUS EXPRESS

Observatories-Instruments: ESPRESSO@VLT, future NIRPS, SPIROU@CFHT, HIRES@ELT

Others projects: SWEET-Cat

 

 

Instrumentation and systems

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Development of new instrumentation

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: PLATO, CHEOPS, ARIEL

Observatories-Instruments: ESPRESSO@VLT, future NIRPS,  HIRES@ELT, 

 

Tenerife        

 

 

Pequeños Cuerpos del Sistema Solar

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Small bodies and objects close to the ground

Missions: OSIRIS-REx, Gaia, JWST, Euclid, Hera/Dart, CASTALIA, CASTAway, Hayabusa2

Observatories-Instruments: GTC/OSIRIS/EMIR, NOT/ALFOSC, TNG/NICS, INT/IDS,...

Others projects: NEOROCKS, NEO-MAPP, CLASS, PRIMASS,EURONEAR, J-PLUS, J-PASS

 

 

Exoplanetas y Astrobiología

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Exoplanets and astrobiology

Missions: CoRoT, Kepler, K2, CHEOPS, XO, WFC, PLATO, ARIEL, TESS

Observatories-Instruments: CARMENES, GTC / OSIRIS / EMIR / HORUS, WHT / LIRIS, HARPSN, LCOGT, ...

 

 

Área de Instrumentación

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Space instrumentation and telescopes (optical, electronic, mechanical, SW, ...)

Infrastructure: Instrumentation

Missions: Marco Polo-R/THERMAP, Solar Orbiter/SOPHI, Euclid-NISP, PLATO, ISS/IRCAM, ...

Observatories-Instruments: GTC, GREGOR, WHT, VTT, TIP II, SUNRISE/IMaX

Others projects: CTA, NRT, EST, ELT, OPTICON, OGS, TTNN

 

Valencia        

 

 

Centro de Tecnologías Físicas

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Ice and solid characterization laboratory

Infrastructure: Laboratory

 

Valladolid        

 

 

Espectroscopía Raman e Infrarroja

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Cosmogeochemistry and Astrobiology with Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy

Infrastructure: Laboratory

Missions: ExoMars/RLS, Mars2020/SuperCam, MMX/RAX

Others projects: H2020-Compet “PTAL” (Planetary Terrestrial Analogue Library)

 

 

 

Atmósferas Planetarias

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Giant planets atmospheres

Missions: Cassini, HST

Observatories-Instruments: PlanetCam

 

Vigo        

 

 

Agrupación Aeroespacial - SpaceLab

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Development of space technology for satellites

Infrastructure: Small satellites

Missions: Comet Interceptor

 

 

 

Astronomía e Astrofísica

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Cultural astronomy, observational astrophysics and databases

Missions: Gaia

 

 

 

Geoquímica Planetaria

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Geochemistry of Mars: modeling, mineralogy, laboratory analogs

Missions: MSL/CheMin

 

Zaragoza        

 

 

Geodinámica Planetaria

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Geomorphology of Mars and planetary geological mapping

 



The Planetary Sciences and Solar System Exploration community is made up of leading professionals in the areas of science, engineering and communication. The common goal is to improve knowledge about the solar system, develop new space exploration missions, and enhance visibility among society for greater relevance and scientific sensitivity.

This interdisciplinary community encompasses not only research on planets, moons, rings, asteroids, comets and other features of our solar system, but also other broader aspects such as astrobiology, the search for new exo-planets or the formation and dynamics of systems. planetariums.

In the technological and engineering area, our community includes several first-rate international instrumentation laboratories and representatives of the Spanish aerospace industry with a presence in practically all the missions of the European (ESA) and American (NASA) space agencies, both in the development of instrumentation and flight components as in the area of ​​ground segment, data processing and operations.

We want to highlight the collaboration of communication professionals and scientific dissemination as main elements of the community to ensure the visibility of planetary sciences in all areas of society, from presence in the media to inclusion in programs education at all levels to improve knowledge of planetary sciences and social and institutional sensitivity.

An important role in this task corresponds to the amateur community, both for their decisive work in the dissemination of planetary sciences through the organization of local events and direct contact with the public, as well as for their capacities for collaboration in Pro-Am projects.


Disclaimer - Request for collaboration - The purpose of this section is to offer a list, as complete as possible, of the groups, collectives and institutions that, from any of the fields listed above, participate in the development of planetary sciences in Spain and Portugal. We warn that the inventory presented below may be incomplete and that to achieve the objective outlined here it is important to have the help of all those who consider it justified to be represented on this website, which is why we request your collaboration by reporting the relevant information to such an end. For this purpose, we provide a form model to be completed so that the information and published content are consistent and homogeneous.