*Kanako Seki1, Atsushi Yamazaki2, Naoki Terada3, Ayako Matsuoka2, Hiromu Nakagawa3, Shoichiro Yokota4, Satoshi Kasahara1, Yoshifumi Saito2, Takeshi Sakanoi3, Takeshi Imamura5, Yasumasa Kasaba3, Keigo Enya2, Yoshifumi Futaana6, Atsushi Kumamoto3, Tomohiro Usui7, Hiroyuki Maezawa8, YASUKO KASAI9, Hideo Sagawa10, Makoto Taguchi11, Yoshizumi Miyoshi12, Takuya Hara13, Takeshi Kuroda9, Shotaro Sakai1, Kazuhisa Fujita14, Sho Sasaki4, MSWC team
(1.Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 2.ISAS, JAXA, 3.Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 4.Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 5.Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, 6.Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 7.Earth Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 8.Osaka Prefecture University, 9.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 10.Faculty of Science, Kyoto Sangyo University, 11.Faculty of Science, Rikkyo University, 12.ISEE, Nagoya University, 13.SSL, UC Berkeley, 14.Research and Development Directorate, JAXA)
Keywords:Mars, Orbiter exploration, Habitable planet, climate change, atmospheric escape, radiation environment
Mars is a unique planet in terms of understanding of conditions for terrestrial planets to obtain a habitable environment. Recent discoveries from Martian explorations such as MAVEN have indicated importance of extreme solar variations and suggested new technical possibilities to measure Martian environment. In this presentation, a mission plan to explore key issues of space weather and climate at Mars will be presented.