Fifth TSSM JSDT Meeting (JSDT 5) - 05.13.2008
The fifth meeting of the Titan Saturn System Mission (TSSM) JSDT chaired by Jonathan Lunine and Jean-Pierre Lebreton was conducted in Oxnard California just following the Ices Workshop. This JSDT session focused on finalizing the model orbiter payload and science scenarios for the Titan mission. A variety of issues were addressed, including the optimal strategy for mapping the currently poorly-understood middle atmosphere form 400-800 km altitude. Subgroups dealt with issues such as sensitivity of gravity mapping, radar altimetry versus sounding, and optimal landing sites for the Titan probe. The group also focused on defining payload and landing sites for the in situ elements. Further work by the group will continue to focus on orbiter science scenarios in situ payload.