Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)
Forward to the Moon to Stay:
Undertaking Transformative Lunar Science with Commercial Partners
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Montgomery A-C, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
March 16-17, 2019
NASA Conference Tracking System Number NCTS# 38166-19
Saturday, March 16, 2019
1PM - 6PM (with reception to follow)
1:00 PM: Introduction:
- Jim Head (Brown University).
- Gregory Schmidt, Director (Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute-SSERVI).
1:10 PM: The View From NASA Headquarters:
-NASA’s Lunar Discovery Exploration Program
Steve Clarke/Ben Bussey (NASA HQ).
-NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services Initiative: Getting Payloads to Providers
Sarah Noble (NASA HQ).
1:40 PM: The View from the European Space Agency (ESA):
- James Carpenter (ESA).
1:50 PM: The View from the Scientific Community: Transformative Lunar Science (10' each):
-Overview: Carle Pieters (Brown University): The Transformative Lunar Science Document
-Impact Crater Flux and Lunar Chronology: Bill Bottke (Southwest Research Institute).
-Volcanism and Magmatic Chronology: Lionel Wilson (Lancaster University).
-Petrology and Geochemistry: Clive Neal (Notre Dame).
-Lunar Geophysics: Alex Evans (Brown University).
-Regolith Formation and Evolution: Brett Denevi (Applied Physics Lab).
-Volatile Acquisition and Migration: James Carpenter (ESA).
-The Lunar Space Environment: Mihály Horányi (University of Colorado, Boulder).
-General Discussion: Additional Perspectives.
3:20 PM: Dawn of The New Era:
-SpaceIL Mission to the Moon: Oded Aharonson (Weizmann Institute).
3:30-5:30 PM: Lightning Talks (5' each):
-Lunar Magnetotelluric Sounder
Robert Grimm (SwRI) et al.
-Lunar Surface Gravimetry Investigation Concept
Kieran A. Carroll (GEDEX) et al.
-Testing of Miniature Laser Retroreflector Arrays for Commercial Lunar Landers
Daniel Cremons (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) et al.
-Next-Gen Laser Retroreflectors for the Lunar Interior
S. Dell'Agnello (INFN-LNF) and D. Currie (University of Maryland).
-A MEMS Seismometer for Commercial Lunar Landers
Ceri Nunn (JPL) et al.
-Characterizing the lunar magnetic field to further our understanding of energy and particle pathways
Michael Purucker (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) et al.
-Investigating the lunar surface magnetic field by mobile magnetometers
Peter Chi (UCLA) et al.
-XTRA: An Extraterrestrial Regolith Analyzer to quantitatively determine the mineralogical and chemical composition of lunar soil
Jeff Taylor (University of Hawaii) et al.
-The Potassium-Argon Laser Experiment (KArLE) for in situ geochronology on the Moon
Barbara Cohen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
-PROSPECT-Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer for surface Volatiles and Exosphere
Barbara Cohen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
-Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Rapid Remote and In Situ Geochemical and Geochronological Analyses of Lunar Materials (LunaLIBS)
Ann Martha Ollila (Los Alamos National Laboratory) et al.
-Elpasolite Planetary Ice and Composition Spectrometer Lunar In-situ deTection of Elements (EPICS-LITE)
Daniel D. S. Coupland (Los Alamos National Laboratory) et al.
-NIR Experiment Targeting Lunar Volatile Distribution and Characterization
Alian Wang (Washington University) et al.
-Lunar Laser Surface Solar Occultation (LLSSO), a Payload Concept for Lunar Landers
Winslow Farrell (Jacobs Missile Defense Group) et al.
-High Priority Measurements from SmallSats and Commercial Landers for Lunar Volatiles and Composition
Bethany Ehlmann (Caltech) et al.
-Using the Chemistry, Organics and Dating Experiment (CODEX) to Revise Lunar and Inner Solar System Chronology
Scott Anderson (Southwest Research Institute) et al.
-Lunar Tethered Resource Explorer (Lunar T-REx) mission concept
Timothy Stubbs (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
-Heimdall: A Flexible Build-to-Print Camera System for Conducting Lunar Science
Aileen Yingst (PSI) et al.
-An Approach to Situational Awareness for Lunar Landings
Jason Mezilis (Zandef Deksit, Inc.).
-Development of an Integrated Vision System for lunar surface missions
Gordon Osinski (University of Western Ontario) et al.
5:30 PM: STEM Education Perspective:
-An Example of Working with Commercial Partners: The OrbitBeyond Lunar Mare Imbrium Lava Flow Design Reference Mission
Ariel Deutsch and Ashley Palumbo (Brown University) et al.
5:40 PM: Additional Perspectives and Discussion:
-Selling Lunar Resources for Fun, Profit, and Export: A Test That the OST Cannot Pass?
John D. Rummel (SETI Institute and McGill Institute of Air and Space Law)
-Transformative Lunar Operations: Working in Fine Moondust
Brian J. O’Brien (University of Western Australia) www.brianjobrien.com.
6:00 PM: Reception:
Sunday: March 17, 2019
8:30AM - 12NOON
8:30 AM: How Do We Get to the Moon?:
Presentations by a selection of participating CLPS providers and others (20'+5' each):
-Astrobotic Technology, Inc. (https://www.astrobotic.com/):
-Deep Space Systems (http://www.deepspacesystems.com/):
-Lockheed Martin Space (https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/capabilities/space.html):
-Masten Space Systems (https://www.masten.aero/):
-Moon Express (http://www.moonexpress.com/):
-SpaceX (https://www.spacex.com/), a non-CLPS lunar service provider.
-Special Presentation: Our Way to the Moon: The Beresheet Story
Meir Nissim Nir, Director, Advance Space Systems, Israeli Aerospace Industries.
11:50 AM: Closing Remarks
-Jim Head (Brown University).
12:00 Noon: Adjourn
Late Sunday Afternoon Follow-up Meeting: 4:30-5:30 PM: How to Do Science on a Commercial Lunar Lander: A focus on operational logistics with commercial partners. Waterway 1. Contact for this follow-up meeting only: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: 15 February 2019 (email@example.com)