November 19, 2014

Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Lunar Surface Volatiles Using A Cubesat – Dr. Barbara Cohen

 

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Dr. Barbara Cohen, NASA MSFC, Huntsville, AL
Wednesday, November 19th, 4:00 pm, Partnership I room 209
Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Lunar Surface Volatiles Using A Cubesat
Lunar Flashlight is an exciting new mission concept in preformulation
studies for NASA¹s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) by a team from the
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, and Marshall Space Flight Center. This
innovative, low-cost concept will map the lunar south pole for volatiles
and demonstrate several technological firsts, including being the first
CubeSat to reach the Moon, the first mission to use an 80 m2 solar sail,
and the first mission to use a solar sail as a reflector for science
observations.

The Lunar Flashlight mission spacecraft maneuvers to its lunar polar
orbit and uses its solar sail as a mirror to reflect 50 kW of sunlight
down into shaded polar regions, while the on-board spectrometer measures
surface reflection and composition. The Lunar Flashlight 6U spacecraft
has heritage elements from multiple cubesat systems. The deployable solar
sail/reflector is based on previous solar sail experiments, scaled up for
this mission. The mission will demonstrate a path where 6U CubeSats
could, at dramatically lower cost than previously thought possible,
explore, locate and estimate size and composition of ice deposits on the
Moon.

Locating ice deposits in the Moon¹s permanently shadowed craters
addresses one of NASA¹s Strategic Knowledge Gaps (SKGs) to detect
composition, quantity, distribution, form of water/H species and other
volatiles associated with lunar cold traps. Polar volatile data collected
by Lunar Flashlight could then ensure that targets for more expensive
lander- and rover-borne measurements would include volatiles in
sufficient quantity and near enough to the surface to be operationally
useful.

Dr. Barbara Cohen is the Science PI for the Lunar Flashlight mission,
which is managed at JPL. Dr. Cohen is a member of several SSERVI teams,
including UCF¹s CLASS team.

Start: November 19, 2014 1:00 pm PST
End: November 19, 2014 2:00 pm PST

October 2, 2014

Director’s Seminar Series: RIS4E

TITLE: Science and Exploration of the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids, the Moons of Mars enabled by the Remote In Situ and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E) SSERVI team.

SPEAKER: Timothy Glotch, Stony Brook University

ABSTRACT: The Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E) team is one of nine nodes of NASA’s new Solar System Exploration and Research Virtual Institute…

Start: October 2, 2014 9:00 am PST
End: October 2, 2014 10:00 am PST
Venue: On-line
Address:
https://connect.arc.nasa.gov/sservi-dss/, United States

June 11, 2014

SSERVI HQ Seminar Series – Ben Bussey

SSERVI’s first Headquarter’s Seminar Series featuring SSERVI PI Ben Bussey

Start: June 11, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: June 11, 2014 5:00 pm PST

May 23, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Dan Mazanek

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: May 23, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: May 23, 2014 9:00 am PST

May 9, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Tim Spahr

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: May 9, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: May 9, 2014 9:00 am PST

April 25, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – David Kring

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: April 25, 2014 9:00 am PST

April 11, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Dan Britt

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: April 11, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: April 11, 2014 9:00 am PST

March 28, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Al Harris

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: March 28, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: March 28, 2014 9:00 am PST

March 14, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Paul Chodas

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: March 14, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: March 14, 2014 9:00 am PST

February 28, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Lindley Johnson

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: February 28, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: February 28, 2014 9:00 am PST
Address:
CA, United States

February 14, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – David Morrison

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: February 14, 2014 8:00 am PST
End: February 14, 2014 9:00 am PST
Venue: Virtual Seminar
Address:
United States

December 5, 2013

Lunar Meteoroid Impacts and LADEE Mission Workshop

This half-day workshop was an online, web-based, virtual workshop on December 5, 2013, designed to allow experts in lunar meteoroid impact observation to share information on technology and techniques, and interact with mission science team members to better integrate the observation campaign with mission science.

Date: December 5, 2013

April 15, 2013

NASA Headquarters Seminar Series: Ben Bussey Ph.D.

Speaker: Ben Bussey, Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory
Title: “Characterizing Luna Incognita”

Start: April 15, 2013 9:00 am PST
End: April 15, 2013 10:00 am PST

February 26, 2013

Special NLSI Director’s Seminar – LMMP

Special NLSI Director’s Seminar – LMMP
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:00AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, 18:00 UTC
Presenter: Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal Team

Start: February 26, 2013 10:00 am PST
End: February 26, 2013 11:00 am PST
Venue: NLSI Conference Room 107
Address:
Building 17, Moffett Field, CA, 94035, United States

January 29, 2013

NASA Headquarters Seminar Series: Carle M. Pieters & David A. Kring

Carle Pieters PhD. , Brown University
The Moon: Brimstone to Keystone, Touchstone, and Cornerstone

David A. Kring PhD., Lunar and Planetary Institute
Discoveries along a Path to a New Age of Science and Exploration

Start: January 29, 2013 10:00 am PST
End: January 29, 2013 11:00 am PST

November 27, 2012

NASA Headquarters Seminar Series: Jack Burns Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:00AM PST, 18:00 UTC
Jack Burns Ph. D., University of Colorado, Boulder
In this talk, Dr. Burns will describe how LUNAR researchers are using LLR to provide the most precise constraints on General Relativity and gravitation, how low frequency radio observations of the Sun will assist us in understanding and predicting solar radiation that propagates throughout interplanetary space, and how low radio frequency telescopes in lunar orbit and on the lunar farside will allow us to probe the first stars and galaxies during the early Universe’s Cosmic Dawn.

Start: November 27, 2012 10:00 am PST
End: November 27, 2012 11:00 am PST

May 29, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar: James W. Head Ph.D.

Date/ Time of Talk: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:00AM PDT, 16:00 UTC

Presenter: James W. Head, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University

Talk Title: “The Moon as a Touchstone for Solar System Science”

Start: May 29, 2012 9:00 am PST
End: May 29, 2012 10:00 am PST
Venue: NLSI Conference Room
Address:
CA, United States

April 24, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar Series: Dana Hurley

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC
Presenter: Dana Hurley, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Title:
“2-D Distribution of Ice in Lunar Cold Traps”

Start: April 24, 2012 9:00 am PST
End: April 24, 2012 10:00 pm PST

March 27, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar: Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC
Presenter: Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley

Title:
“Using ARTEMIS observations to connect the space plasma environment to the surface and exosphere”.

Start: March 27, 2012 8:00 am PST
End: March 27, 2012 9:00 am PST

February 28, 2012

NLSI Directors Seminar: Robert MacDowall

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Date/Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:00AM PST, 17:00 UTC

Presenter: Robert MacDowall, PhD. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Start: February 28, 2012 9:00 am PST
End: February 28, 2012 9:00 am PST

January 31, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar Series: Jerome Johnson, PhD.

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Date/Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC

Presenter: Jerome Johnson, PhD. University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Start: January 31, 2012 9:00 am PST
End: January 31, 2012 9:00 am PST

June 21, 2011

NLSI Director’s Seminar: Renee Weber, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC

Start: June 21, 2011 9:00 am PST
End: June 21, 2011 9:00 am PST

May 27, 2011

Thomas Orlando and Gregory A. Grieves: Experimental and theoretical investigations regarding water on the Moon

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Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC

Presenter: Thomas Orlando and Gregory A. Grieves

TITLE: Experimental and theoretical investigations regarding water on the Moon

Start: May 27, 2011 9:00 am PST
End: May 27, 2011 9:00 am PST

April 27, 2011

Terrestrial v. Lunar Seismology: Challenges and Upcoming Technologies

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Terrestrial v. Lunar Seismology: Challenges and Upcoming Technologies

Start: April 27, 2011 10:00 am PST
End: April 27, 2011 10:00 am PST

April 19, 2011

Gordon Osinski: Impact ejecta and melt emplacement on the Moon (and other terrestrial planets)

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Title: Impact ejecta and melt emplacement on the Moon (and other terrestrial

planets)

Start: April 19, 2011 9:00 am PST
End: April 19, 2011 9:00 am PST

March 23, 2011

Antonio Ricco: Bio/Chemical Analytical Platform Technologies for Low-Cost Autonomous Small Satellites Payload Instruments

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Bio/Chemical Analytical Platform Technologies for Low-Cost

Autonomous Small Satellites & Payload Instruments

OVERVIEW: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (on leave from Stanford University)

Start: March 23, 2011 10:00 am PST
End: March 23, 2011 10:00 am PST

March 15, 2011

Terry Fong: Robotic Recon and Follow-up for Human Exploration of the Moon

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Robotic Recon and Follow-up for Human Exploration of the Moon

Start: March 15, 2011 8:30 am PST
End: March 15, 2011 8:30 am PST

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