KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

New Approaches to Lunar Ice Detection and Mapping

July 22 - July 25, 2013
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

This study will develop innovative, low-cost mission concepts for detecting and mapping polar ice deposits on the Moon. We will bring together experts in diverse fields of lunar science, technology and exploration to assess the current state of knowledge and identify the key measurements required to fundamentally advance understanding of the distribution and abundance of lunar ices. These measurement goals will be developed into an array of mission concepts, with an emphasis on low cost, focused architectures with high likelihood of realization.

From the set of possible missions, the study will select 2-3 for more detailed analysis, one of which may be pursued in a follow-on study. Ultimately, the goal is to enable identification of lunar ice deposits at small (~100 m) spatial scales suitable for future extraction, sample analysis, and in-situ resource utilization.

Workshop Participants:

  • Oded Aharonson - Weizmann Institute of Science Israel
  • Leon Alkalai - JPL
  • Shane Byrne - Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
  • Barbara Cohen - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Anthony Colaprete - NASA Ames Research Center
  • Jean-Philippe Combe - Bear Fight Institute
  • Christopher S. Edwards - Caltech
  • Bethany Ehlmann - Caltech
  • William C. Feldman - Planetary Science Institute
  • Emily Foote - UCLA
  • Benjamin T. Greenhagen - JPL
  • Paul O. Hayne - JPL
  • Brendan Hermalyn - University of Hawaii SOEST
  • Andrew P. Ingersoll - Caltech
  • Yang Liu - JPL
  • Paul G. Lucey - University of Hawaii
  • Benjamin K. Malphrus - Morehead State University
  • Timothy P. McClanahan - NASA/GSFC
  • Daniel J. McCleese - JPL
  • Thomas B. McCord - Bear Fight Institute
  • Catherine D. Neish - ORAU at NASA/GSFC
  • David A. Paige - UCLA
  • Michael J. Poston - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gerald B. Sanders - NASA/JSC
  • Norbert Schörghofer - University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Robert Glenn Sellar - JPL
  • Matthew A. Siegler - JPL
  • Robert L. Staehle - JPL

Short Course

Andy Ingersoll
Caltech

Volatiles on Airless Bodies
(video)
(5.9 MB pdf)

Dave Paige
UCLA

New Approaches to Lunar Ice Detection and Mapping - Recent Results: Thermal
(video)
(24 MB pdf)

Paul Lucey
University of Hawaii

Recent Reflectivity Results
(video)
(2.2 MB pdf)

Tim McClanahan
NASA/GSFC

Lunar Hydrogen Sequestration Towards Poleward Facing Slopes
(video)
(12.0 MB pdf)

Catherine Neish
NASA/GSFC

Radar Observations of the Lunar Poles
(video)
(25 MB pdf)

Tony Colaprete
NASA Ames Research Center

The Final Minute: Results from the LCROSS Solar Viewing NIR Spectrometer
(video)
(2.4 MB pdf)

Jean-Philippe Combe
Bear Fight Institute

Lunar OH/H2O: Distribution, Variations, Origin and Mobility
(video)
(5.8 MB pdf)

Gerald (Jerry) Sanders
NASA/JSC

Future Missions & In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Requirements
(video)
(2.3 MB pdf)

Robert Staehle
JPL

New Technology: Smallsat Missions
(video)
(3.53 MB pdf)

Leon Alkalai
JPL

Future Lunar Missions: Plans and Opportunities
(video)
(4.0 MB pdf)


Workshop
Keith Spalding Building - 3rd Floor - Room 376

Norbert Schörghofer
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Theories of Water on the Moon
(138 KB pdf)

Bethany Ehlmann
Caltech,
Paul Lucey
University of Hawaii,
Tom McCord and Jean-Philippe Combe
Bear Fight Institute

IR Spectroscopy of Lunar Volatiles
(503 KB pdf)

Michael Poston
Georgia Tech

Thermal Stability of Adsorbed Water Molecules on Lunar Materials
(see same material presented via video at 2013 Lunar Science Forum)

Bill Feldman
Planetary Science Institute

Neutron Spectroscopy: What Do We Really Know About Lunar Ice?
(1.6 MB pdf)

Matt Siegler
JPL

Could a Microwave Radiometer find Lunar Volatiles?
(9.5 MB pdf)

Barbara Cohen
NASA Marshall,
Yang Liu
JPL,
Michael Poston
Georgia Tech

Unique In Situ Science Goals
(1.8 MB pdf)

Brendan Hermalyn
University of Hawaii

Impacts
(3.4 MB pdf)

Matt Siegler
JPL

Simple Rules of Ice Migration and Retention
(8.4 MB pdf)

Tony Colaprete
NASA Ames Research Center

Ultraviolet Observations for Lunar Volatile Detection and Mapping
(1.2 MB pdf)

Catherine Neish

Future Radar Techniques
(4.9 MB pdf)

Matt Siegler
JPL

Could a Microwave Radiometer find Lunar Volatiles?
(9.5 MB pdf)

Ben Malphrus
Morehead University

The Role of Students in Keck‐Class Lunar Missions
(2.7 MB pdf)

Ben Malphrus
Morehead University

University SmallSat Programs and Technical Issues
(3.5 MB pdf)