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LUNAR SURFACE SCIENCE WORKSHOP VIRTUAL SESSION 4, Sept 30, 2020, virtual, 12:00-5:00 pm ET

Update, September 27:  The agenda is now posted and shows it is from 12:00-5:00 pm ET.

Original Entry: NASA, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Universities Space Research Association will hold the next their Lunar Surface Science Workshop virtual series on September 30, 2020.   This session, and another on October 28, will focus on Planetary Protection/Permanently Shadowed Region (PSR) Classification and Science Enabled by Mobility.

More information is on the event’s website, but the time is not specified.

Virtual Session 4: September 30, 2020
Planetary Protection/PSR Classification

Major questions to be addressed:

  • PP/PSR: Not all PSRs are created equal.

    • What are the major distinctions among PSRs?

    • How do we identify and classify different PSRs (e.g., keep-out zones vs. robotic/crew exploration targets vs. impact targets)?

    • What other locations (or portions therein) need to be classified? (e.g., heritage sites [A11–17, Luna, Surveyor, Chang’E]; past impact sites [LCROSS, S-IVB, Apollo ascent stages, LADEE, etc.]; current missions [NASA, commercial, international]; future infrastructure sites [crewed landings, solar farms, sustainable base]).

    • How do we set policy to govern PSRs and other sensitive/strategic sites within our own agency, the commercial sector, and internationally?


September 30
8:00 am - 11:00 pm