P015:
Future Lunar Exploration Enabled by Recent Mission Data and Science





Session ID#: 26453

Session Description:
A vast science data set has been amassed from recent orbital missions, such as LRO and GRAIL, studying the lunar surface and environment. The Moon has numerous resources readily available that can enable and sustain the exploration of deep space, specifically; volatiles near the lunar poles, minerals that may be mined, and hydrogen and oxygen that could be extracted. The challenge is to use the available scientific data to evaluate these resources for in-situ resource utilization. We can also exploit the mission data archive and new science results to locate resources, identify nearby landing sites, and plan operations, taking into account surface properties at various scales. We solicit abstracts that use data or science results from recent lunar missions to enable or plan future lunar exploration These results might develop new techniques and tools to locate resources based on multiple data sets or maximize mission science return.
Primary Convener:  John W Keller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Noah E Petro, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Julie Stopar, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States and Samuel Lawrence, NASA Johnson Space Center, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, Houston, TX, United States
Index Terms:

1914 Data mining [INFORMATICS]
5410 Composition [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5462 Polar regions [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5470 Surface materials and properties [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Srinidhi Ravi, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, Prasun Mahanti, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center, Tempe, AZ, United States, Heather M Meyer, Arizona State University, Tempe, MD, United States and Mark Southwick Robinson, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Nathan Schwadron1, Jody Keith Wilson2, Andrew Jordan2, Mark Dixon Looper3, Cary J Zeitlin4, Larry Townsend5, Harlan E. Spence2, William M Farrell6, Noah E Petro7, Timothy John Stubbs6 and Carle M Pieters8, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)Aerospace Corporation El Segundo, El Segundo, CA, United States, (4)Lockheed Martin Corporation, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Houston, TX, United States, (5)Arlington, MA, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (8)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Bradley L Jolliff, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, United States
Kurt D Retherford1, Thomas K Greathouse1, Kathleen E. Mandt2, Randy Gladstone1, Amanda Hendrix3, Joshua T Cahill4, Yang Liu1, Cesare Grava1, Dana Hurley5, Anthony Egan6, David E. Kaufmann7, Ujjwal Raut1, Benjamin David Byron8, Lizeth O. Magana8, Angela M Stickle5, Danielle Y Wyrick1 and Wayne Robert Pryor9, (1)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)Planetary Science Institute Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (4)JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (6)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (8)University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (9)Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ, United States
Anthony Colaprete1, Richard C Elphic1, Daniel Andrews2, William Bluethmann3, Jacqueline Quinn4 and D. Greg Chavers5, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, United States, (3)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (4)NASA Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, FL, United States, (5)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Kris Zacny1, Gale Paulsen1, Julie Kleinhenz2, James T Smith3 and Jackie Quinn3, (1)Honeybee Robotics Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States, (3)NASA KSC, Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States
Benjamin David Byron1, Erwan M Mazarico2, Kurt D Retherford3, Kathleen E. Mandt4, Thomas Greathouse3 and Randy Gladstone5, (1)University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Southwest Research Inst, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (5)Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States
Peter B. James1,2 and Walter S. Kiefer2, (1)Baylor University, Department of Geosciences, Waco, TX, United States, (2)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States
Mamta Chauhan, Banasthali Vidyapith, Geology, Rajasthan, India
Andrew Jordan, Jody Keith Wilson, Nathan Schwadron and Harlan E. Spence, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States
John W Keller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Noah E Petro, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Team
Anna Awumah1, Prasun Mahanti2 and Mark Southwick Robinson1, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center, Tempe, AZ, United States
Richard C Elphic1, Mehdi Benna2, Dana Hurley3, Timothy John Stubbs2 and Paul R Mahaffy4, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States

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