The Extreme Environments focus area will progress technologies enabling the survival and operation of systems through the full range of lunar surface and subsurface conditions that drive engineering requirements. These technologies will enablelanders, rovers, manipulators, and other systems to operate through extreme conditions such as rapid temperature changes and permanently shadowed regions. Addition examples of extreme environments include exogenic factors (e.g. illumination, communications, radiation, plasma, micro-meteorites) and endogenic factors (e.g., dust, surface toxicity, regolith, rocks). An important expected output is the generation of an Extreme Environments User's Guide.
The kickoff telecon for the Extreme Environments Focus Group was held on Tuesday, June 23.
Dr. Benjamin Greenhagen is aplanetary scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is an expert in thermal infrared instrumentation and leads investigations into thermal emission from airless bodies. He also participates in a wide range of active missions and projects. He engages in the community and encourages professional and personal development at all career stages.
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