Event Details

Date: 14-15 October 2020

Start Time: 8:00 PT/11:00 ET

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

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Registration is required for participation in breakout sessions.
Registration Deadline:
10/12/2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Hosting Partner:

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Keynote address by

Jim Bridenstine
NASA Administrator

We are thrilled to share that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will present the keynote address at the LSIC Fall Meeting. Administrator Bridenstine will update attendees on the latest developments for the Artemis program. NASA anticipates making important announcements about NASA investments in space technology development throughout the LSIC meeting. It will be an engaging and interactive two days, even in this virtual world. We hope you will join us on October 14 and 15.

Meeting Information

Day 1 (Oct 14th) will include the address by Administrator Jim Bridenstine and updates from Associate Administrator for Space Technology, Jim Reuter. These talks will be followed with an update on LSII and LSIC. Our virtual host, Arizona State University (ASU), will provide an overview of the work taking place at ASU to expand participation in space. In addition, there will be a panel discussion with NASA program executives about funding, flight, and tech transfer opportunities. The day will conclude with a series of short talks and a poster session to share ongoing tech developments from LSIC community members.

Day 2 (Oct 15th) will focus on systems level concerns for establishing a sustained presence on the Moon, especially in the context of power. The day will begin with an address by NASA LSII Lead Niki Werkheiser presenting the space technology gaps, and will be followed by a panel discussion about power technology, gaps, and infrastructure. Participants will actively define the future through a series of breakout discussions on the challenges surrounding building a sustained presence on the Moon. Different groups will consider scenarios with different scales of power availability and identify expected capabilities and gaps within the given scenario.

LSIC's overall goal of fostering communication and collaboration among academia, industry, non-profits, and government will be advanced through this dynamic event. Please save the date to join us and add your perspective with other thought leaders and technology pioneers working on development of the lunar surface.

Logistics and Virtual Platforms

The LSIC Fall Meeting will be conducted via Zoom and Gather Town, with virtual posters also hosted on the LSIC website. Both Zoom and GatherTown can be accessed through a browser without installing additional applications. Plenary and break-out sessions will be hosted in zoom. GatherTown will be available on Day 1 (October 14th) for the poster session as well as before the meeting and during lunch. We will offer several demo sessions to familiarize attendees with GatherTown in advance of the meeting.

Presenter Information

All files required to be uploaded below by 10/11/2020 at 11:59pm EST.

Digital Posters

Each poster will be hosted on LSIC's website. This includes a thumbnail of the poster for browsing and a larger PDF for detailed viewing. Posters will be accompanied by their submitted abstracts, and authors can also choose to submit a pre-recorded overview of their topic in MP4 format, not to exceed 3 minutes. Authors can also submit their photo and contact information for display. The posters displayed on LSIC's external website will be accessible by the public.

Asynchronous Q&A

Each poster will also be displayed on its own page in LSIC's wiki powered by Confluence, where asynchronous question and answer sessions can be conducted using Confluence's "comment" tool. Anything hosted on LSIC's wiki will be restricted only to LSIC members. Authors should "watch" their poster page on Confluence to receive email notifications when comments are posted.

Live Poster Session Via Gather Town

During the time set aside in the agenda for a poster session, the Gather Town platform will be used to allow attendees to 'visit' different posters virtually, and interact real-time with authors.

Poster Submission

Posters can be submitted using LSIC's Poster Portal below. All posters should be in PDF format, and should not exceed 3840 x 2880 pixels (a 4:3 aspect ratio) or 25MB in size.

Video Overview

If you would like to provide a 2-3 minute overview video for your poster, please submit it as an MP4 file. We recommend using Zoom (instructions for cloud and local recording) or PowerPoint (first record your narration, then export it as an MP4).

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks will be presented live in the plenary session immediately preceding the poster session. Lightning talks are limited to 90 seconds long with a single slide. Your slide must be submitted in advance of the meeting.

Meeting Files & Videos (All times in EDT)

Day Session Time Title Presenter Associated File(s) Video URL Details

Call for Abstracts

We invite abstracts describing technical capabilities within the six LSIC focus areas, as well as those that identify lunar surface technology needs and assess the readiness of relative systems and components. Other topics of interest include defining the parameters and constraints of the architecture required to support a sustained presence on the lunar surface, as well as economic and policy considerations.

The six LSIC technical focus areas are:

  • Dust Mitigation
  • Excavation & Construction
  • Extreme Access
  • Extreme Environments
  • In Situ Resource Utilization
  • Surface Power

All abstracts were due by 11:59PM EDT on September 11th, 2020.

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