Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium Virtual Fall Meeting
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 -Thursday, October 15, 2020
Venue: Virtual (Zoom)
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.