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    Title

    Hitchhiking to the Moon and Beyond

    Description

    Based on the significant number of robotic lunar and planetary missions of the last decade, a dramatically increased interest in exploration of the Moon, planets, and small bodies for the purpose of developing human and robotic presence beyond Earth orbit, both for science and space exploration objectives can be expected for the next decades. The renewed interest is broad and international, involving space agencies from the USA, Europe, China, India, Japan, Russia, Germany, UK, and others. Efforts like NASA Lunar Science Institute's (NLSI) rapidly growing global network of affiliates - academic and research institutions which each act as nodes within an existing network of their own partners - create demands for additional payload and flight opportunities, particularly from countries which just started their involvement in lunar exploration and science. In the future, it is expected that there will be more opportunities for ride-sharing or secondary or tertiary payload opportunities to be flown to the Moon and beyond, even as part of commercial enterprises like Google Lunar X-PRIZE missions. This session provides a forum for the exchange of ideas for such small payloads. Examples of such payloads or missions include but are not limited to: micro-spacecraft orbiters, cubesats, small probes, penetrators, micro-landers, hard landers, micro-rovers, secondary payload surface science instruments, distributed network landers, and many more. The focus of this session is on new mission concepts, technology readiness and ride-sharing requirements.

    Date

    2013-09-27

    Time

    09:45

    Room

    307B

    IPC members
    • Chairman: Dr. Leon Alkalai, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States;

    • Chairman: Dr. Rene Laufer, Baylor University / University of Cape Town, United States;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Amanda Stiles, X PRIZE Foundation;

    papers

    Order

    Presentation status

    Mode

    Paper title

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    confirmed

    15'

    piggybacking, capabilities and limits for cost efficient earth and deep space exploration

    Dr. Farid Gamgami

    OHB System AG-Bremen

    Germany

    2

    15'

    MOMENT: Magnetic Observations of Mars Enabled by Nanosatellite Technology

    Mr. Grant Bonin

    Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)

    Canada

    3

    15'

    A Proposed International Lunar Geophysical Year

    Mr. David Dunlop

    United States

    4

    confirmed

    15'

    Quantifying the Market Addressable by Google Lunar XPRIZE Teams

    Dr. Andrew Barton

    X PRIZE Foundation

    United States

    5

    15'

    Moon Express Lunar Missions Of Opportunity – Enabling Science, Exploration and Commerce

    Dr. Robert D. Richards

    International Space University (ISU)

    United States

    6

    confirmed

    15'

    Google Lunar X PRIZE-Barcelona Moon Team Update

    Mr. Marc Zaballa Camprubi

    Galactic Suite SL

    Spain

    7

    confirmed

    15'

    Landing the First Israeli Spacecraft on the Moon

    Dr. Avi Barliya

    SpaceIL

    Israel

    8

    withdrawn

    15'

    Robust unmanned planetary surface exploration through self-driven spherical rovers

    Mr. Joshua Tristancho

    UPC

    Spain

    9

    withdrawn

    15'

    GNSS to Reach the Moon

    Mr. Vincenzo Capuano

    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

    Switzerland

    10

    confirmed

    15'

    Attitude Control for Small Satellites Using Gradient-Modified Methods

    Prof. Teodor-Viorel Chelaru

    University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - Research Center for Aeronautics and Space

    Romania