Lunar Roving Adventures – Dust, Dust, Everywhere – What Are We Going To Do?

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:40 pm PST

(December 15) Lunar Roving Adventures – Dust, Dust, Everywhere – What Are We Going To Do? by Mr. Ron Creel

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AIAA LA-LV 12/15 Section e-(Town Hall) Meeting

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7 PM PST (US & Canada) (Add to Calendar)

Lunar Roving Adventures

Dust, Dust, Everywhere – What Are We Going To Do?

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Mr. Ron Creel

Retired Space And Thermal Systems Engineer

Member of the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Team

Please join us and learn more about the exciting Lunar Rovers, and the issues for dust exposure for the Lunar Missions and Human Settlement on the Moon !

Mr. Ron Creel is a space thermal and systems engineer who began his NASA career in 1965 as a co-op student at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), joining full time in 1969, after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Engineering Mechanics. Creel has more than 51 years of extensive experience on space engineering projects, both for the Government and industry.

As thermal control engineer on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Team, his responsibilities included design, test verification, and mission support engineering for the vehicle’s thermal control system – in his words, “a high-speed and challenging task on America’s spacecraft with wheels.” For his contributions, he was awarded the “Silver Snoopy,” the NASA Astronaut Corps’ own special award for outstanding performance.

Following his Apollo experiences, Creel worked on other thermal engineering projects at NASA, including the Laser Geodynamic Satellite (LAGEOS), the High Energy Astronomical Observatory (HEAO) and the X-Ray Calibration Test Facility, and performed extensive thermal/stress analytical work on Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) internal flow components.

After his NASA career, Creel performed systems engineering on Strategic Defense Initiative Organization “Star Wars” space-based defense projects including extensive field testing in the Pacific. He continued thermal engineering on several satellite programs, including the International Space Station launch-to-activation program at the Boeing Company. Ron also served as Thermal Subject Matter Expert on the Independent Readiness Review Team for U.S. Air Force satellites.

During the Apollo Moon missions using the LRV, Creel experienced the frustration of trying to cope with the adverse effects of lunar dust and is an active and enthusiastic resource for technology development efforts to develop Isolation Technologies for mitigation of adverse lunar dust effects for NASA.

He is also interested in contributing to development of nuclear systems for survival and robotic and manned exploration of the Moon. He is a much-sought-after expert and speaker who willingly describes the Apollo LRV thermal design, test verification, and mission support systems and shares experiences gained in coping with the harsh lunar environment.

He supports several educational projects, such as lectures and the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for High School and College student teams, and enjoys sharing his experience with students and young and old aerospace professionals. He has also formed a team which is developing LUROVA – the LUnar ROVing Adventures 3D “Edutainment” simulation for student involvement and challenge.

Selected Publications:

J.R. Gaier and R.A. Creel, (2005) “The Effects of Lunar Dust in Advanced EVA Systems: Lessons from Apollo,” Lunar Regolith Simulant Materials Workshop, NASA MSFC.

R. Creel, SAIC, (1995, 2004,2005) “Applying Thermal Control Experiences on the Apollo Lunar Rover Project to Rovers for Future Space Exploration,” 1995 and 2004. Linked here.

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The Exploration of the Moon and then onto Mars, by Dr. Jim Green

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:40 pm PST

(December 4) The Exploration of the Moon and then onto Mars, by Dr. Jim Green (NASA)

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AIAA LA-LV 12/4 Section (Town Hall) e-Meeting (on Zoom)Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11 AM PST

The Exploration of the Moon and then onto Mars

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Dr. James L. Green

NASA Chief Scientist

Scientists believe that the Moon was formed out of a collision between the Earth with a Mars sized planet named Theia at a very early stage of the development of the solar system. From then on, the Earth and the Moon’s evolution have been intertwined. The Moon has kept the Earth’s rotational axis pointing in the same direction providing a significant level of stability for the Earth’s climate. Today, the Moon holds many fascinating mysteries for scientists to explore. Scientifically there has been several stunning advances in lunar science and a realization that going back to the Moon will provide scientists and explorers the opportunity to live to live and work on a planetary surface. NASA’s future plan is to go to the Moon to stay and then onto Mars.

Dr. James L. Green,

Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S.A.

NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Green serves as principal adviser to the NASA administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning, science policy, and the evaluation of related investments. Prior to his appointment as the chief scientist, Dr. Green was the director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters from August 2006 to April 2018. Under his leadership, he managed the New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars just to name a few. Jim was also the lead consultant on the movie “The Martian.”

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Space Agencies and Global Collaboration for Planetary Defense

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:40 pm PDT

(October 12) Space Agencies and Global Collaboration for Planetary Defense

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October 12 at 7:00PM PDT

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Speaker: Dr. Detlef Koschny

Dr. Detlef Koschny is acting head of the Planetary Defense Office of the European Space Agency.

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Speaker: Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa

Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa is the Mission Manager for Hayabusa2 at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

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Speaker: Ms. Nancy C. Wolfson

Ms. Wolfson is a Washington, D.C. based scholar, Vice-Chair of the IAF Technical Committee on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and President of Disrupting Space, a company dedicated to analog research based in the U.S.

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Speaker: Mr. Daniel D. Mazanek

Mr. Dan Mazanek is a Senior Space Systems Engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC)

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Speaker: Mr. Alejandro Roman

He currently works as General Director of Execution and Aerospace Development of the Paraguayan Space Agency, and as an Undergraduate and Graduate Professor at the University of the Integration of the Americas – UNIDA.

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The Dragonfly Mission to Titan

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:40 am PDT

The Dragonfly Mission to Titan by Dr. Ralph Lorenz

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AIAA LA-LV e-Section Meeting

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10 AM PDT

An AIAA LA-LV Zoom event

 

The Dragonfly Mission to Titan

 

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Dr. Ralph Lorenz

Principal Professional Staff

Applied Physics Lab., Johns Hopkins University

 

Saturn’s giant moon Titan has been revealed to be remarkably Earth-like, with a landscape of vast dunefields, river channels and lakes under a smoggy sky punctuated by methane downpours. Titan serves as a frigid laboratory in which the same processes that shape our own planet can be seen in action under exotic conditions. Titan has a rich inventory of complex organic molecules that may provide clues how the building blocks of life are assembled. NASA recently selected APL’s Dragonfly mission concept as the next $1B-class New Frontiers mission to launch in 2027, to arrive in the mid-2030s.

 

Dragonfly is an octocopter lander, able to repeatedly take off and fly tens of kilometers in Titan’s dense atmosphere and low gravity to sample the surface in a wide range of geological settings. This presentation will describe the mission and how the concept was developed.

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Dr. Ralph Lorenz worked as an engineer for the European Space Agency on the design of the Huygens probe to Saturn’s moon Titan, and as a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, and since 2006, at the JHU Applied Physics Lab. His activities have centered on Titan, Cassini-Huygens and future missions there, but his interests include Mars, dust devils, sand dunes, planetary atmospheres and landscapes, and aerospace systems. He is associated with NASA’s InSight mission at Mars, the Perseverance rover, the Japanese Venus orbiter Akatsuki, and is the Mission Architect for Dragonfly, NASA’s next New Frontiers mission (a rotorcraft lander for Titan). He is author or co-author of nine books including ‘Lifting Titan’s Veil’, ‘Spinning Flight’, ‘Exploring Planetary Climate’ and ‘Space Systems Failures’, as well as over 300 journal publications.

 

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(July 17, 2021) (1) Michael Collins’ Life (2) How to Become an Astronaut (3) Astronaut Radiation Protection / Trip to the Moon and Mars (4) Driving Perseverance on Mars (Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Viking Mars Landing Anniversaries (52nd and 45th))

(July 17, 2021) (1) Michael Collins’ Life (2) How to Become an Astronaut (3) Astronaut Radiation Protection / Trip to the Moon and Mars (4) Driving Perseverance on Mars (Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Viking Mars Landing Anniversaries (52nd and 45th))

09:00 AM PDT: Welcome and AIAA LA-LV Introduction
09:10 AM PDT: Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal (No recording)
10:25 AM PDT: Prof. Paul D. Ronney
11:27 AM PDT: Prof. Dr. Sarah Baatout
12:15 PM PDT: Dr. Jeng Yen, PhD
01:35 PM PDT: Adjourn

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In the Science Fiction novel “2Reply noReply” of the Belgian author Peter Rakers about the preparation of martionauts, she plays her own character training and teaching the selected crew before their space mission to Mars.

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AIAA LA LV July 17 2021 Apollo 11 and Vikings Anniversaries
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(1) Deep Space Communications, by Dr. Jon Hamkins (2) Aerospace Robotics and Autonomy Research at Caltech (how to combine Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) with GNC), by Prof. Soon-Jo Chung

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am 1:10 pm PDT

(August 28, 2021) Deep Space Communications by Dr. Jon Hamkins

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Deep Space Communications

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Dr. Jon Hamkins
Chief Technologist of the Communications, Tracking, and Radar Division
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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(Part II: 11:40 AM – 1:10 PM PDT) an AIAA LA-LV Zoom webinar
Aerospace Robotics and Autonomy Research at CalTech
(How to combine Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) with GNC)

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Prof. Soon-Jo Chung
Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems
Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Department of Aerospace/ Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT)
California Institute of Technology

JPL Research Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
California Institute of Technology

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Dr. Jon Hamkins is the Chief Technologist of the Communications, Tracking, and Radar division at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In this role he provides strategic leadership for JPL’s developments in the areas of next generation radio frequency and optical communications, radar, frequency/timing, and quantum technologies. A graduate of Caltech and the University of Illinois, he has performed research in RF and optical communications, information theory, channel coding, synchronization, and ranging. He is currently the editor-in-chief of a JPL technical journal, the Interplanetary Network Progress Reports.
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Prof. Soon-Jo Chung is Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems in the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Chung is also a Research Scientist of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Chung received the S.M. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Sc.D. degree in Estimation and Control with a minor in Optics from MIT in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He received the B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in 1998 (school class rank 1/120). From 2009 to 2016, Prof. Chung was an associate professor and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Chung was a Member of the Guidance & Control Analysis Group in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a JPL Summer Faculty Research Fellow and Faculty Affiliate working on distributed small satellites during the summers of 2010-2014.

Professor Chung’s research focuses on distributed spacecraft systems, space autonomous systems, and aerospace robotics, and in particular, on the theory and application of complex nonlinear dynamics, control, estimation, guidance, and navigation of autonomous space and air vehicles.

He is the recipient of the UIUC Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, the Arnold Beckman Faculty Fellowship of the U of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, the AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award, the NSF CAREER award, a 2020 Honorable Mention for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award, three best conference paper awards (2015 AIAA GNC, 2009 AIAA Infotech, 2008 IEEE EIT), and five best student paper or finalist awards. He also received multiple teaching awards including the UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and the instructor/advisor for the 1st place national winning team of the AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition. The work and robots of Prof. Chung’s and his colleagues have received extensive media coverage. The robotic bat, called Bat Bot, was placed in a special exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg along with the work of virtuosos like Albrecht Dürer and Alexander von Humboldt.

Prof. Chung is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and the Guest Editor of a Special Section on Aerial Swarm Robotics published in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.
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