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European Workshop on Lunar Landers Presentations and Reports

European Workshop on Lunar Landers Presentations and Reports

The European Workshop on Lunar Landers was held 15 and 16 December 2005 at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The presentations and reports from the workshop will be added here as they become available. They can be downloaded in pdf format.

15 December, ESTEC meeting room Fresnel
14:00 Introduction to the workshop: goals and context
(International Lunar Exploration Working Group ILEWG, SMART-1, LEDA/Euromoon, European Lunar Lander WG) Bernard Foing
 
14:15 Summary of SMART-1 instruments results and relevance for future missions
AMIE, SIR, DCIXS/XSM: PI teams
 
14:45 ESA/ESTEC Lunar Studies
Scott Hovland (ESA HME)
PDF
15:15 Lunar mission studies and Instrument technologies Studies
Danielle Renton (ESA SCI-A)
 
15:45 Short contributed papers:
  Challenges for a European lunar lander and Technologies for future science and exploration
  F. Câmara
"Hazard Avoidance Techniques for Vision Based Landing"
 
  Y. Gao, M. Sweeting
"Low-Cost Lunar Sample Return Micro-Mission - A Sketch"
 
  D.Talboys & M.Sims
"Instrumentation for Lunar Science and Exploration"
PDF
  Moon Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry, Search for polar ices and volatiles
  I. Crawford
"Review of scientific opportunities for lunar landers"
 
  Ph. Lognonne, T. Spohn, J. Oberst
"Lunar Geophysical and Environment Package"
PDF
  W. Thomas Pike
"A seismic sensor for shallow sounding of the lunar regolith"
 
  M.S. Bentley et al.
"POLAR: PSSRI Ongoing Lunar Activities & Research"
PDF
  Life sciences on the Moon (discussion)
N. Leys, D. van der Straeten, J. Mas, P. Ehrenfreund, G. Kminek, et al.
16:45 Possible mission profile and model payload  
17:00 - 18:15

Splinter meetings in three groups:

  • Techno: Technologies for European lunar lander and future science/exploration
  • Geo/Ice: Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry and Ice
  • Life: Life Sciences and Environment on the Moon
 
18:30

Workshop reception and poster session.
Location: Erasmus Auditorium.

Posters

M.S. Bentley, A.J. Ball, I.P. Wright, J.C. Zarnecki
"In situ measurement of space weathering in support of remote mineralogy"

F. Câmara
"Azard Avoidance Techniques for Vision Based Landing"

Y. Gao, M. Sweeting
"Low-Cost Lunar Sample Return Micro-Mission - A Sketch"

D.Talboys & M.Sims
"Instrumentation for Lunar Science and Exploration"

I. Crawford
"Review of scientific opportunities for lunar landers"

Ph. Lognonne, T. Spohn, J. Oberst
"Lunar Geophysical and Environment Package"

W. Thomas Pike
"A seismic sensor for shallow sounding of the lunar regolith"

Lunar Social Event: Moon Christmas Concert

  • Chamber Music Ensemble: The (Broken) Concert
  • Moon Christmas Carols
 

 

16 December, ESTEC, Erasmus Auditorium

9:00 Goals for Lunar landers missions:
  Lunar Landers & Exploration goals
  B. Hufenbach
"European long-term strategy for space exploration and the role of the Moon/ robotic lunar missions"
PDF
  Lunar Landers & Cosmic vision 2015-2025 themes
- What are the conditions for life and planetary formation?
- How does the Solar System work?
- What are the fundamental laws of the Universe?
- How did the Universe originate and what is it made of?
  J. Oberst et al.
"Call for a long-lived Global Lunar Geophysical Network"
 
  Astrobiology on the Moon
(moderator: P. Ehrenfreund)
9:45 Definition of lunar lander missions components:
  • Moon polar surface science and exploration
  • Lander station element
  • Rover element
  • Additional probes?
  • Orbiter and relay infrastructures
 
10:30  Ongoing related national and ILEWG activities  
11:15

Splinter meetings in three groups:

  • Techno: Technologies for European lunar landers and future science/exploration
  • Geo/Ice: Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry and Ice
  • Life: Life Sciences and Environment on the Moon
 
14:00

Mission scenarios:

  • Mission strategy
  • Implementation synergy with Exomars, US RLEP2, Chang'E, Mars Sample Return and international exploration missions
 
14:30 Reports and recommendations from splinters
 
  • Techno: Technologies for European lunar landers and future science
    PDF
     
  • Geo/Ice: Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry and Ice
     
     
  • Life: Life Sciences and Environment on the Moon
     
    15:30 General Discussion  
    16:00 Actions for proposals preparation  

     

     

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    3-Oct-2022 05:04 UT

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