Time:
11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Date:
16 September 2020

Engineering, Construction and In-Situ Resource Utilization on Moon and Mars

In recent years, there have been increased activities and interests in lunar and Martian exploration by the public and private sectors alike. Several national and international agencies and space industry are currently involved in the planned lunar missions. The recent United States Space Policy directs NASA to focus on lunar exploration with a new human return to the Moon and then manned missions to Mars. As the world’s space community prepares to return to the Moon with humans, this time to stay and explore other extraterrestrial bodies on a long-term basis, it is imperative that we continue to support the development of qualified engineering and construction concepts. This session consists of papers dealing with innovative design/analysis, research, development, and applications related to various aspects of engineering, construction and in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) in deep space planetary surfaces such as the Moon and Mars presented by individuals from government space agencies (NASA and others), academia as well as industry.

Moderators

  • Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, F. EMI, A.F. AIAA; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Robert P. Mueller, Exploration Systems and Development Office, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Speakers

  • Gerald Sanders, ISRU System Capability Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, TX
  • Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, F. EMI, Professor, and Jeffrey Steiner, Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Robert Mueller, Senior Technologist, Swamp Works, Exploration & Research Technologies, NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Kris Zacny, Ph.D., Vice President, Honeybee Robotics, Altadena, CA
  • Alexander M. Jablonski, Project Manager, AIT Development, David Florida Laboratory, Canadian Space Agency, Ottawa, Canada

Presentations

Current Status of NASA’s Lunar ISRU Development and Demonstration Plans for Artemis

Authors/Presenters

  • Gerald Sanders, ISRU System Capability Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, TX
  • Omar Hatamleh, Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative (LSII) ISRU Integration Lead, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Drastic Surface Temperature Variation Effects on Habitat Structure on the Moon

Authors/Presenters

  • Ramesh B. Malla, Ph.D., F. ASCE, F. EMI, Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Jeffrey Steiner, Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Planning Activities for Lunar In-Situ Surface Construction of Infrastructure at NASA

Authors/Presenters

  • Robert Mueller, Senior Technologist, Swamp Works, Exploration & Research Technologies, NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Robert Moses, Chair, ISCI Steer. Group, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Extraterrestrial Drilling: Past, Present, Future

Authors/Presenters

  • Kris Zacny, Ph.D., Vice President, Honeybee Robotics, Altadena, CA
Comments on the Lunar Seismicity

Authors/Presenters

  • Alexander M. Jablonski, Project Manager, David Florida Laboratory, Canadian Space Agency, Ottawa, Canada
  • Michael Wootton, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada