GNF: Lunar Surface Infrastructure

Day: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Time: 16:35-17:30 MSK

The major spacefaring nations are embarked in a coordinated international effort to sustain space exploration beginning at the International Space Station and moving to lunar orbit and lunar surface and then Mars.

The international Lunar Gateway, a human-tended facility in orbit around the Moon, is the next step beyond LEO in the global journey to Mars.

A Moon surface infrastructure will complement the opportunities that the Lunar Gateway offers to develop a sustainable human space exploration. It will allow to validate capabilities and enabling technologies for Mars (landers, rovers, protections from the cosmic radiations…) and will offer in-situ resources.

The panelists will discuss the main elements required to initiate the Moon surface infrastructure and will present the current plans at international level to contribute to its open architecture.

This session is organized by

Moderator

Eleonora ZEMINIANI

Human Exploration New Initiatives, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Italy

Moderator Connected Remotely

Maria Antonietta PERINO

Director for Space Economy Exploration and International Network, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Italy

Speakers

Matt DUGGAN

Mission Management & Operations Manager, The Boeing Company

United States

René PISCHEL

Head of the ESA Permanent Mission in the Russian Federation, European Space Agency (ESA)

Russia

Roberto PROVERA

Director New Initiatives & Customer Solutions Development, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Italy

Speakers Connected Remotely

John CONNOLLY

Human Landing Systems Programme, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States

Barbara IMHOF

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, LIQUIFER Systems Group (LSG)

Austria

Steve SQUYRES

Chief Scientist, Blue Origin

United States