We Are Going, and The Technologies to GeT Us There
Wednesday 23 October 2019, 17:05 – 17:50
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom C
The renewed focus on Lunar exploration by the United States will require significant technology investments in order to ensure it will be affordable and sustainable. Specifically, utilization of resources found on the Moon will be a critical enabler in both cost savings and reduced mass lift requirements of future sustainable exploration. This panel will explore the state of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) and how its development an application will impact the future of lunar exploration as well as how these advancements will set the foundation for exploration of Mars and beyond.
In this highly-interactive session, each panelist will briefly discuss their organizations plans for ISRU technology development with the goal of enabling Lunar and eventually Mars crewed exploration. Following these opening remarks, the panelists will take questions from the audience and participate in an interactive discussion with the community on exploration technology topics.
Geologist, In-Space Manufacturing Engineer, Jacobs Corporation
Professor, Colorado School of Mines