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11th LCPM Berlin 2015

11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference (LCPM)

International Academy of Astronautics
 
11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference (LCPM)
 
June 09-11, 2015
Berlin, Germany

 


The 11th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, LCPM-11, was held on June 09-11, 2015 at the Archenhold Sternwarte (Einsteinroom) in Berlin, Germany.

RATIONALE: The focus of the 11th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference is on missions characterized by those of NASA's Discovery program and ESA's Cosmic Vision Small Class and Medium program. These missions of scientific exploration are conducted at a fixed cost that includes spacecraft and science payload development, launch, operations, science data analysis, and all relevant mission-specific technology development. Other relevant examples of low-cost planetary missions include JAXA's Hayabusa missions and ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 mission. In addition, the 11th LCPM will also provide a forum for the presentation of technical solutions and ideas for Nano- and Cube-Sats.

The conference is a forum for planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials to gather for the exchange of information and ideas for making this class of robotic mission richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost. The conference will be conducted fully in sequential plenary sessions, augmented by one or more poster sessions.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:


KEY DATES:

Abstract submission deadline: March 2nd, 2015
Early registration deadline: April 4th, 2015

HONORARY CHAIR:

G. Madhavan Nair, President, IAA; Past Chair, ISRO
Hansjörg Dittus, Member of the Executive Board for Space Research and Technology, DLR

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Tilman Spohn, DLR; IAA (Chair)
Gregg Vane, Caltech/JPL; IAA
Steven P. Arnold, Johns Hopkins University
Klaus Brieß, TU Berlin
Jörn Helbert, DLR
Ralph Jaumann, DLR
Yoshikawa Makoto, JAXA
Carol Raymond, JPL
Kim R. Reh, Caltech/JPL
Andreas Rittweger, DLR
Maria Cristina de Sanctis, IASP, INAF
Stephan Ulamec, DLR
Hajime Yano, JAXA

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Tilman Spohn, DLR; IAA (Chair)
Barbara Stracke, DLR
Marina Korsitzky, DLR
Ulrich Köhler, DLR
Henriette Urban, ConTour GmbH

CONTACT:

lcpm11(at)dlr.de


Scientific Program and Sessions

Session 1: Agency Programs and Plans for Future Low-Cost Planetary Missions
Tilman Spohn (DLR; IAA ), Gregg Vane (Caltech/JPL; IAA) and Hajime Yano (JAXA)

Session 2: Latest Science Results from On-Going Missions
Ralf Jaumann(DLR) and Maria Christina de Sanctis (IASP)

Session 3: Missions Currently Under Development for Launch in the Near Future
Stephan Ulamec (DLR) and Yoshikawa Makoto (JAXA)

Session 4: Science Instruments Enabling the Next Generation of Low-Cost Planetary Exploration
Joern Helbert (DLR) and Carol Raymond (JPL)

Session 5: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions including Cubesats, NanoSats and others
Klaus Brieß (TU Berlin) and Kim R. Reh (Caltech/JPL)

Session 6: Low Cost Launchers
Andreas Rittweger (DLR) and Steven P. Arnold (Johns Hopkins University)


Key Dates
 
Jan 13th, 2015:       Opening of registration and contributed abstract (oral and poster) submission
Mar 2nd, 2015:        Abstract submission deadline
Apr 4th, 2015:         Early registration deadline
May 29th, 2015:      No refund of the registration fee after cancellation will be possible.
Jun 8th, 2015:         Icebreaker at the Archenhold Observatory
Jun 9-11th, 2015:   Conference
Jun 10th, 2015:       Reception and buffet dinner at the Berlin Museum of Natural History


Venue


The LCPM-11 will be held at the Archenhold Observatory in Berlin, which was founded in 1896 and is the oldest and largest public observatory in Germany. Its landmark is the enormous telescope, the longest refracting telescope on Earth, which has a focal length of 21 meters. Furthermore, the observatory possesses owns further modern telescopes and a Zeiss Minor Planetarium.
 
Archenhold Sternwarte

Alt-Treptow 1
12435 Berlin
DIRECTIONS

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Program

 

 

June 8th

 

 

17:00 - 19:00

Ice Breaker (incl. Registration)

 

June 9th

 

 

08:00

Registration

09:00

Welcome

Hansjörg Dittus (DLR)

Session 1: Agency Programs and Plans for Future Low-Cost Planetary Missions
Co-Chairs: Tilman Spohn (DLR; IAA ), Gregg Vane (Caltech/JPL; IAA) and Hajime Yano (JAXA)

09:15

NASA's Plans for Low Cost Planetary Missions

Jim Green (NASA)

09:40

ESA's Plans for Low Cost Planetary Missions

Alvaro Giménez (ESA)

10:05

Jaxa's Planetary Exploration Programs: Recent Low Cost Missions and Future Plans

Takashi Kubota (JAXA)

10:30

Russia's Plans for Low Cost Planetary Missions

Alexander Zakharov (IKI)

10:55

Coffee Break

Session 2: Latest Science Results from On-Going Missions
Co-Chairs: Ralf Jaumann(DLR) and Maria Christina de Sanctis (IASP)

11:25

ESA/Mars Express major achievements

Jean-Pierre Bibring (IAS) et al.

11:40 Venus Express - what have we learned

Colin Wilson (Oxford University) et al.

11:55

Development and Initial Operation Results of a Low-cost 50kg-class Deep Space Exploration Micro-Spacecraft PROCYON

Ryu Funase (University of Tokyo)

12:10

Latest Results from the Dawn at Ceres mission

Carol Raymond (JPL) et al.

12:25

Lunch

13:30

Startling Discoveries from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Mark Robinson (Arizona State University)

13:45

Philae - Landing and Science Operations on a comet

Stephan Ulamec (DLR) et al.

14:00

US Rosetta – Lessons Learned from Low Cost Participation in Flagship Missions

Arthur Chmielewski (JPL) et al.

14:15

The Science of Sample Return Missions Hayabusa and Hayabusa2

Makoto Yoshikawa (JAXA) et al.

Session 3: Missions Currently Under Development for Launch in the Near Future
Co-Chairs: Stephan Ulamec (DLR) and Yoshikawa Makoto (JAXA)

14:30

InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport)

Bruce Banerdt (JPL) and Tilman Spohn (DLR)

14:45

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS)

Juan Cabrera (DLR) et al.

15:00

The PLATO 2.0 Mission

Heike Rauer (DLR) et al.

15:15

MASCOT: Overview of the French Contribution and Mission Analysis of Descent Trajectory Studies and Perspectives

Muriel Deleuze (CNES) et al.

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

The Development and first Cruise Activity of the MASCOT Lander onboard the Hayabusa 2 mission

Tra Mi Ho (DLR) et al.

16:15

Small Carry-on Impactor of Hayabusa2

Takanao Saiki (JAXA) et al.

16:30

Asteroid Impact Mission: a unique small mission of opportunity

Ian Carnelli (ESA) et al.

16:45

AIDA/DART: Double Asteroid Redirection Test

Andrew Cheng (JHU/APL) et al.

17:00

JPL’s Planetary CubeSat Missions in Implementation: MarCO, Lunar Flashlight, and NEA Scout

Andreas Frick (JPL) et al.

17:15

IKAROS and Solar Power Sail-craft Missions for Outer Planetary Region Exploration

Osamu Mori (JAXAs) et al.

17:30

Venus orbit re-insertion (VOI-R) of AKATSUKI in December, 2015

Masato Nakamura (ISAS) et al.

17:45

Small lunar-lander “SLIM” for the pinpoint landing technology demonstration

Shin-ichiro Sakai (JAXA) et al.

18:00 – 19:30

Poster Session: LCPM-11: Science and Engineering Posters

 

 

June 10th

 

 

Session 4: Science Instruments Enabling the Next Generation of Low-Cost Planetary Exploration
Co-Chairs: Jörn Helbert (DLR) and Carol Raymond (JPL)

08:30

Low Cost Optical Systems for Future Planetary Missions

Harald Michaelis (DLR) et al.

 

08:45

Development of Micro Deployable Camera (DCAM) Series for IKAROS and HAYABUSA2

Hirotaka Sawada (JAXA) et al.

09:00

The Stereo Camera on the BepiColombo mission, a novel approach

Gabriele Cremonese (INAF) et al.

09:15

3D Radar Imaging of Cometary Interiors

Erik Asphaug (ASU) et al.

09:30

A Multi-Channel Tunable Laser Spectrometer for in Situ Measurement of Planetary Atmospheres

Scot Rafkin (Southwest Research Institute) et al.

09:45

Mini-Raman Spectrometer System for Planetary in-situ Exploration

Ute Böttger (DLR) et al.

10:00

Thermal Mapper concept to study volcanism on Io

Alessandro Maturilli (DLR) et al.

10:15

Mature Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Resource-Limited Missions

Ricardo Arevalo (NASA) et al.

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

The SWIM-family of miniature ion mass analyzers

Martin Wieser (Swedish Institute of Space Physics) et al.

11:15

Developments in Highly Compact Ion Trap Mass Spectrometers and Micromachined Gas Chromatographs for Planetary Missions

Murray Darrach (JPL) et al.

11:30

Next Generation Dust Astronomy

Ralf Srama (IRS) et al.

11:45

VISTA, a light and cheap sensor to measure volatile amount and dust deposition

Ernesto Palomba and Andrea Longobardo (IAPS-INAF) et al.

12:00

Ultrasonic microsorters for dust samples handling in planetary exploratory missions

Itziar Gonzalez (CSIC) et al.

12:15

Lunch

13:30

A Next Generation Heat Flow Probe for Planetary Missions

Jerzy Grygorczuk (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Matthias Grott (DLR) et al.

13:45

HP3-RAD: A Compact Radiometer Design for In-Situ Exploration

Emanuel Kopp (DLR) et al.

14:00

Low Cost Hyperspectral Systems for Planetary Atmospheric and Surface Studies in the Visible, NIR and SWIR Range

Andreas Eckart (DLR) et al.

14:15

From Performance Optimization to Simulation-based Forensic Engineering – An extensive Approach for Dynamic Modeling of the HP³-Mole for InSight

Roy Lichtenheldt (DLR) et al.

Session 5: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions including Cubesats, NanoSats and others
Co-Chairs: Klaus Brieß (TU Berlin) and Kim R. Reh (Caltech/JPL)

Session 5.1: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions

14:30

SELMA mission: revealing the origin of the lunar water

Stas Barabash (Swedish Institute of Space Physics) et al.

14:45

LADEE’s Low-Cost Approach and Success Contributing to Future Low-Cost Missions

Dawn McIntosh (NASA) et al.

15:00

Asteroid Kinetic Impactor Mission Concepts

Steven Chesley (JPL)

15:15

The Nautilus mission

Pierre Vernazza (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) et al.

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

VERITAS – a Discovery-class Venus surface geology and geophysics mission

Antony Freeman (JPL) et al.

16:15

Low cost mission to measure noble gases and their isotopic ratios in Venus atmosphere

Christophe Sotin (JPL) et al.

16:30

The Advanced Jovian Asteroid Explorer

John Mustard and Andrew Rivkin (APL) et al.

16:45

The Io Volcano Observer (IVO) for NASA Discovery 2015

Alfred McEwen (University of Arizona) et al.

17:00

The Main-belt Asteroid and NEO Tour with Imaging and Spectroscopy (MANTIS)

Andrew Rivkin (APL) et al.

Session 5.2: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Spacecrafts, NanoSats and other Flying Platforms

17:15

A System of Technologies for Future Robust Deep Space Spacecraft

Patricia Beauchamp (JPL) et al.

17:30

Nanosats and Microsats in Deep Space – on track for exponential growth?

Antony Freeman (JPL) et al.

19:00 – 22:00

Reception and buffet dinner at the Berlin Museum of Natural History

 

June 11th

 

 

08:30

Mars-Moons Exploration, Reconnaissance and Landed Investigation

Scott Murchie and Andrew Rivkin (APL) et al.

08:45

PhoDEx —  a low-cost mission to explore the Martian satellite system

Kai Wickhusen (DLR) et al.

09:00

Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform (VAMP) – A Low Cost Pathfinder Mission Concept

Greg  Lee (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems) et al.

09:15

Multipurpose satellite platform for astrobiological investigation

Christian Schultz (DLR) et al.

09:30

Plume-Catchers searching for signatures of life on the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn

Jean-Pierre de Vera (DLR) et al.

09:45

Active DNA Repair on Interplanetary Transport of Microbes (ADRoIT-M)

Wayne Nicholson (University of Florida) et al.

10:00

NanoSpacecraft as deployable secondary payloads for science enhancements and technology demonstrations on planetary missions

Andreas Frick (JPL) et al.

10:15

Coffee Break

Session 5.3: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions including Cubesats

10:45

Preparation Missions and Exploration Opportunities for Nano Satellites and Other Small Satellites

Rene Laufer (CASPER)

11:00

Science Case for Planetary Exploration with Planetary CubeSats and SmallSats

Julie Castillo-Rogez (JPL) and Ralf Jaumann (DLR)

11:15

Opportunistic Comet Close Approach Mission (OCCAM)

Julie Castillo-Rogez and Andreas Frick (JPL) et al.

11:30

CubeSats as innovative but low-cost science platforms for planetary exploration

Andreas Elsaesser (Leiden University) et al.

11:45

Radiation testing for the Jovian environment: RATEX-J on a CubeSat and in the laboratory

Birgit Ritter and Stas Barabash (Swedish Institute of Space Physics) et al.

12:00

FastTrack to the Moon: Technology Development of the Low-Cost Swirl Lunar CubeSat Mission Concept

Jekan Thangavelautham (ASU)

12:15

Lunch

Session 5.4: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Rover and Robotic Missions

13:15

Nanoscale landers and instrument carriers: enhancing larger mission's science return by investing in low cost solutions: the MASCOT-1 to X and ROBEX examples

Caroline Lange (DLR) et al.

13:30

Development of MINERVA-II2, a Micro-Robot for Asteroid Surface Exploration with Innovative Mobility

Kenji Nagaoka and Kazuya Yoshida (Tohoku University) et al.

13:45

Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies

Marco Pavone (Stanford University) and Andreas Frick (JPL) et al.

14:00

Low-Cost Rovers for Exploration of Lunar Lava Tubes

Kazuya Yoshida (Tohoku University) et al.

14:15

MINERVA-II rovers developed for Hayabusa-2 mission

Tetsuo Yoshimitsu (JAXA) et al.

14:30

From Small Satellites to Planetary Rovers and Space Probes - a University Approach

Klaus Brieß (TU Berlin) et al.

14:45

Coffee Break

Session 5.5: Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Lander and Hopper Missions

15:15

Micro Probe for Exploration of Potential Lunar Lava Tube

Graham Dorrington (SAMME)

15:30

Sampling of Regolith on the Moon and Mars Utilizing Electrostatic Force, Magnetic Force and Mechanical Vibration

Hiroyuki Kawamoto (Waseda University) et al.

15:45

The Planetary Highland Terrain Hopper (HOPTER): the right way to jump into conclusions

Daniel Mège (PAN) et al.

16:00

Geophysical Exploration of Binary Asteroids using Surface Packages: The BASiX Mission

Daniel Scheeres (University of Colorado) et al.

16:15

Multiplying Mars Lander Opportunities with MARSdrop Microlander

Robert L. Staehle (JPL) et al.

16:30

Mars Rover Mission for EDL Technology Demonstration and Life Search

Kazuhisa Fujita (JAXA) et al.

16:45

The Biological Oxidant and Life Detection (BOLD) mission: A proposal for a low-cost mission to Mars

Dirk Schulze-Makuch (TU Berlin) et al.

17:00

Farewell

Science and Engineering Posters

 

The poster session will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Archenhold Sternwarte.

NOTE: The poster size should be DIN A0 in portrait (height: 119 cm and width: 84 cm).

 

No.

Title

Authors

P01

Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS)

Steve Arnold (The Johns Hopkins University) et al.

P02

Bridging the Gap between Systems Engineering and Detail Studies

Tobias Bellmann (DLR) et al.

P03

IPS - an autonomous navigation system for future planetary exploration missions

Anko Börner (DLR) et al.

P04

Study and Development of Gas-Liquid Equilibrium Pressure Regulator System

Toshihiro Chujo (University of Tokyo) et al.

P05

To change the spin of an asteroid – a kinetic-impactor demonstration mission

Line Drube (DLR) et al.

P06

Assessment of uSat Constellation for a Small Body Science Mission

William Frazier and Kim R. Reh (JPL)

P07

Investigating Trojan Asteroids at the L4/L5 Sun-Earth Lagrange Points

Kristen John (NASA) et al.

P08

Low-Cost Planetary Science with Balloon Borne Observatories: Achieving Space Quality Science at a Down-to-Earth Price

Tibor Kremic (NASA) et al.

P09

Space-based Solar System Surveys

Roger Lee (JPL) et al.

P10

Sampling of Regolith on Asteroids Utilizing Electrostatic Force

Adachi Masato (Waseda University) et al.

P11

Hydrologic Orbiting Observatory (H2O) for Mars

Alfred McEwen (University of Arizona) et al.

P12

The Study of Planet Formation and Asteroid Surfaces Using a CubeSat Laboratory

Viranga Perera (Arizona State University) et al.

P13

PANDORA: A proposed Discovery mission to the moons of Mars

Carol Raymond (JPL) et al.

P14

Reducing Costs through Collaborative Enginering across all Phases of the Mission

Gert Villemos (CGI)

P15

On Yuzhnoye Approach to Creation of a Family of Low Cost Launchers  for Space Exploration

Olexander Degtyarev and Oleh Ventskovsky (Yuzhnoye European Representation) et al.

P16

A Versatile, Low Cost Interplanetary Cruise Stage/Carrier Vehicle for Solar System Exploration

Ronald Polidan (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems) et al.

P17

Epsilon Launch Vehicle's Development Status For The Further Evolution

Ryoma Yamashiro (JAXA) et al.

P18

Studying volcanism and surface composition of Venus with the highly integrated Venus Emissivity Mapper suite

Jörn Helbert (DLR) et al.

P19

Coaching MASCOT for broad-jumping: Multi-criterial optimization of the arm trajectories for MASCOT’s hopping

Roy Lichtenheldt (DLR) et al.

P20

MASCOT - Asteroid Lander with innovative Mobility Mechanism

Hans-Jürgen Sedlmayr (DLR) et al.

P21

ARNE – Exploring the Mare Tranquillitatis Pit

Mark Robinson (Arizona State University) et al.

P22 Cheops Mission: A Low Cost Platform for Science A. Borges et al. (Space Systems - Airbus Defence and Space)

P23

The Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer APXS on Rosetta Philae

Goestar Klingelhoefer (Universtät Mainz) and Jordi Girones Lopez  (Universtät Mainz) et al.

P24

Empirical photometric correction on VIR-Dawn data for Ceres

Andrea Longobardo (IAPS-INAF) et al.

P25

Low-cost science instruments onboard Korean microsatellites

Jaeheung Park (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) et al.

P26

VAMP Science Instrument Accommodations and Performance Capabilities

Floyd Ross (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems) et al.

P27

The miniaturized Mössbauer spectrometer MIMOS II for the in situ exploration of Mars, the Moon, and asteroids

C. Schröder (University of Stirling) and Goestar Klingelhoefer (Universtät Mainz) et al.

P28

Miniaturized LIBS system for planetary exploration

Susanne Schröder (DLR) et al.

P29

Strontium iodide gamma ray spectrometer for low-cost planetary missions

T. Prettyman (Planetary Science Institute) et al.

P30

Miniature Thermopile Imager Performance for Small Body Missions

 

E. Brageot et al.

IAA                        DLR                        ASI

 

China National Space Administration                    CNES                         CSA ACS

 

ESA                          IKI                           ISRO        

 

JAXA                         JPL                           NASA

 

POCKOCMOC                        UK Space Agency         

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