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12th LCPM Pasadena 2017

12th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference 2017 was held on August 15-17, 2017 at Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pasadena, California, USA.


Conference report is available.

Conference program is available.

Conference book of abstracts is available.
 


Program - Presentations

Session 1: Agency Programs and Plans for Low-Cost Planetary Missions

SESS01-01: NASA PLANETARY SCIENCE DIVISION PROGRAMS IN LOW-COST MISSIONS

SESS01-02: THE CNES FRENCH SPACE AGENCY PLANETARY PROGRAM – LOW COST PERSPECTIVES

SESS01-03: ISAS/JAXA EXPLORATION PROGRAM INTO SOLAR SYSTEM

Session 2: Low-Cost Mission Infrastructure and Considerations

SESS02-01: OPAG VIEWPOINT: ARE SMALL SPACECRAFT OR LOW-COST MISSIONS USEFUL FOR EXPLORATION OF GIANT PLANETS AND OCEAN WORLDS?

SESS02-02: THE ROLE OF SMALL SATELLITES IN ADDRESSING MARS SCIENCE GOALS

SESS02-03: ARCHIVING LOW-COST MISSION DATA IN NASA’S PLANETAR DATA SYSTEM

SESS02-04: SPICE CAN HELP SMALLSAT MISSIONS OBTAIN IMPORTANT, ACCURATE OBSERVATION GEOMETRY

SESS02-05: RISK MITIGATION APPROACH FOR SMALLSATS

SESS02-06: VENUS BRIDGE: A SMALLSAT PROGRAM THROUGH THE MID 2020S

Session 3: Active Missions and Missions Currently Under Development for Launch in the Near Future

SESS03-01: CURRENT STATUS AND PROXIMITY OPERATION OF MINERVA-II ROVERS ONBOARD HAYABUSA2 ASTEROID EXPLORER

SESS03-02: ASTEROID IMPACT AND DEFLECTION ASSESSMENT (AIDA): THE DOUBLE ASTEROID REDIRECTION TEST (DART) MISSION

SESS03-03: DESTINY+: DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR AND EXPLORER TO ASTEROID 3200 PHAETHON

SESS03-04: ASTEROID RESOURCE EXPLORATION MISSION BY RECONNAISSANCE AND LANDED INVESTIGATION

SESS03-05: NEAR EARTH ASTEROID (NEA) SCOUT CUBESAT MISSION

SESS03-06: THE LUNAR POLAR HYDROGEN MAPPER CUBESAT MISSION

SESS03-07: EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF FORMATION CONDITIONS AND COMPOSITION OF COMETS AS DERIVED FROM ROSETTA’S MEASUREMENTS

SESS03-08: TWINKLE SPACE MISSION – A COMMERCIAL MISSION FOR SPACE SCIENCE

SESS03-09: Q-PACE: A CUBESAT MICROGRAVITY MISSION TO STUDY COLLISIONS IN THE PROTOPLANETARY DISK

SESS03-10: NATBIO (NATURAL BIOFILM BIOTECH) MISSION OF TEAM KILLALAB: ANALYZING THE SURVIVAL OF BIOFILMS ON LUNAR SURFACE

SESS03-11: EQUULEUS: A 6U CUBESAT TO FLY TO LUNAR LAGRANGE POINT ONBOARD SLS EM-1

SESS03-12: DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT OF THE MICROMETEOROID IMPACT SENSOR WITHIN A MULTI-LAYERED INSULATION (CLOTH) ON THE EXTERIOR THE 6U SPACECRAFT EQUULEUS

Session 4a: Science Instruments Enabling the Next Generation of Low-Cost Planetary Exploration

SESS04A-01: ADVANCES IN PLANETARY SEISMOLOGY USING INFRASOUND AND AIRGLOW SIGNATURES ON VENUS

SESS04A-02: INTERPLANETARY AND INTERSTELLAR DUST NEAR EARTH (I2-DUNE): EXPLORING THE VARIABILITY OF THE CHEMICAL MAKEUP OF SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES FROM 1 AU

SESS04A-03: ELECTROMAGNETIC HANDLING OF REGOLITH PARTICLES ON MOON, MARS, ASTEROIDS, AND COMETS

SESS04A-04: LOW-COST MAGNETOMETER FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

SESS04A-05: LOW COST BREAKTHROUGHS IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES AND INTERIOR STRUCTURES WITH PRECISION-RADIO-EQUIPPED SMALL SPACECRAFT

SESS04A-06: RADIO EMISSIONS FROM ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY IN MARTIAN DUST STORMS

SESS04A-07: THE EUROPA IMAGING SYSTEM (EIS): A CAMERA SUITE TO INVESTIGATE EUROPA’S GEOLOGY, ICE SHELL, AND POTENTIAL FOR CURRENT ACTIVITY

SESS04A-08: FLEXIBLE CAMERA ARCHITECTURE FOR GENERIC SPACE IMAGING APPLICATIONS

SESS04A-09: THE ADVANCED MULTISPECTRAL INFRARED MICROIMAGER (AMIM) FOR FUTURE IN SITU EXPLORATION OF PLANETARY SURFACES

SESS04A-10: A SMALLSAT-BASED THERMAL IMAGER WITH HIGH ACCURACY MULTIPLE SOURCE CALIBRATION SYSTEM

SESS04A-11: A LOW COST FAR-UV MISSION CONCEPT FOR PLANETARY SCIENCE

SESS04A-12: NEW GENERATION OF COMPACT COMETARY D/H SURVEY MISSION

Session 4b: Technology and Engineering Development Enabling the Next Generation of Low-Cost Planetary Exploration

SESS04B-01: CHARACTERIZATION OF PLANETARY ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS BY DOPPLER TRACKING OF A CONSTELLATION OF SMALL ENTRY PROBES

SESS04B-02: APPLYING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR EFFICIENT AUTONOMOUS DATA COLLECTION AND OPERATIONS ON PLANETARY MISSIONS

SESS04B-03: LANDING DYNAMICS OF TWO-STEP LANDING METHOD FOR SMALL LUNAR PLANETARY LANDER

SESS04B-04: SATURN SWARM STUDY

SESS04B-05: FLEXIBLE THREE PHASE BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR DRIVER FOR MEDIUM RADIATION LEVEL

SESS04B-06: COMBUSTION JOINING OF REGOLITH TILES FOR THE IN-SITU FABRICATION OF LAUNCH/LANDING PADS ON THE MOON AND MARS

SESS04B-07: ASSEMBLY OF STRUCTURES ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON BY SELF ORGANIZED ROBOTS

Invited Talk

INVITED TALK: THE JPL ‘A-TEAM’ AND MISSION FORMULATION PROCESS

Session 5:Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions, Including CubeSats, NanoSats and Others

SESS05-01: AN INTERPLANETARY CUBESAT MISSION TO PHOBOS

SESS05-02: DEEP SPACE 9 MISSION CONCEPT – SECONDARY PAYLOAD STUDY FOR THE PROPOSED NEXT MARS ORBITER

SESS05-03: RADIO OCCULTATION MISSION TO MARS USING CUBESATS

SESS05-04: MARS DARTDROP: PROBING CONTEMPORARY HABITABILITY AT RECURRING SLOPE LINEAE

SESS05-05: AEOLUS – A MISSION TO STUDY THE THERMAL AND WIND ENVIRONMENT OF MARS

SESS05-06: BENEFITS OFFERED BY A NETWORK OF CUBESAT-CLASS ROVERS FOR PLANETARY CAVE EXPLORATION

SESS05-07: SPACECRAFT PENETRATOR FOR INCREASING KNOWLEDGE OF NEOS (SPIKE)

SESS05-08: INTREPID: A FLEET OF HIGHLY AUTONOMOUS SMALLSAT NEAR EARTH ASTEROID (NEA) EXPLORERS – MISSION CONCEPT AND SCIENCE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT

SESS05-09: CHARGE: A SMALL SATELLITE MISSION CONCEPT TO EXPLORE CRITICAL, BUT CHALLENGING REGIONS AT JUPITER

SESS05-10: JUPITER MAGNETOSPHERIC BOUNDARY EXPLORER (JUMPER)

SESS05-11: JOVIAN ORBITERS LIKE THEMIS (JOLT): A MULTI-SPACECRAFT MISSION CONCEPT TO EXPLORE JUPITER’S DYNAMIC MAGNETOSPHERE

SESS05-12: EUROPA SURFACE AND PLUME SAMPLING CUBESAT EXPLORER

SESS05-13: SNAP: SMALL NEXT-GENERATION ATMOSPHERIC PROBE

SESS05-14: COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXPLORATION: MAKING SMALL LUNAR MISSIONS VIABLE

SESS05-15: MOON DIVER: A DISCOVERY MISSION CONCEPT FOR THE EXPLORATION OF A LUNAR PIT CRATER USING THE AXEL ROVER

SESS05-16: ROCKSAT: MAPPING THE MOON’S COMPOSITION AT THE 10-M SCALE

SESS05-17: THE LUNAR COMPASS MISSION CONCEPT: ROVER EXPLORATION OF A MAGNETIC ANOMALY

SESS05-18: LUNAR WATER SMALL SATELLITE MISSION CONCEPT

SESS05-19: NANOSWARM: A DISCOVERY CLASS LUNAR MISSION TO STUDY SPACE WEATHERING, THE SOLAR WIND, SURFACE WATER, AND REMANENT MAGNETISM

SESS05-20: THE LUNAR VOLATILES ORBITER: A SOLAR SYSTEM VOLATILES MISSION

SESS05-21: CUPID’S ARROW: A SMALL SATELLITE TO MEASURE NOBLE GASES IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF VENUS AND TITAN

SESS05-22: PLANETARY AERONOMY AND ATMOSPHERIC ESCAPE FROM SMALLSAT CONSTELLATIONS

SESS05-23: LAPLACE – A COMPREHENSIVE EXPERIMENTAL PROTOPLANETARY DUST GROWTH SIMULATION UNDER LONG-DURATION MICROGRAVITY CONDITIONS



International Program Committee

Chair:
    Michael Mischna, Caltech/JPL

Members:  
    Hajime Yano, JAXA
    Pierre Bousquet, CNES
    Tilman Spohn, DLR
    Sabrina Feldman, Caltech/JPL
    Craig Underwood, Surrey Space Centre
    Ryu Funase, U. Tokyo
    Julie Castillo-Rogez, Caltech/JPL
    Carolyn Ernst, APL
    Stephan Ulamec, DLR
    Nicolas Andre, IRAP
    Barbara Cohen, GSFC
    Craig Hardgrove, ASU
    Rob Ebert, SwRI
    Tony Colaprete, Ames

Local Organizing Committee

    Michael Mischna, Chair
    Gregg Vane
    Sabrina Feldman
    John Baker
    Julie Castillo-Rogez
    Christophe Sotin
    David Lehman


Conference Venue

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
1216 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA
91125, United States

The Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference (LCPM 2017) will take place at the Hameetman Auditorium of the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena California from August 15-17, 2017.

The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the center of Caltech’s campus, opened in 2009; on the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei. The Cahill Center brings together 26 astrophysics faculties into one building, providing a richer experience and interactive space that makes it the ideal location for LCPM 2017.


Key Dates

Abstract Submission                                     April 3, 2017
Registration & Accommodation Opens     April 3, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline                   May 26, 2017 at 17h00 PDT
Author Notification of Acceptance               TBD
Early Registration Deadline                        June 9, 2017
Conference Dates                                        August 15-17, 2017


Registration


To register, please click the link below:

Registration Rates
                            Early                     Regular/ Onsite
           On or before 21 June, 2017          After 21 June, 2017
Delegate         USD 475                           USD 525
Student*         USD 325                           USD 350

*Proof of status needs to be provided during the online registration process. Please provide a student card or an official letter on your institution/organization’s letterhead which indicates proof of your status as a Student.

Consent of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in LCPM-12 constitutes an agreement by the registrant to use and distribute (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received in writing at the Conference Secretariat’s address by July 17, 2017 will be accepted and all fees refunded, less a $50.00 USD administrative fee (as per Committee policy). Cancellations received after July 17, 2017 will not be refunded; however, transfer of your registration to another person is permitted by re-accessing the original delegate’s registration and replacing with the new delegate’s email and information. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

In the unlikely event that the Conference is cancelled, travel and accommodation costs will not be refunded.

Contact for Registration

For any inquiries regarding Registration and Accommodation for the 12th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, please contact our Registration Team at LCPM2017-Registration(at)icsevents.com.


Accommodation

– The Westin Pasadena ****

Book your accommodation during registration.

The Conference Secretariat (International Conference Services) is the official housing bureau for the 12th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference and will offer assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Conference. Special room rates will be negotiated and will be available to Conference delegates only.

Description

This four-star hotel is a 5 minute drive from California Institute of Technology, a 4-minute walk from the Pasadena Museum of California Art, 9 minutes’ walk from Pasadena Civic Auditorium and 2.7 miles from Rose Bowl stadium. Classy rooms feature contemporary furnishings, work desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and an exercise room. There’s a lobby bar serving snacks, plus Californian cuisine in the Spanish-style restaurant with a shaded patio. Business facilities include 29 meeting/events rooms and a business center.

Booking Terms & Conditions

A credit card is required to book your accommodation; however, it will not be charged at this time. The credit card provided must have an expiration date on or after August 2017. The hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of one night room & tax 30 days prior to the Conference. The remainder of your stay will be charged, by the hotel, to the credit card provided at check-in and is non-refundable. Cancellations can be made free of charge up to July 12, 2017. After this date, one night room and tax will be charged and is non-refundable.



Call for Papers


Abstract Submission Categories

Five areas of special interest for abstract submission have been identified. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts relating to these areas:

    Agency Programs and Plans for Low-Cost Planetary Missions
    Latest Science Results from Ongoing Missions
    Missions Currently Under Development for Launch in the Near Future
    Science Instruments Enabling the Next Generation of Low-Cost Planetary Exploration
    Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions, Including CubeSats, NanoSats and Others

Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Maximum title limit: 50 words
    Maximum word limit: 500
    Abstracts accepted in English only
    Indicate which of the five areas of special interest it best aligns with
    No tables and figures are allowed
    No references
    There is no fee to submit an abstract
    There is no limit to the number of abstracts you can submit
    There is no limit to the number of authors per abstract

 

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