The Lunar Exploration Renaissance


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StartFragmentThe full-day Conference will take place in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels, from 09:30 to 18:30 on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at: Research Executive Agency (REA) Covent Garden Place Rogier 16, 1049 Brussels, BelgiumEndFragment

Considering the recent developments, placing the focus the sustainable exploration of the Moon, the Conference will provide a unique opportunity to link and engage scientists, industry experts and decision-makers in a discussion on the opportunities and challenges for lunar science, technology for exploration and lunar payload accommodation prospects. The event will include a live demonstration of the robotic platform LUVMI – a lightweight rover designed to provide mobility to scientific payloads and explore Lunar resources. The LUVMI Project is implemented by a consortium of European entities with the financial assistance of Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Commission.

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Considering the recent developments, placing the focus the sustainable exploration of the Moon, the Conference will provide a unique opportunity to link and engage scientists, industry experts and decision-makers in a discussion on the opportunities and challenges for lunar science, technology for exploration and lunar payload accommodation prospects. The event will include a live demonstration of the robotic platform LUVMI – a lightweight rover designed to provide mobility to scientific payloads and explore Lunar resources. The LUVMI Project is implemented by a consortium of European entities with the financial assistance of Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Commission.

The Conference Programme:

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9:30 Welcome

9:40 Introduction

9:50 The Horizon 2020 Research Programme and the Exploration of the MoonSabri Mekaoui, European Commission Research Executive Agency

10:10 ESA and the exploration of the MoonJames Carpenter, European Space Agency

10:25 Why should we study the MoonJessica Flahaut, CNRS/CRPG

10:45 Lunar ResourcesPaul Van Susante, Michigan Technnological University

11:15 Detecting water on the MoonSimon Sheridan, Open University/LUVMI consortium

11:35 Astronomy & Astrobiology from the MoonIan Crawford, Birkbeck, University of London

11:55 Opportunities in upcoming ESA lunar missionsJames Carpenter, European Space Agency

12:15 Lunch break / Networking

13:30 The return of laser retroreflectors to the MoonSimone dell’Agnello, National Institute for Nuclear Physics

13:50 ALCHEMIST, ISRU-DM Mission and Payload OpportunitiesDiego Urbina, Space Applications Services

14:10 Bottling water on the MoonDries Demey, Qinetiq

14:30 Newton: high resolution magnetic characterisation of the Lunar surface and sub-surfaceRolf Kilian, University of Trier/NEWTON consortium

14:50 LUVMI-X: Mobile Commercial payloads on the Lunar SurfaceJeremi Gancet, Space Applications Services/LUVMI consortium

15:10 LUVMI demonstration / Networking

16:10 XRF for resource prospectingAlain Carapelle, Centre Spatial de Liege

16:30 Detecting life on Earth with LOUPE, the Lunar Observatory for Unresolved Polarimetry of EarthFrans Snik, Leiden University

16:50 Lunar ICE Cubes: your experiment on the MoonHilde Stenuit, ICE Cubes Service

17:10 Deep drilling the Moon with Electro Pulse Drilling technologySteven Krekels, VITO

17:30 Belgium and the Exploration of the MoonVeronique Dehant, Royal Observatory Belgium

17:45 Networking


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