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International Space Exploration Coordination Group Assessment of Technology Gaps for Dust Mitigation for the Global Exploration RoadmapThe International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) formed two Gap Assessment teams to evaluate topic discipline areas that had not been worked at an international level to date. Accordingly, the ISECG Technology Working Group (TWG) recommended two discipline areas based on Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) Critical Technology Needs reflected within the GER Technology Development Map (GTDM): Dust Mitigation and LOX/Methane Propulsion, with this paper addressing the former. The ISECG approved the recommended Gap Assessment teams, and tasked the TWG to formulate the new teams with subject matter experts (SMEs) from the participating agencies. The participating agencies for the Dust Mitigation Gap Assessment Team were ASI, CSA, ESA, JAXA, and NASA. The team was asked to identify and make a presentation on technology gaps related to the GER2 mission scenario (including cislunar and lunar mission themes and long-lead items for human exploration of Mars) at the international level. In addition the team was tasked to produce a gap assessment in the form of a summary report and presentation identifying those GER Critical Technology Needs, including opportunities for international coordination and cooperation in closing the identified gaps. Dust is still a principal limiting factor in returning to the lunar surface for missions of any extended duration. However, viable technology solutions have been identified, but need maturation to be available to support both lunar and Mars missions.
Document ID
20170001575
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gaier, James R. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Vangen, Scott (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Abel, Phil (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Agui, Juan (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Buffington, Jesse (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Calle, Carlos (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Mary, Natalie (Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Smith, Jonathan Drew (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Straka, Sharon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mugnuolo, Raffaele (Italian Space Agency Rome, Italy)
Pirrotta, Simone (Italian Space Agency Rome, Italy)
Bedirian, Mireille (Canadian Space Agency Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada)
Lefebvre, Daniel (Canadian Space Agency Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada)
Picard, Martin (Canadian Space Agency Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada)
Tomlinson, Taryn (Canadian Space Agency Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada)
Wander, Michel (Canadian Space Agency Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada)
Wong, Henry (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Date Acquired
February 15, 2017
Publication Date
September 13, 2016
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN34100
Meeting Information
AIAA Space 2016 Conference(Long Beach, CA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 81107601.04.01.05
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNJ13RB03Z
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
dust

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