“The Lunar Exploration Renaissance”
Space Applications Services, with the support of the European Commission Research Executive Agency, is organising the conference: "The Lunar Exploration Renaissance".
The 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)
Place Rogier 16, 1049 Brussels, Belgium
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:
9:30 Welcome – Introduction 9:50 The Horizon 2020 Research Programme and the Exploration of the Moon Sabri Mekaoui, European Commission Research Executive Agency 10:00 Smart-1 highlights and ILEWG Euromoonmars activities Bernard Foing, European Space Agency 10:10 ESA and the exploration of the Moon James Carpenter, European Space Agency 10:25 Why should we study the Moon Jessica Flahaut, CNRS/CRPG 10:45 Lunar Resources Paul Van Susante, Michigan Technnological University 11:15 Detecting water on the Moon Simon Sheridan, Open University/LUVMI consortium 11:35 Astronomy & Astrobiology from the Moon Ian Crawford, Birkbeck, University of London 11:55 Opportunities in upcoming ESA lunar missions James Carpenter, European Space Agency 12:15 Lunch break / Networking 13:30 The return of laser retroreflectors to the Moon Simone dell’Agnello, National Institute for Nuclear Physics 13:50 ISRU technologies on the Moon and Payload Opportunities Diego Urbina, Space Applications Services 14:10 Bottling water on the Moon Dries Demey, Qinetiq 14:30 Deep drilling the Moon with Electro Pulse Drilling technology Steven Krekels, VITO 14:50 LUVMI-X: Mobile Commercial payloads on the Lunar Surface Jeremi Gancet, Space Applications Services/LUVMI consortium 15:10 LUVMI demonstration / Networking 16:10 XRF for resource prospecting Alain Carapelle, Centre Spatial de Liege 16:30 Detecting life on Earth with LOUPE, the Lunar Observatory for
Unresolved Polarimetry of Earth
Frans Snik, Leiden University 16:50 Lunar ICE Cubes: your experiment on the Moon Hilde Stenuit, ICE Cubes Service 17:00 PTScientists and the return to Apollo Torsten Kriening, PTSientists GmbH 17:10 Newton: high resolution magnetic characterisation of the Lunar surface and sub-surface Rolf Kilian, University of Trier/NEWTON consortium 17:30 Belgium and the Exploration of the Moon Veronique Dehant, Royal Observatory Belgium
Registration is unfortunately closed.
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