Calendar

Apr
22
Fri
ASTR 625 – Cosmology
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
ASTR 500 – Seminar
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Colloquium: Paul Abell (Host: Nancy Chanover)
Apr 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium:  Paul Abell  (Host: Nancy Chanover) @ BX102

Asteroid Exploration

Paul Abell, NASA Johnson Flight Center

I will present the current status of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) that is planned for launch in December 2021. Specifically I will discuss how a solar-electric powered robotic spacecraft will visit a large near-Earth asteroid (NEA), collect a multi-ton boulder from its surface, perform a planetary defense technique at the NEA, and return with the boulder into a stable orbit around the Moon. I will also discuss how astronauts aboard an Orion spacecraft will subsequently explore the boulder, conduct investigations during their extravehicular activities, and return samples to Earth. I will demonstrate how the ARM is part of NASA’s plan to advance technologies, capabilities, and spaceflight experience needed for a human mission to the Martian system in the 2030s. Finally I will discuss how the ARM and subsequent availability of the asteroidal material in cis-lunar space, provide significant opportunities to advance our knowledge of small bodies in terms of science, planetary defense, and in-situ resource utilization (ISRU).

Apr
23
Sat
Cume #407
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
25
Mon
ASTR 625 – Cosmology
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Pizza Lunch: Jeremy Emmett 598
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza Lunch: Jeremy Emmett 598 @ AY 119

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ASTR110 Campus Observatory
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
26
Tue
ASTR 620 – Planetary Science I
Apr 26 @ 8:55 am – 10:10 am
Apr
27
Wed
ASTR 625 – Cosmology
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm