NASA Interstellar Precursor Workshop

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July 16-18, 2019

Sponsored by NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

Glennan Conference Center
NASA Headquarters
300 E Street SW, Washington, DC

Description
• Purpose -In response to Congressional direction*, this workshop will develop concepts for an Interstellar Precursor Mission (IPM), including technical challenges, technology readiness level assessments, risks, and potential near term milestones and funding requirements.

• Chairs
•Les Johnson, Science & Technology Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
•Dr. Leon Alkalai, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
•Dr. Ralph MacNutt, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

•Other NASA Personnel
•Jason Derlich
•Ron Litchford
•Michael Lapointe


•Practical
•Morning and afternoon beverages and light snacks will be provided
•Food trucks will be available outside NASA HQ for lunches
•Evening dinner reservations will be facilitated
•Badging –those without CaC cards will need to pick up visitor badge (visitor requests will be made for those who register online by March 21, 2019 – otherwise bring two IDs with you)


*114th Congress, 2d Session, “COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2017”, page 60

Agenda

DAY 1


NASA HQ
8:00 Registration
8:30 Opening Remarks & Logistics
9:00 NASA Leadership Panel (SMD Director; Planetary, Heliophysics, and Astrophysics Division Directors; STMD Director)
10:00 Invited Talk –Interstellar Medium Explorer (Ralph McNutt)
10:45 Invited Talk –Solar Gravity Lens Mission (Slava Turyshev)
11:15 LUNCH


OFFSITE LOCATION
1:00 Invited Talk –Propulsion Technology Status
1:45 Invited Talk –Space Power Technology Status
2:30 Invited Talk –Communication Technology Status
2:30 Break
3:00 TBD
5:00 Adjourn


EVENING EVENT
TBD

DAY 2


8:30 Reconvene
OPEN FOR IDEAS
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Reconvene
TBD
5:00 Adjourn

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