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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Assessment of Commercial Space Platforms for Earth Science Instruments: Report Series—Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27019.
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COMMITTEE ON EARTH SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS FROM SPACE
KECK CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
OCTOBER 17
18, 2022

October 17, 2022

11:00 am EST Assessment of Commercial Space Platforms for Earth Science Instruments: Discussions with the Study Sponsor
Julie Robinson, Deputy Director for Earth Science, NASA
11:45 Rationale for Science Station (ISAM)
Bhavya Lal, NASA AA for Technology, Policy, and Strategy
12:00 pm Break
12:45 Hosted Payloads on the ISS: Lessons-Learned
  • Introduction to ISS Concept of Operations—Matt Bennett, Project Systems Engineer, JPL (10 min)
  • Benefits of Standard Instrument Interfaces—Matt Bennett, Project Systems Engineer, JPL (10 min)
  • Cost: ISS as Payload Host vs. Spacecraft—Greg Stover, ESSP Program Manager, NASA LaRC (10 min)
  • Servicing Payloads on ISS—Greg Stover, NASA LaRC (15 min)
1:30 An OSAM-Based Science Station
(Session organizer: Jason Hyon, Chief Technologist for Earth Science, JPL)
  • Enabling Technology—Rudra Mukherjee, JPL Robotics
  • Discussion with Industry Representatives:
    • Orbital Reef, A Commercial Space Station—Erika Wagner, Senior Director for Emerging Space Markets, Blue Origin
    • On-Orbit Servicing—Jared Rieckewald, Senior Director of SpaceLogistics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Assessment of Commercial Space Platforms for Earth Science Instruments: Report Series—Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27019.
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    • Persistent Platform—Al Tadros, Chief Technology Officer, Redwire Space
    • Science Benefits—Graeme Stephens, Co-Director of the Center for Climate Sciences JPL
  • Wrap-Up—Jason Hyon, Chief Technologist for Earth Science, JPL
3:00 Break
3:20 Reactions and Roundtable Discussions
  • Steve Battel, Battel Engineering Inc. (20 min)
  • Dave Schimel, JPL (20 min)
  • Roundtable Discussions (30 min)
4:30 Addressing the 2017 Decadal Survey Priorities with the Strawman Large Platform—I (continues on October 18)
  • Review of Survey-Recommended Designated Observables and Earth System Explorers: Instruments, Orbits, and Other Requirements
  • Large Platform as a Host for Earth Venture Instruments
6:00 Adjourn for the Day

October 18, 2022

11:00 am EST Update from NASA ESD Karen St. German, ESD Director
  • Programs and Plans
  • Midterm Assessment of the 2017 Decadal Survey
12:30 pm Break
1:15 Update from USGS Tim Newman, Program Coordinator, National Land Imaging Program
2:00 Update from NOAA NESDIS Steve Volz, NOAA NESDIS AA
2:45 Addressing the 2017 Decadal Survey Priorities with the Large Platform—II
4:00 Break and Committee Reconvenes in Closed Session
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Assessment of Commercial Space Platforms for Earth Science Instruments: Report Series—Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27019.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Assessment of Commercial Space Platforms for Earth Science Instruments: Report Series—Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27019.
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Space-based Earth observations enable global observations of the land surface, biosphere, solid Earth, atmosphere, cryosphere, and oceans. Earth observations from space, combined with data acquired from in situ and ground-based instruments, help scientists understand the components of the Earth system and their interactions and enable wide-ranging applications, including forecasts of weather and air quality, projections of future climate, management of natural resources, ecological forecasting, disaster management, drought and wildfire prediction, and the mapping and prediction of vector borne/animal diseases.

At the request of NASA Earth Science Division, this report assesses the potential use of a proposed multi-user, robot-tended, uncrewed commercial space platform as a potential host for a large number of Earth remote sensing instruments. Assessment of Commercial Space Platforms for Earth Science Instruments evaluates the utility and practicality of a platform in a Sun-synchronous orbit, capable of hosting 20 or more instruments.

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