IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
LPSC 2015, abstracts now posted
ngunn
post Jan 29 2015, 11:06 PM
Post #1


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3429
Joined: 4-November 05
From: North Wales
Member No.: 542



http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j...0TkWD71c3ivjxJg
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil Stooke
post Jan 30 2015, 02:15 AM
Post #2


Martian Cartographer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 7171
Joined: 5-April 05
From: Canada
Member No.: 227



http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/pdf/program.pdf

This is the direct link to the abstracts page.

Phil



--------------------
... because the Solar System ain't gonna map itself.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Seryddwr
post Jan 30 2015, 11:07 AM
Post #3


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 55
Joined: 11-July 11
Member No.: 6058



Some fascinating papers here. I am particularly interested by the note in the Mars Orbiter Mission abstract that both moons have already been imaged 'a few times'. It would be interesting to know how Deimos turned out, particularly as (AIUI) none of the current orbiters have orbits that take them anywhere near it. The context almost made it sound as though the data were recovered incidentally, in the course of data gathering directed at the planet. Even so, coverage of Deimos' surface is fairly low-resolution in places, is it not? I wonder if MOM's orbit takes it anywhere near to Deimos on the way out from/in to periapsis?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil Stooke
post Jan 30 2015, 05:16 PM
Post #4


Martian Cartographer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 7171
Joined: 5-April 05
From: Canada
Member No.: 227



For answers to the above, check this one out:

http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/pdf/2123.pdf

Phil



--------------------
... because the Solar System ain't gonna map itself.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
charborob
post Jan 30 2015, 07:02 PM
Post #5


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 597
Joined: 21-September 07
From: Québec, Canada
Member No.: 3908



This paper says also that MOM's MCC (Marc Colour Camera) has returned "amazing pictures of close encounter with
comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)", but unfortunately, none are shown.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
elakdawalla
post Jan 30 2015, 07:10 PM
Post #6


Administrator
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 5027
Joined: 4-August 05
From: Pasadena, CA, USA, Earth
Member No.: 454



There are a few more images, including some mosaicked and reprojected into wide maps, in another abstract. Both are print-only, more's the pity.


--------------------
My blog - @elakdawalla on Twitter - Please support unmannedspaceflight.com by donating here.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
charborob
post Jan 30 2015, 08:30 PM
Post #7


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 597
Joined: 21-September 07
From: Québec, Canada
Member No.: 3908



The last sentence of this abstract reads thus:
"Initial phase data is trusted with only PI teams till the data sets are matured and validated."

If I understand correctly, that means we should not expect to see many images until they are deposited in the PDS archive eventually.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
elakdawalla
post Jan 30 2015, 08:47 PM
Post #8


Administrator
****

Group: Admin
Posts: 5027
Joined: 4-August 05
From: Pasadena, CA, USA, Earth
Member No.: 454



It wasn't clear to me from the abstract whether it was talking about NASA's PDS or an Indian archive that would use the PDS format and structure.


--------------------
My blog - @elakdawalla on Twitter - Please support unmannedspaceflight.com by donating here.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Lightning
post Jan 31 2015, 10:30 PM
Post #9


Junior Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 53
Joined: 15-July 09
Member No.: 4867



I had in mind there would maybe be some announcement about the selection (or not) of some missions by NASA for further studies, before LPSC. Did I misunderstand something ? Anyone has some news about it ?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcaplinger
post Jan 31 2015, 11:12 PM
Post #10


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1573
Joined: 13-September 05
Member No.: 497



QUOTE (Lightning @ Jan 31 2015, 03:30 PM) *
I had in mind there would maybe be some announcement about the selection (or not) of some missions by NASA for further studies, before LPSC.

Like what? Proposals for the current Discovery AO aren't due until 2/15 and the selection probably won't happen for ~3 months after that. AFAIK, the only AO selection pending is for the Europa instrument investigation, which isn't for a funded flight program at this point.


--------------------
Disclaimer: This post is based on public information only. Any opinions are my own.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
vjkane
post Jan 31 2015, 11:35 PM
Post #11


Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 481
Joined: 22-April 05
Member No.: 351



QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Jan 31 2015, 03:12 PM) *
Like what? Proposals for the current Discovery AO aren't due until 2/15 and the selection probably won't happen for ~3 months after that. AFAIK, the only AO selection pending is for the Europa instrument investigation, which isn't for a funded flight program at this point.


ESA is expected to announce its down selection of candidates for the M4 Medium class science mission in March

NASA is expected to announce its down selection of candidate instruments for Europa in April

NASA is expected to announce its down selection of candidates for the next Discovery mission in June

And I'm hearing from multiple credible sources that the Europa Clipper status will change for the better on Monday.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 26th June 2017 - 03:49 AM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.