Papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled “In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Field Campaigns”.
This special issue is open to all researchers who may have an appropriate scientific and/or technical paper related to the main questions about the search for, characterization, and use of in situ resources in space. This topic is timely and relevant, particularly in the context of enabling future sustainable space exploration with robots and/or humans. There have been many advances in recent years in understanding the possibilities for ISRU (in situ resource utilization) and the potential for enabling more capable long-term solar system missions. Papers are encouraged related to prospecting for resources, the rationale of using ISRU, recent technology advances, instrumentation and payloads, and/or concepts of operations in the context of ISRU field campaigns.
Papers must be submitted electronically to: http://ees.elsevier.com/asr
Authors must select “Special Issue: ISRU Field Campaigns” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2014.
Contact Jennifer.Heldmann@nasa.gov for more information.