9th MEETING OF THE NASA SMALL BODIES ASSESSMENT GROUP

July 10–11, 2013
Washington DC

Agenda

WEDNESDAY, July 10

 
8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome - Activities since last meeting (pdf) (ppt)
Mark Sykes, PSI
   
8:45–9:15 a.m. NASA Response to January, March and April Findings (pdf)
Lindley Johnson, NASA HQ
   
9:15–9:30 a.m. Summary of new Asteroid Initiative (pdf) (ppt) (to be rolled out in the end of June)
Michael Gates, HQ
   
9:30–9:45 a.m. Impact of the Asteroid Initiative on Small Bodies Strategic Knowledge Gaps (pdf) (ppt)
Andy Rivkin, APL
   
9:45–10:00 a.m. Impact of the Asteroid Initiative on the Global Exploration Strategy Roadmap (pdf) (ppt)
Kathy Laurini, NASA JSC
   
10:00–10:15 a.m. BREAK
   
10:15–10:45 a.m. Review of the Targent NEO 2 Workshop (pdf) (ppt)
Rich Dissly, Ball Aerospace
   
10:45–10:55 a.m. SBAG Questions for ARM (pdf) (ppt)
Mark Sykes, PSI
   
10:55–12:00 Noon Open Discussion of ARM and the Asteroid Initiative (Steering Committee)
  • Answers to SBAG Questions
  • Implications for Asteroid Initiative
  • Conclusions to be drawn on timing and sequencing of investments, or whether investments should be made
  • Propose findings
   
Noon.–1:30 p.m. LUNCH
   
1:30–2:00 p.m. Overview of the Chelyabinsk Impact Event (pdf) (ppt)
Paul Chodas, JPL
   
2:00–2:20 p.m. The QE2 and DA14 Campaigns (ppt) (ppt media files)
Nick Moskovitz, MIT, by Webex
   
2:20–2:40 p.m. Report on Planetary Defense Meeting in Flagstaff (pdf)
Bill Ailor, Aerospace Corp – by Webex
   
2:40–3:30 p.m. Planetary Defense Panel Discussion
(Lindley Johnson, NASA HQ; Paul Chodas, JPL; Faith Vilas, PSI; Bill Ailor, Aerospace Corp – by Webex)
  • Hazard assessments/identification (include search capabilities now and upcoming)
  • Limits to mitigation
  • What size objects do we need to worry about? Should worry about?
  • Current state of finding them and characterizing them.
  • Proposed findings?
   
3:30–3:45 p.m. BREAK
   
3:45–3:55 p.m. Status of NEOWISE Restart (pdf) (ppt)
Timing requirements
Expected results/Cost
Amy Mainzer, JPL
   
3:55–4:10 p.m. NEOCAM capabilities (pdf) (ppt)
Amy Mainzer, JPL
   
   
4:10–4:25 p.m. Status of B612 Sentinel and the Space Act Agreement (pdf)
Harold Reitsema, B612 Foundation
  • Milestone status
  • Changes to operating plan?
   
4:25–4:40 p.m. Discussion
  • Propose finding?
   
4:40–5:30 p.m. Discussion on the Impact of FY13 Operating Plan/President's FY14 Budget Request on Small Body Science and Future missions (Assessment) – Panel Discussion (Mark Sykes, PSI; Dan Britt, UCF; Bonnie Buratti, JPL; Andy Rivkin, APL)
  • What's up with the budget
  • Value of research programs to small body science
  • Value of Discovery & New Frontiers missions to small body science
  • Consistency with NRC Planetary Decadal Survey recommendations
  • Smaller class than Discovery? Need for openly competed opportunities.
  • Travel/meeting constraints
  • Propose findings
   
THURSDAY, July 11

   
8:30–9:00 a.m. Report from IPEWG (pdf) (ppt)
Patrick Michel, CNRS by Webex
   
9:00–9:15 a.m. Marco-Polo Report (pdf) (ppt)
Patrick Michel, CNRS by Webex
   
9:15–9:30 a.m. ISIS Asteroid Impact mission (pdf) (ppt media files)
Steve Chesley, JPL
  • Review of mission objectives, schedule, plan
  • Cost estimate and funding plan
   
9:30–9:45 a.m. ISIS Discussion
   
9:45–10:00 a.m. New Horizons Update (pdf) (ppt)
Will Grundy, Lowell Obs.
   
10:00–10:15 a.m. OSIRIS-Rex Status Report (pdf) (ppt)
Carl Hergenrother, U. Arizona
   
10:15–10:30 a.m. EPOXI Report (pdf) (ppt)
Tony Farnham, U. Maryland
   
10:30–10:45 a.m. BREAK
   
10:45–11:15 a.m. Dawn Mission Preparation for Ceres (pdf) (ppt)
Carol Raymond, JPL
   
11:15–11:30 a.m. USGS - An Update on ISIS as it Applies to Small Bodies and the Need for NASA Cartography Planning .(pdf) (ppt)
Timothy Titus and Brent Archinal, USGS, by Webex
   
11:30–11:45 a.m. Report on Ground-Based/Space-Based Campaign for Comet ISON (pdf) (ppt)
C. Lisse, APL
   
11:45–Noon. BRRISON Report (pdf) (ppt)
Andy Cheng, APL
  • Objective and Plan
  • Cost
   
Noon–12:30 p.m. ISON Discussion (with Lisse & Cheng).
   
12:30–2:00 p.m. LUNCH
   
2:00–2:15 p.m. Main-belt Comets and Volatiles in the Asteroid Belt – Issues (pdf)
K. J. Meech, U. Hawaii, by Webex
   
OPEN DISCUSSION WITH STEERING COMMITTEE
   
2:15–2:45 p.m. New Steering Committee Chair (August) and soliciting new committee members – process and discussion.
   
2:45–3:30 p.m. Discussion on the future roles of small bodies for science, human exploration and planetary defense
  • Unifying themes?
  • Integrating ISRU?
  • Special Action Team needs for SMD or HEOMD
   
3:30–3:45 p.m. BREAK
   
3:45–4:45 p.m. Review Findings from this Meeting and Issues to be Pursued.
   
4:45–5:00 p.m. Upcoming events.