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February 2018 OPAG Meeting

February 21–22 and February 23, 2018 Technology Forum

Wednesday, February 21
9:00 a.m. Welcome, logistics – Kunio Sayanagi
9:10 a.m. Agenda Overview – Linda Spilker
9:20 a.m. Europa Clipper updates – Bob Pappalardo
9:50 a.m. NAS Vision and Voyages midterm review – Louise Prockter
10:00 a.m. NAS Large Strategic Mission report – Ralph McNutt
Q&A  
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Europa Deep Dive and future workshops – Louise Prockter
10:55 a.m. Spatial Data Infrastructure for Europa Exploration – Michael Bland
11:00 a.m. Cassini update – Linda Spilker
11:30 a.m. Juno update – Scott Bolton
Q&A  
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. NASA PSD Updates and PSD responses to OPAG findings – David Schurr
Q&A  
2:30 p.m. JWST update – Stefanie Milam
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Science talk: Triton – Terry Hurford
3:30 p.m. Preliminary OPAG Findings and discussion
4:00 p.m. Poster 2-minute oral summaries
4:30 p.m. Poster session
5:30 p.m. Reception at Virginia Air and Space Center
7:00 p.m. Public Talk “Chronicles of the Unknown: Launch Preparation for the James Webb
Space Telescope“ at Virginia Air and Space Center – Stefanie Milam
   
Thursday, February 22
9:00 a.m. JUICE update – Claire Vallat
9:30 a.m. Europa Lander Science – Kevin Hand
Future mission concepts to outer planet systems:
10:00 a.m. Future exploration of ice giant systems and KBO planets – Amy Simon
10:20 a.m. Break
10:40 p.m. Dragonfly mission concept – Zibi Turtle
11:00 p.m. Next steps in life detection at Enceladus
1. Chris McKay
2. Jonathan Lunine
11:40 p.m. Deep Access to Ocean Worlds (KISS study) – Christophe Sotin
Q&A  
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. 2-minute presentations of science nuggets
1:15 p.m. NASA's Role in Training a Diverse Next Generation of Space Scientists – Calvin Lowe
1:45 p.m. Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds – Amanda Hendrix and Terry Hurford
2:15 p.m. Updated OPAG Goals document leading to next Decadal Survey – OPAG Steering Committee
2:45 p.m. Discussion of goals document
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Discussion of draft findings – Linda Spilker, everyone
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
Friday, February 23 Technology Forum
8:30 a.m. Mission designs for Outer Planet missions (Astrodynamics) – Ryan Russell - .mov
8:50 a.m. Aerocapture – Tom Spilker
9:10 a.m. TPS for Outer Planet Missions/Probes – Raj Venkatapathy and Helen Hwang
9:30 a.m. Communications and Radio Science - Joseph Lazio
Discussion  
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
Power – status and future needs
10:15 a.m. RPS – June Zakrajsek
10:30 a.m. Solar Power Assessment – Rao Surampudi
10:45 a.m. Energy Storage Assessment – Rao Surampudi
11:00 a.m.

Outer Planet mission studies and Technology needs

Discussion Effect of advanced technologies or larger launch vehicles e.g. SLS and larger antenna/advanced comm. system, Autonomy etc
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Ocean Worlds  Technologies for Ocean Worlds with no atmospheres

Discussion Advances in the next decade and general Titan Technology needs
3:00 p.m. Outer Planetary Probe Mission Technologies – Tom Spilker for Dave Atkinson (for Amy Simon)
3:30 p.m. Wrap-up– Pat/Linda
4:00 p.m. Adjourn