2016 LUNAR EXPLORATION ANALYSIS GROUP MEETING: FINDINGS NOW POSTED

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group was held at USRA Headquarters 1-3 November. The meeting included focused sessions including recent science results, commercial impact, lunar regolith, and new mission concepts. Congressman Jim Bridenstine (member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee) addressed the lunar community on 2 November:ย http://bridenstine.house.gov/blog/?postid=758
about the importance of space and, especially, the Moon. The outcomes of this meeting were distilled into 9 findings:

http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/leag2016/Meeting-Findings.pdf

Support for the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter mission and HEOMD involvement; an endorsement of the HEOMD-AES Small Lunar Surface Payload RFI; continued support for the Resource Prospector Mission (RPM) and LRO; a surface campaign for polar volatiles; desirability
of coordinating international polar volatile prospecting missions; support for human assisted sample return; recognition that the SLS is an enabling asset for lunar science and future SLS mission opportunities need to be supported; and support for ESA’s Moon Village concept. LEAG wishes to thank SSERVI for establishing the Hawke Early Career Travel Awards in memory of long time lunatic B. Ray Hawke.