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Saturday, April 22 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Planetary Exploration Briefing

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The past year has seen some great accomplishments in planetary exploration: the launch and arrival of ESA’s ExoMars mission, the Juno mission’s arrival at Jupiter, and the launch of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample mission. This past year has also seen the selection of two new NASA exploration missions to visit unique asteroids, launching in 2021 and 2023. In addition, the Resource Prospector mission to the southern pole of the moon to demonstrate in-situ resource utilization is nearing “go for flight.” Chris Grasso and Pieter Kallemeyn will give an update on these missions and what lies ahead for space exploration.

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Dr. Christopher Grasso

Principle Engineer, Blue Sun Enterprises
Dr. Christopher Grasso is the principal engineer for Blue Sun Enterprises, Inc. He has developed software and sequences for a variety of deep space missions, including Spitzer Space Telescope, Mars Odyssey, MRO, Dawn, and Resource Prospector. He developed the Virtual Machine Language sequencing flight software for Spitzer, and versions have been used on fifteen deep space missions. He used VML to sequence the successful entry, descent, and... Read More →
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Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

System Design Lead, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn works for Lockheed Martin Space Systems here in Denver.  A graduate of the University of Colorado, he’s been involved in the design and operations of NASA missions for over 28 years.  He’s currently the System Design Lead for the InSight Mars Lander, scheduled for launch in May of 2018.


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
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