When astronauts first set foot on the Moon in July of 1969, the live television coverage was at the time the most-watched live program in television history. NASA’s Artemis program aims to meet President Trump’s directive to land Boots on the Moon by 2024. That leaves little time to design, test and fly the components that will allow the world to watch, live, the first Woman and next Man to set foot on the Moon. Mr. Mathis and Mr. Grubbs will discuss the challenges for imaging in deep space (beyond Low Earth Orbit), including: managing the radiation that damages sensors and electronic components, how VR and 360° cameras could be used to reduce weight and mass, how extreme temperatures complicate the operation of cameras, and how NASA hopes to utilize the “solar system internet” to leverage commercial off-the-shelf technologies.
Technical Depth of Presentation
An intermediate or advanced understanding of industry imaging standards and technologies will be helpful to follow along.
What Attendees will Benefit Most from this Presentation
Standards authors, software and hardware developers, and space fans.
Take-Aways from this Presentation
That NASA will need to utilize industry standards and modified commercial-off-the-shelf imaging technologies to develop the imaging systems that will be used for future Moon and Mars missions.