Arizona State University has been selected by NASA to design, build and operate a CubeSat mission. Cubesats are tiny satellites about the size of a shoe box. ASU will work on the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, or “LunaH-Map” for short, which will produce the most detailed map to-date of the Moon’s water deposits. ASU geologist Craig Hardgrove of the School of Earth and Space Exploration proposed the mission and will be overseeing it as principal investigator and will tell us more.
ASU Professor Mark Robinson, the principal investigator for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), discusses “Lunar Landscapes,” an exhibition of LROC images using large-scale panoramic panels and digital projection.
A look at the contemporary Western-American art of Ludvic now on exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg.
Ballet Arizona Executive Director Alison Johnston and Arizona Opera General Director Scott Altman talk about teaming-up with the Phoenix Symphony for a special performance early next year. They also speak about the new performance venues their organizations are building.
During the month of November, visitors to monOrchid gallery in downtown Phoenix have been able to take a tour of the Moon. “Lunar Landscapes” is an exhibition of large format images acquired by a team of scientists at ASU using cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The images are online at lroc.asu.edu.
ASU Professor Mark Robinson, the principal investigator for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), provides a preview of “Lunar Landscapes,” an exhibition of LROC images using large-scale panoramic panels and digital projection. The exhibition opens November 2nd at the monOrchid gallery in Phoenix.
NASA scientists spent some time in a lunar-like Arizona environment this month conducting their Desert RATS (Research and Technology Studies) tests of technology they hope to take to the moon, Mars and beyond. See what they’re working on. And hear what Kip Hodges, Director of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration has to say about the future of U.S. human space flight.
Today NASA plans to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter marking the first mission in its plans to return man to the moon. We’ll take a look at Arizona State University’s important role in the project.