Meeting Location and Date
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG 2017) will be held October 10–12 at the Universities Space Research Association Headquarters at 7178 Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia, Maryland.
Purpose and Scope
The theme of this year’s meeting is Science Enabled by Getting to the Surface. It will be explored through a series of Oral sessions and a Poster session on the evening of 10 October. The poster session will coincide with the Welcome Reception that is sponsored by Moon Express and we are trying to secure an evening guest speaker. More details will be released closer to the time of the meeting.
The annual meeting will bring together scientists, engineers, industry/private sector, and government personnel to explore and develop lunar exploration strategies that benefit all constituencies that LEAG represents, and promote solar system exploration through the use of lunar resources.
The meeting goals are three-fold:
- Explore science-exploration-commercial synergies that focus on NASA’s Strategic Knowledge Gaps (SKGs) and lunar resources.
- Facilitate the establishment of public-private partnerships for lunar exploration including humans to the surface of the Moon.
- Provide a forum for community updates and input into the issues that affect lunar science and exploration.
The meeting will result in a series of findings formulated through community consensus that will be published on the LEAG website and forwarded to NASA HQ (SMD and HEOMD). Time for discussion and community input will be made available during each session.