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LPSC provides a great opportunity for commercial, scientific, and educational organizations to interact with international experts in the lunar and planetary sciences. Exhibitors can display their products and services or conduct hands-on demonstrations.

Exhibitors will be located in the middle of the action in the Town Center Exhibit Area where the student/scientist mixer and evening poster sessions will be held.

Featured Exhibitors —

Astrogeology Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center serves the international planetary science community by (1) conducting innovative research that advances the fields of planetary spatial data infrastructure, geoscience, and remote sensing; (2) developing state-of-the-art software and techniques for the scientific and spatial analysis of planetary data; (3) producing accurate spatial data products, recognized internationally as benchmarks; (4) establishing data archive and mapping standards that foster international consistency; and (5) archiving and distributing data and products for efficient access.

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit publisher that dates from 1534. We are part of the University of Cambridge and our mission is to unlock people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions. Visit our stand to discuss publishing with us, browse our publications, and get a 20% discount.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
The Space Exploration Sector of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) manages, builds, and operates NASA missions and conducts research on planetary, space physics, and Earth science. APL has built 70 spacecraft and nearly 300 instruments, including New Horizons, MESSENGER, Van Allen Probes, and Parker Solar Probe.

JMARS — Mars Space Flight Facility  — Arizona State University
JMARS (Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing) is a free, open-source, Java-based geospatial information system developed by the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University. It is currently used for mission planning and scientific data analysis by several NASA missions, including Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Dawn, and OSIRIS-REx.

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
In 2019, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will celebrate 10 years in orbit around the Moon. Come celebrate the scientific accomplishments enabled by this long-lived lunar mission, a mission that has reshaped our understanding of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor, built on the legacy of Apollo, and is paving the way for future exploration of the Moon and beyond.

NASA Planetary Data System
The Planetary Data System (PDS) is a long-term archive of digital data products returned from NASA’s planetary missions, and from other kinds of data acquisitions, including laboratory experiments. The archive is actively managed by planetary scientists to help ensure its usefulness and usability by the planetary science community. Archive submissions are prepared by researchers under the guidance of PDS personnel. All products are peer-reviewed, well-documented, and easily accessible via a system of online catalogs.

PROTO Manufacturing
PROTO Manufacturing’s product line includes powder, Laue, and stress diffractometers, X-ray tubes, and custom XRD systems. For more than 30 years PROTO has provided solutions for laboratory, factory, and field environments. Our AXRD Benchtop powder diffractometer provides a low-cost alternative that can meet the challenges of even the most demanding X-ray diffraction material investigation — including temperature and humidity. The larger AXRD-Theta-Theta and AXRD-LPD systems are also available to accommodate more-demanding investigations.

Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX)

The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western University is the leading organization for planetary science and exploration research and training in Canada. Our goal is to provide Canada and the global space program with the necessary expertise to design and support future planetary mission activities. Established in 2008, CPSX is home to the largest collection of graduate students and faculty in planetary science in the nation, with over 50 faculty and 30 graduate students from 11 different departments, and a growing number of alumni.

Exolith Lab
The Exolith Lab is a nonprofit extension of the Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) at UCF, dedicated to regolith simulant production and applied research. Our high-fidelity mineral-based simulants allow users to address unique science questions, and serve as a testbed to mature technologies for future human exploration including in situ resource utilization.

Lockheed Martin Space — Deep Space Exploration
Lockheed Martin Space designs, develops, manufactures, and operates spacecraft and systems in support of our military, civilian, and commercial customers worldwide. Our products include GPSIII, SBIRS, AEHF, and MUOS spacecraft for our military customers, commercial communications spacecraft for various domestic and international customers, GOES weather satellites for NOAA, the Orion Spacecraft in support of NASA Human Exploration and in support of NASA Science Mission Directorate, and the Maven, MRO, Odyssey, Juno, OSIRIS-REx, InSight, and Lucy spacecrafts/lander.

Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), managed by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), has a rich intellectual heritage in lunar and planetary science and exploration in support of NASA. LPI’s mission is to advance understanding of the solar system by providing exceptional science, service, and inspiration to the world. Come to LPI’s booth and learn about exciting opportunities and invaluable resources for scientists, postdoctoral fellows, educators, and students.

NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)/USRA
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers unique research opportunities to highly-talented U.S. and non-U.S. scientists to engage in ongoing NASA research projects at a NASA Center, NASA Headquarters, or at a NASA-affiliated research institute. The NPP supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live. NPP Fellows engage in NASA research in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and operations, space bioscience, and astrobiology.

NASA Radioisotope Power Systems Program
Powering the Exploration of the Solar System:  Building on a 50-year legacy, NASA is investing in technologies to expand our understanding of the universe. Stop by our booth and explore with us!

NASA Solar System Exploration Research Vitural Institute (SSERVI)
NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to address basic and applied scientific questions fundamental to understanding the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, the martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near-space environments of these target bodies. As a virtual institute, SSERVI funds investigators at a broad range of domestic institutions, bringing them together along with international partners via virtual technology to enable new scientific efforts.

Purdue University
Purdue’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) is dedicated to the scientific study of physical, chemical, and dynamic processes that include a broad range of phenomena from tectonics to asteroid impacts to severe weather. Come learn about the outstanding opportunities awaiting students interested in our department.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory ADS
With over 13 million bibliographic records, the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is the primary index of scholarly content in astronomy and physics. During the meeting the ADS team will showcase the main features of its new search system and interface. Stop by to learn how to use the new ADS to search for people, papers, institutions, or topics and then use the system to generate visualizations showing collaborations or research subjects.

GSA Planetary Geology Division

Planetary Geology Division (PGD) of the Geological Society of America (GSA) was founded in May 1981, almost 100 years after the founding of GSA in 1888. We invite all interested persons to join the Planetary Geology Division of GSA as we provide a voice for planetary geoscience in the 21st century. At the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the PGD helps coordinate the Stephen E. Dwornik student presentation competition.

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services, including all aspects of engineering and scientific services. With more than 65 years of experience supporting government and commercial clients across multiple markets and geographies, we have earned a reputation for excellence and outstanding technical and managerial achievements in quality, performance, and safety. Jacobs provides comprehensive planetary science research and analysis services for the NASA Johnson Space Center.

LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration
The LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration is one of the founding members of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). At LPSC, the Center will help faculty find classroom resources, advise university students about future training opportunities, and distribute educational and public outreach materials.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera SOC
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera SOC operates the LROC NAC and WAC camera onboard LRO.

MAPCIS Research
An organization dedicated to the research of the Massive Australian Precambrian-Cambrian Impact Structure, also known as MAPCIS.

NASA JSC Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division
Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science performs the physical science research at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and serves as the JSC focus for support to the HQ Science Mission Directorate. We perform research in Earth, planetary, and space sciences and the curatorial responsibility for all NASA-held extraterrestrial samples. ARES scientists and engineers support human and robotic spaceflight programs with expertise in orbital debris modeling, analysis of micrometeoroid/orbital debris risks to spacecraft, image analysis, and Earth observations.

OpenSpace, American Museum of Natural History
OpenSpace is a NASA-supported open-source interactive data visualization software aimed primarily toward planetarium display to present and demonstrate a range of space science topics. Planetary science and space mission visualization has been a central focus of development in OpenSpace. Archives of surface data across spatial scales are capable of being displayed simultaneously for context. Large-scale multi-channel display as well as single-screen graphics accelerated machines can run OpenSpace, sharing basic mouse navigation.

Orbit Beyond, Inc.
OrbitBeyond is a cislunar transportation company and an awardee of the NASA CLPS contract, providing global customers with reliable, repeated, and affordable services to the lunar surface. Our expandable spacecraft platform enables us to build lunar transportation capacity at a scale and cost that cannot be matched. This dramatic cost reduction will create new markets for discovering and utilizing resources in space, making in-space economy accessible and sustainable in the near future.

TRR 170
Late Accretion Onto Terrestrial Planets (TRR 170) is a collaborative research center funded by the German Research Foundation. Our objective is to improve our current understanding of the late accretion history of Earth, its Moon, and other terrestrial planets. During the first funding phase, 15 research projects will provide new insights into timing, chemical budget, and geodynamic implications of late accretion. An integrated graduate program supports participating Ph.D. students. Funds for workshops and visitors are available.

Exhibit Setup —
Monday, March 18, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Exhibits must be ready for the “Opening of Exhibits” that evening. All exhibits must be removed by noon on Friday, March 22.

Exhibit Hours —
The exhibit area will be open from Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21, with official exhibit hours held during the events listed below:

Monday, March 18 — Opening of Exhibits
                    Immediately following NASA Night (~6:30 p.m.) – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, March 19 and 21 — Poster Sessions
                    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Town Center will open each day at 9:00 a.m., but exhibitors are only required to be at their booths during the official exhibit hours noted above.

Questions about exhibits may be directed to [email protected].