The second annual Lunar Superconductor Applications Workshop (and other cold temperature technologies and science opportunities for the lunar polar regions) will be held March 15 and 16, 2012, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriot Convention Center (the same hotel as the LPSC) in Houston. Topics include high temperature superconductivity, low temperature power and electronics, cryogenic engineering and lunar science. Formal presentations are interspersed with informal design challenge discussions throughout the meeting. See more details on the website www.lsa2012.com
The single most important discovery in Lunar science is the confirmation of icy volatiles at the Lunar poles. This not only makes the Moon an exciting destination in its own right, but the Lunar poles are a Rosetta Stone for cryogenic chemistry and physics throughout the solar system and beyond.
Sessions: Thursday, March 15, 2012 • Cold Temperature Power Systems and Components • Cold Temperature Electronics • Design Challenge: LunarCubes for Deep Cryo Friday, March 16, 2012 • Cold Temperature Science of and on the Lunar Surface • Engineering Systems and Instruments for Operating in and Gathering Measurements from Cold Temperature Environments • Design Challenge: TEGA vs. RESOLVE • Keynote Lunch Speaker: David Gump, President of Astrobotic Technology Inc.