CLASS Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Seminar Series: The Science and Technology of Near-Earth Asteroid Sample Return


Throughout the spring 2018 academic semester CLASS in partnership with the Florida Space Institute will be holding a seminar speaker series. The series is open to UCF researchers, administrators, and students, NASA-KSC personnel, FSI member institutions and FSI employees. Seminars last 50 minutes with 30 minutes for discussion. If you are interested in presenting, wish to recommend someone for a presentation, or would like to be on the mailing list, please contact us.


Presentations can be watched here.


Weekly Lecture Topics

SpeakerTitleDate & Time
Dan Britt (UCF)Class Organization: Advantages of Sample Return- Surface Processes and Space WeatheringJanuary 22, 2018 1:30 EDT
Mike Zolensky (JSC)Advantages of Sample Return- Petrology, IsotopesJanuary 25, 2018 1:30 EDT
Amy Mainzer (JPL)Searching for Asteroid TargetsFebruary 5, 2018 1:30 EDT
Dan Britt (UCF) and Nick Thomas (Bern)The Surfaces of Small NEOs: Challanges for SamplingFebruary 7, 2018 1:30 EDT
Josh Emery (U Tenn)Thermal Properties of NEAsFebruary 14, 2018 3:00 EDT
Dan Scheeres (U Col)Microgravity and Small BodiesFebruary 19, 2018 1:30 EDT
Josh Colwell (UCF)Electrostatic Surface Properties of NEAsFebruary 21, 2018 1:30 EDT
Humberto Campins (UCF)O-Rex Mapping and Site SelectionMarch 5, 2018 1:30 EDT
Brent Barbee (GSFC)Rendezvous Navigation: Delta V Requirements and Mission TimeMarch 7, 2018 1:30 EDT
Dante Lauretta (UAz)Leading a Sample Return MissionMarch 7, 2018 3:00 EDT
TBDHayabusa 2- Mission Plan and SamplingMarch 26, 2018 1:30 EDT
Beau Bierhaus (Lockheed)Spacecraft Issues in Sample Return and TAGApril 2, 2018 1:30 EDT
Phil Metzger (UCF)Plume Interaction on NEAsApril 4, 2018 1:30 EDT
Kris Zacny (Honeybee)Other Sampling SystemsApril 16, 2018 1:30 EDT
Scott Sandford (Ames)Sample Return Capsule: Descent, Landing, RecoveryApril 18, 2018 1:30 EDT
Marc Fries (JSC)Curating Returned SamplesApril 23, 2018 1:30 EDT