Space analogue facilities can include ground-based environments for humans and robotic exploration and habitation; ground-based satellite calibration and validation and space environment testing facilities. Analogue facilities provide a faster and less expensive method for testing devices and countermeasures before they are launched into space. Australia’s location, infrastructure, scientific facilities, international collaborative networks and access to extreme environments from deserts to the Antarctic, open huge opportunities for growth in simulating the environment in space, in particular supporting new space bio-medicine, bio-health technologies to optimise human performance in space missions and harness CSIRO’s Regolith expertise coupled to our remote regolith dominated environments that geologically mimic Martian and Lunar materials in certain areas.

This workshop aims to understand the current status and growth areas for analogue research in Australia through engagement with Australian universities, industry, government and relevant societies.

Pricing

  • Free

Event date: 20Feb 2020

Thursday 20 Feb 2020

CSIRO Kintore Ave

  • 9.15am to 5.00pm (the day after the 9th Australian Space Forum)

13 Kintore Ave, Adelaide SA
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Workshop scope:

Space analogue facilities can include ground-based environments for humans and robotic exploration and habitation; ground-based satellite calibration and validation and space environment testing facilities. Analogue facilities provide a faster and less expensive method for testing devices and countermeasures before they are launched into space. This workshop aims to understand the current status and growth areas for analogue research in Australia through engagement with Australian universities, industry, government and relevant societies.

The workshop aims to identify:

  1. What analogue facilities are currently available within Australia?
  2. Are there additional analogue facilities that Australia could host, and what our competitive advantage in hosting them would be?
  3. What new future science can be done from existing and potential facilities that would offer new opportunities to the Australian space sector?
  4. For 2 and 3, is there a role for CSIRO, and what is it?

Expected outcomes:

Raised awareness and collaboration opportunities. A Report summarising workshop (participants, etc) and containing detailed responses to workshop aims.

Organisers:

Jason Dowling, Nathan O'Callaghan, Jennifer Zhu, Andrew Laslett.

Agenda

Time Activity
Date: Thursday 20th February 2020 9.15am - 5.00 pm (the day after the 9th Australian Space Forum)
Venue: CSIRO Kintore Ave site, Adelaide Maximum Capacity: ~50 people (room in theatre more)
9:15am Welcome - Jason/Nathan
9:20am - 9:35am Overview (10 min x 2)
Kimberley Clayfield (CSIRO Space Technology Future Science Platform)
Aude Vignelles (Australian Space Agency)
9:35am - 10:00am International perspective
Erik Antonsen MD, Assistant Director Human System Risk Management
NASA Johnson Space Center
10:00am - 10:15am Morning Tea
10:15am - 11:30am Session 1 - (6 speakers, 12 mins each) NASA and ESA experience
Jeff Ayton (Australian Antarctic Division)
Gordon Cable (ASAM, analogue experience, space medicine)
Andrea Boyd (ESA mission control, analogue support experience)
Jon Clarke (Mars Society, Australian analogues)
Penny King (ANU, Curiosity rover team, Martian simulation)
Steven Moore (UCQ, long-duration space flight, NASA studies)
11:30am - 12:00pm Discussion 1
12:45pm - 2:00pm Session 2 - (6 speakers, 12 mins each) Testing facilities, radiation and microgravity
Anna Moore (ANU, Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre)
Anatoly Rozenfeld (UoW, space radiation and human health, NASA/ESA studies)
Zdenka Kuncic (USyd, space radiation and human health)
Joshua Chou, (UTS, microgravity simulation and ISS)
Sarah Jane Pell (Monash, analogue experience, neutral buoyancy for microgravity simulation)
Kieran Blair (Beingssystems, parabolic flights)
2:00pm - 2:30pm Discussion 2
2:30pm - 2:50pm Afternoon tea
2:50pm - 4:05pm Session 3 - (6 speakers, 12 mins each) National facilities and analogue experience
Jon Clarke (Australian Centre for Astrobiology)
Annalea Beattie (Mars Society, analogue experience)
Guy Murphy (Mars Society, analogue experience)
Cindy Ong (CSIRO, ground-based satellite calibration and validation)
Joe Perkins (CSIRO minerals, ISRU/digital twins)
4:05pm - 4:35pm Discussion 3
4:35pm - 4:55pm Discussion – next steps
5:00pm Close

Science areas: Health and Biological sciences and Space

Event type: Exhibition or workshop