Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
SOCS 1 will provide insights into using the region between low-Earth-orbit and the Moon’s far side halo orbit (LL2) as a proving ground for missions of a far greater scope. This region, called Cislunar space, is closer and more accessible than other places in our Solar System making it a better location for testing game-changing concepts related to the exploration of space.
Mankind has the most marginal of understandings when it comes to the moons of the gas and ice giants of the outer Solar System, as well as the countless tiny worlds that make up the Kuiper Belt beyond. Humanity has little experience in this far flung region. So how do we learn how to become a multi-planet species?
Answers lie in Cislunar space. Just three days away from Earth, this region provides an array of analogs which present far lower risk – and lower cost.
The morning sessions will encompass the instruments used in Cislunar space. The focus of the afternoon sessions will be the analogs provided by Cislunar missions. SOCS 1 will be held at the JW Marriott Starr Pass - 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745 immediately prior to the start of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society Conference, November 9-14, 2014.
Scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs and the interested public are invited to attend. For those unable to attend or present at the event in person, live streaming coverage will also be available.
While this workshop is free to the public, workshop organizers ask that presenters and participants register at http://www.socsworkshops.com.
SOCS 1 is part of an ongoing series of workshops known as the Lunar Workshops, presented by the Select Investor. The Lunar Workshops are designed to foster collaborative work among scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to solve the challenges of building hardware, software, businesses and collaborative communities involved in going back to the Moon and beyond. For more information about the Lunar Workshops, please visit http://www.lunarworkshops.com.