CubeSats - To The Moon & Beyond.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 pm at USSRC Education Training Facility
with Scott Spearing, Subject Matter Expert, Geocent, Supporting NASA MSFC.

NASA is creating the new Space Launch System (SLS) for human deep space exploration. The SLS will also provide opportunities for payloads including cubesats to fly to the moon and further. We will be discussing the capability of flying cubesats aboard SLS on the first flight (EM-1), specifically describing the thirteen 6U cubesats and their missions, destinations, and unique subsystems. We will also peek behind plans for upcoming missions and capabilities.



About Scott Spearing


Scott Spearing (Geocent) is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with 35 years of space flight experience starting with one of the original Get-Away-Special (GAS) experiments which flew on STS-7. Scott was at the inception of the secondary payload deployment system for the SLS program and is currently assisting with secondary payload preparations for EM-1 and planning for future missions on the upgraded SLS vehicles.


USSRC Education Training Facility

U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Education Training Facility (ETF) is located approximate at 5 Tranquility Base [Google Map] on the campus of U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). Sometime the online maps will take you to the Marriott, which share the same address. It is the brown building just after the turn to the Marriott when you are approaching USSRC. It has both the USSRC and NASA logo on the main entrance. On Google Map it is listed as "Marshall Institute Education Training Facility. HAL5's meeting takes place in the main auditorium on the first floor. Toward the back of the building when you come in. There will be signage pointing you to the auditorium.


If you click on above map, it should open up Apple Map if you on an iOS device, and Google Map on Android/Window devices or Desktop browser (regardless of OS). If you like, here is the direct link to the Google Maps