A Preliminary Examination of Science Backroom Roles and Activities for Robotic Lunar Surface Science

Terrence W. Fong, Matthew Deans, Trey Smith, Pascal Lee, Jennifer Heldmann, Estrellina Pacis, Debra Schreckenghost, Rob Landis, John Osborn, David Kring, Essam Heggy, Andrew Mishkin, Kelly Snook, and Carol Stoker
NLSI Lunar Science Conference, July, 2008.


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Abstract
Towards the end of Apollo, an organizational structure known informally as the "Science Backroom" supported lunar surface science operations. This team was located at mission control and helped astronauts make real-time decisions by reviewing audio and video transmissions and providing recommendations (e.g., for geologic sampling). To understand the utility of a science backroom for the current lunar architecture, we are conducting a series of analog field tests to identify organizational issues, explore team structure and roles, and develop operational protocols and metrics.

Keywords
planetary rovers, space exploration, moon

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Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Matthew Deans, Trey Smith, Pascal Lee, Jennifer Heldmann, Estrellina Pacis, Debra Schreckenghost, Rob Landis, John Osborn, David Kring, Essam Heggy, Andrew Mishkin, Kelly Snook, and Carol Stoker, "A Preliminary Examination of Science Backroom Roles and Activities for Robotic Lunar Surface Science," NLSI Lunar Science Conference, July, 2008.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2008_6128,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Matthew Deans and Trey Smith and Pascal Lee and Jennifer Heldmann and Estrellina Pacis and Debra Schreckenghost and Rob Landis and John Osborn and David Kring and Essam Heggy and Andrew Mishkin and Kelly Snook and Carol Stoker",
   title = "A Preliminary Examination of Science Backroom Roles and Activities for Robotic Lunar Surface Science",
   booktitle = "NLSI Lunar Science Conference",
   month = "July",
   year = "2008",
   number = "2141",
}