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NASA FISO Presentation: Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign

By Marc Boucher
September 20, 2016
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NASA FISO Presentation: Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign
NASA FISO Presentation: Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign.

Now available is the September 7, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers were Mark Lupisella, Jack Bleacher and Michael Wright of NASA GSFC who discussed “Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign”.
Mark Lupisella Dr. Lupisella works at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Exploration Systems Project and leads Goddard’s Advanced Exploration Systems and Architecture support for Human Exploration. He led studies on Crew-Assisted Sample Return and the use of low-latency teleoperations for the Human Spaceflight Architecture Team (HAT) and Evolvable Mars Campaign and previously co-led the HAT CisLunar Team and helped develop a 500-day Mars surface operations concept. He was the Deputy Task Lead and lead systems engineer for human exploration architecture Science requirements development for NASA’s Constellation Program. He was a member of the Keck Institute for Space Studies Asteroid Retrieval Mission Study and has led proposals to test and develop a commercial mini-biomolecule sequencer which was recently successfully tested on ISS under the leadership of Johnson Space Center. Mark also worked on Hubble Space Telescope and chaired several Failure Review Boards. He has also Worked in astrobiology, Cooperative robotics, and Wearable computing. Mark has authored over 30 published works and is a contributor to the International Academy of Astronautics Cosmic Study on the “Dynamics of Space Exploration Activities and Outlook” and was a panel member of the COSPAR workshop on “Developing a Responsible Environmental Regime for Celestial Bodies.” He was co-editor, with previous NASA Historian Steve Dick, of Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context. Mark received a B.S. in Physics, an M.A. in Philosophy of Science, and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Maryland, where he did his dissertation on modeling microbial Contamination of Mars from human missions.

Michael Wright is a NASA flight systems integration and test (I&T) engineer at Goddard Space Flight Center. He has served as l&T manager and expert consultant for over two-dozen spaceflight projects, including instruments, spacecraft, and observatories. Most recently, Mr. Wright served as NASA lead engineer for assembly, test, and launch operations for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. In Goddard’s Exploration Systems Project, Mr. Wright has served on programs such as Constellation and the Human Spaceflight Architecture Team (HAT). For the latter, Mr. Wright has developed low-latency telerobotics (LLT) operations concepts for the Evolvable Mars Campaign (EMC). Mr. Wright presented this work this past July at the 3rd International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos. Among other degrees, Mr. Wright holds an M.S. in Space Technology from Florida Tech. He is author of several manuscripts, including “Lunar Electromagnetic Launch System for In-Situ Resource Utilization,” published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (Jan. 2011).

Dr. Bleacher has research interest is the geologic development of planetary volcanic provinces and their subsequent modification and hazard potential through a combination of terrestrial field studies and spacecraft data analysis. He is currently combining his expertise in field and planetary geology to help build and test the science capabilities of NASA’s newest instrument, suit and rover technologies. As part of this effort he supports integrated science and technology field tests for human exploration such as NASA’s Desert Research And Technology Studies (Desert RATS) and the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog Simulation (HI-SEAS) as well as leading the field campaigns for NASA’s Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute (SSERVI) team Remote, ln Situ and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E). These efforts strive to ensure that science is a part of future human exploration of Mars and the Solar System.

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