- Nov 27, 2023
NASA FISO Presentation: Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Lunar Polar Volatiles Using a Cubesat
Now available is the April 22, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Barbara Cohen (NASA MSFC) who discussed “Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Lunar Polar Volatiles Using a Cubesat”.
Dr. Barbara Cohen leads the planetary science group at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Originally from upstate New York Dr. Cohen earned her BS in Geology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her PhD in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona.
She is now a planetary scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center interested in geochronology and geochemistry of planetary samples from the Moon, Mars and asteroids. Dr. Cohen serves within NASA representing science interests and capabilities within human spaceflight planning. She is a Principal Investigator on multiple NASA research projects a member of the Mars Exploration Rover mission team still operating the Opportunity rover and the measurement lead for Lunar Flashlight, a lunar cubesat mission that will be launched in 2018 as an SLS secondary payload. She is the PI for the MSFC Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL) and is developing a flight version of her noble-‐gas geochronology technique, the Potassium-Argon Laser Experiment (KArLE), for use on future planetary landers and rovers. She has participated in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) over three seasons, where she helped recovered more than a thousand pristine samples for the US collection and asteroid 6186 Barbcohen is named for her.
Listen to podcast of “Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Lunar Polar Volatiles Using a Cubesat” telecon: