Session A7: PANEL: Cislunar Navigation in the Age of Artemis


Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D

Session Chairs:
MSgt Benjamin Johnis
Air Force Institute of Technology
Kenneth Davis
Qualcomm Gov Solutions

NASA will return us to the Moon in the Artemis Missions. The National Cislunar Science and Technology Strategy uses a whole-of-government approach to address unique challenges associated with the proliferation of human space exploration to the Moon and beyond. One of the four objectives is to “implement cislunar communications and navigation capabilities with scalable and interoperable approaches to enable a cooperative and sustainable ecosystem in cislunar space.” NASA will rely heavily on LunaNet, which requires precise PNT services. This panel discusses international agreements, space law, public policy, and strategic competitions between the U.S. and China/Russia that steer technological requirements in Cislunar navigation and promote resilient cislunar PNT services.

Panel Members:

Astronaut: Dr. James Reilly, USN Retired , 17th Director of the United States Geological Survey
NASA GSFC: Ms. Cheryl Gramling, Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division - Assoc. Chief for Technology, Goddard Senior Fellow
NASA JPL: Dr. Stephen M. Lichten, Chief Engineer, Interplanetary Network Directorate (900)
AFRL/RVBYT: Dr. John Elgin, Research Physicist, Clock and Timing Lead
NGA: Dr. Trevor Garner, Senior GEOINT Officer for Space, Lunar Geodetic System Lead
Draper: Dr. J.P. Laine, Director PNT and Space Portfolio