Terrestrial analog field studies offer the unique opportunity to prepare for robotic and human planetary missions. Analogs provide the opportunity to conduct studies and tests related to science, mission operations, and technology in a relevant environment at relatively low cost and risk. The NASA / SSERVI Analogs Focus Group aims to bring together members of the community to discuss and review various aspects of fieldwork including, but not limited to, field sites, deployment logistics, field instrumentation, concepts of operations, software and hardware testing, etc. The NASA / SSERVI Analogs Focus Group also considers laboratory analyses of extraterrestrial analog materials and how quantitative laboratory analyses can be brought into the field.
December 2, 2022 – Presentation by Savannah Mandel “Earthly Analog Sites & Arctic People”
April 22, 2022 – Presentation by Eldar Noe Dobrea “Rover Science Autonomy in the Field”
January 14, 2022 – Presentation by James W. Head “Antarctic Field Work: Lessons from the Dry Valleys for Human Exploration of the Moon and Mars, Part II”
October 8, 2021 – Presentation by James W. Head “Antarctic Field Work:Lessons from the Dry Valleys for Human Exploration of the Moon and Mars, Part I”
July 16, 2021 – SSERVI Analogs Focus Group Meeting – Lightning Round Talks