13th NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting

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General Logistics Information

The Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG) is NASA's community-based forum designed to provide science input for planning and prioritizing the exploration of small bodies throughout the Solar System for the next several decades. It also provides input on how small bodies can be utilized in support of human space activities. The SBAG is chartered by NASA's Planetary Science Division and reports its findings at meetings of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee. It is open to all interested scientists. The SBAG regularly evaluates the goals, objectives, investigations, and required measurements for the exploration of small bodies on the basis of the widest possible community outreach.

Meeting Location/Date

The 13th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group will be held at the The Liaison Affinia Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington, DC from June 29-July 1, 2015. Attendees will convene in the Metropolitan Ballroom, located on the lobby level of the hotel on Monday, June 29, 2015 per the agenda provided by Lindley Johnson, NASA Program Manager and NASA Small Bodies Chairman, Dr. Nancy Chabot. Please register early in advance for this event online to ensure adequate facility and refreshment. Enter your full name and affiliation as you would like for it to appear on your name badge for the event. ​

Hotel Accommodations

A block of sleeping rooms is currently on hold for all participants attending the 13th NASA SBAG Meeting at the Liaison Capitol Hill Affinia Hotel, located at at 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 until Friday, June 12, 2015, the deadline for reservations.

For your convenience and to ensure that your office and family can contact you, the hotel’s phone number is (202) 638-1616. The guest fax number is (202) 638-0707.
Rooms are held within the group block for three (3) nights, check-in is 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28th; check-out is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The hotel will extended the group rate on shoulder dates prior to and following the event based on availability.
Internet is available to all NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group overnight guest complimentary as part of the sleeping room rate.
Housing will be in high demand, it is strongly advised that you check availability and secure accommodations to the event early. Please note that all attendees will be fully responsible for obtaining, managing, canceling, and incurring the cost of all expenses relative to one’s respective lodging reservation.
Please contact the hotel to make a reservation within the group block on or before Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1(866) 233-4642.When you call, please supply the reservation agent with the group code “13 SBAG” to receive the group rate of $199.00.00 per night plus 14.5% tax.
A charge of $20.00 will be applied for each additional overnight guests in the sleeping room.
Provide the reservations clerk with your full name, credit card number and expiration date to cover the cost of your room and incidental expenses.
All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit and guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservation unless secured by the prescribed method. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellation penalty. Rooms are available at the group rate on a first-come, first-served basis.
For your convenience, you may also make reservations within the group block on-line by accessing the link below or by phone.

Call toll free 1(866) 233-4642. Please ensure to reference the "13th NASA SBAG" Meeting group when making reservations or provide the following Reservation ID: 13SBAG

Click on the following link:

https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=19828&Chain=5158&group=13SBAG (Please select your arrival and departure)

Reservations by attendees must be received by the hotel on or before Friday, June 12, 2015 (the Cut-Off date or deadline). After the deadline, the hotel will release all unreserved sleeping rooms for sale to the general public at market rates, and determine whether or not it can accept reservations based on a space-and-rate available basis at the group rate.
If you require lodging prior to or following the event on dates which no group rooms are reserved, please contact Ms. Liza De Joya, Reservations Coordinator via email at ldejoya@affinia.com to check for rooms and rate availability.

Other Logistics

Meal Arrangements
Meals will not be provided. However, a Concierge list of recommended restaurants will be provided during event registration on-site.

The Liaison Capitol Hill Affinia Hotel, Washington DC offers parking to day and overnight guests. Valet parking is $48 daily maximum for overnight guests with in and out privileges. The rate for Day Guests is $18.00 per hour with no in and out privileges. Please note that these per car rates are subject to change without notice.

Internet Access
Internet is available as a complimentary concession to all 13th NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group overnight guests as part of the group rate.

Administrative Questions
For questions regarding the meeting agenda please contact LaTessa Tuck, NRESS Task Lead at (202) 479-9030 ext. 261 or via email at ltuck@nasaprs.com.


Monday, June 29, 2015

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Logistics

9:10 a.m. Review and discussion of SBAG 12 findings Lindley Johnson

9:40 a.m. Planetary Science Division Update Jim Green

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:40 a.m. Discussion of SBAG future within NASA structure Jim Green

11:10 p.m. SBAG Goals Document and Technology Roadmap:

Overview and Progress Overview Nancy Chabot
Science Tim Swindle
Planetary Defense Tommy Grav
Human Exploration Paul Abell
Technology Roadmap John Dankanich

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM): (~25 min presentations, followed each by discussion)

Mission concept overview Michelle Gates
Boulder capture approach Bo Naasz, Ben Cichy

3:00–3:15 p.m. BREAK

EVA and sampling activities Steve Stich
ARM goals and interests and SBAG engagement Dan Mazanek

4:40 p.m. Analysis of Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Impacts Jim Arnold

5:00 p.m. Closing discussion of the day

5:15–7:00 p.m. Meeting of the SBAG Steering Committee

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

9:00 a.m. Welcome and logistics

9:05 a.m. Mission Briefs - Updates and Recent Highlights

9:05 a.m. NEOWISE Roc Cutri

9:25 a.m. OSIRIS-REx Dante Lauretta

9:45 a.m. Hayabusa 2 Makoto Yoshikawa

10:00 a.m. Procyon Ryu Funase

10:15–10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:30 a.m. New Horizons Alan Stern

11:00 a.m. Dawn Carol Raymond

11:30 a.m. Rosetta Lori Feaga

11:50 a.m. SBAG Early Career Travel Recipients Lighting Talks

Cometary Dust in NEOWISE Emily Kraemer

3D Mantle Convection on Ceres Pavithra Sekhar

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

12:15–1:15 p.m. Public panel discussion: finding, Tracking, and Characterizing Near-Earth Objects and Planning for Planetary Defense

1:30 p.m. Proposed Discovery Mission Concepts (Presentations from additional small-body-related Discovery proposal teams are welcome; e-mail Nancy Chabot)

1:30 p.m. BASiX, PI: Dan Scheeres

1:40 p.m. MERLIN, PI: Scott Murchie

1:50 p.m. Psyche, PI: Lindy Elkins-Tanton

2:00 p.m. Comet Radar Explorer, PI: Erik Asphaug

2:10 p.m. MANTIS, PI: Andy Rivkin

2:20 p.m. Proteus, PI: Karen Meech

2:30 p.m. Pandora, PI: Carol Raymond

2:50 p.m. NEOCam, PI: Amy Mainzer

3:00 p.m. CHagall, PI: Jessica Sunshine

3:10 p.m. Kuiper, PI: Jim Bell

3:20 p.m. PADME, PI: Anthony Colaprete

3:30 p.m. Whipple, PI: Charles Alcock

3:40 p.m. AJAX, PI: Jack Mustard

3:50 p.m. Prime, PI: Hunter Waite

4:00–4:15 p.m. BREAK

4:15 p.m. NEO Program status and activities Lindley Johnson

5:10 p.m. International Asteroid Warning Network and Space Mission Planning Advisory Group Rob Landis

5:30 p.m. Closing discussion of the day

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

8:30 a.m. Welcome and logistics

8:35 a.m. Spitzer Opportunities for Small Bodies Science Mike Werner

9:00 a.m. Worthy Destinations for Pioneering in Space Dan Adamo

9:30 a.m. Global Exploration Roadmap science white paper Dan Britt

10:00 a.m. Strategic Knowledge Gaps and small body exploration activities Ben Bussey

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:40 a.m. PSD Research & Analysis Program Status Jonathan Rall

11:40 a.m. SBAG Goals Document and Technology Roadmap: Follow-up Discussions and Plan Forward

Science Tim Swindle

Planetary Defense Tommy Grav

Human Exploration Paul Abell

Technology Roadmap John Dankanich

12:30 p.m. Closing discussion of the day

12:30 p.m.–
1:30 p.m. Meeting of the SBAG Steering Committee

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