Research Opportunities on the Deep Space Gateway: Findings from the Workshop and Call For Ideas
Publication date: 07 February 2018
Authors: James Carpenter and the DSG Science Advisory Team and workshop Session Chairs: Clive Speak, Alexander Chouker, Monica Talevi, Rumi Nakamura, Andrea Santangelo, Ian Crawford, David Cullen, Ben Bussey, Jessica Grenouilleau
Between August and October 2017 ESA held a call for research ideas from the European research community to inform the development of the Deep Space Gateway; a spaceship in lunar vicinity, which will host crewed missions and operate without crew in between. The Deep Space Gateway is planned to be built and operated during the 2020's as humanities next step beyond Low Earth Orbit and out into the Solar System.
The more than 100 inputs received on the scientific and other research which could be performed on this platform were discussed and consolidated at a workshop at ESA ESTEC, in the Netherlands, on 5th and 6th December, which was attended by more than 200 people.
The end product of this consultation is a compendium of ideas for utilisation and a collection of findings and recommendations, contained within this document, which highlight the major research opportunities and the technical aspects upon which realisation of these opportunities depends.
Document reference: ESA-HSO-K-RP-0284; 1.1Link to publication