Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year, already a couple of days into 2008. :-)

Should be an interesting one.

Larry Klaes forwarded an e-mail with some discussions about
InterPlanetary Ventures planning on going to the moon in pursuit of the
Google Lunar X Prize and having room for CubeSats. Send money or pledges. :-)

Interplanetary Ventures.
InterPlanetary Ventures is developing the inner solar system for human
settlement, with infrastructure, exploration and development projects
that will take us from near earth space to the rings of Saturn in the
next ten years, paving the way for others to follow. Our goal is to
create the terrestrial and space based infrastructure required to
support humanity's permanent expansion into the bountiful reaches of our
solar system.

InterPlanetary Ventures Is Going To The Moon!

CubSat community web site.

If you would like to be on their CubSat e-mail list you can sign up at:
[Note: you will then be able to view past posts to the CubeSat list and
view the subscriber list. - LRK -]

It looks like there will be a America In space Technical Symposium - 50
Years of United States Space Exploration coming up February 1st and 2nd,
- LRK -

America In Space
Technical Symposium
50 Years of United States Space Exploration

February 1st and 2nd, 2008
Davidson Center, US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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2/14 : Shuttle Endeavour * ISS 1J/A


*NASA EPOXI Mission Earth Flyby Imagery: Lunar Calibration: HRI VIS

*Date Released:* Monday, December 31, 2007
Source: University of Maryland <>
Caption: This white-light image of the Moon was taken by the NASA EPOXI
mission as part of the Earth-Moon Flyby calibration of the instruments.

The image was taken by the High Resolution Instrument (HRI) visual
imaging camera at 22:00 UT on 29 Dec 2007, when the spacecraft was at
about three times the Earth's distance from the Moon.

To compensate for the defocus of the HRI telescope, the calibrated image
was post-processed using 20 iterations of a modified Lucy-Richardson
deconvolution procedure that includes wavelet noise dampening.

The overly bright limb of the moon is the most noticeable artifact of
the deconvolution. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD/GSFC

*NASA EPOXI Mission Earth Flyby Imagery: Lunar Calibration: HRI IR Results*

*Date Released:* Monday, December 31, 2007
Source: University of Maryland <>

For the first time, either on the ground or in space, we now have
uniform data at all wavelengths covering over 90% of the IR detector. We
also made measurements which will allow us to cross-calibrate our
instruments with telescopic data and, in the very near future, with a
wealth of lunar measurements from new orbiting spacecraft. These data
will significantly improve the science from EPOCh observations of Earth
and the DIXI flyby of comet Hartley 2, as well as from Deep Impact's
prime mission to comet Tempel 1. The EPOXI lunar calibration was very
successful and nearly three years after launch it sure is nice to get
new data from an old friend!


Happy New Year from the Cassini-Huygens Project Team

The members of the Cassini-Huygens Project Team wish you a very happy
and prosperous 2008. It will be our pleasure and privilege to share the
results of this most exciting mission with you throughout the coming year.




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