Planetary Systems Branch (Code SST)

LADEE UVS being integrated onto LADEE SC radiator deck

LADEE UVS flight instrument integrated on spacecraft

The LADEE Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer (UVS) was successfully integrated to the LADEE SC on August 23, 2012.  The UVS instrument will use its 3-inch limb viewing telescope and solar occultation viewer to search for atmospheric lunar dust and gasses, including sodium and potassium.

STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

NASA Completes One-on-One Virtual Mentoring for Middle School Girls

Jennifer Heldmann (Code SST) recently participated in NASA G.I.R.L.S. (Giving Initiative and Relevance to Learning Science), a virtual mentoring program to help girls get excited about careers in science and technology.

Ross A. Beyer, elected to the American Astronomical Soceity's Division for Planetary Sciences Committee

Dr. Ross Beyer has been elected to the DPS Committee for a 3-year term. 

The DPS is the primary scholarly society for Planetary Sciences, and the Committee, along with the Chair and other officers, is responsible for governing the society.
RESOLVE

SST Instrument used in Milestone ISRU Field Test

HIGHLIGHT: Members of SST provided key science instrumentation and support for the RESOLVE In Situ Resource Utilization field test on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii.
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