LPL Colloquium: Dr. Elizabeth Frank
Impacts on Space Science from the Growth of the Entrepreneurial Space Sector
Dr. Elizabeth Frank
Applied Planetary Scientist
Over the past few years, the capabilities of the entrepreneurial space sector have begun to overlap with the interests of the space science community. The growth is creating new avenues for scientific investigation and collaboration but also brings challenges that the two communities will have to navigate. This talk will contextualize space science within the global space economy, explain the role of smallsats, identify existing or potential challenges, and identify how scientists can get involved—all from the point of view of a planetary scientist working in commercial space.
Host: Dr. Timothy Swindle