Virtual HSL Talk
March 23, 2021, 4-5pm
Zoom: Contact Liz Zotos if you need the Zoom link.
Title: NASA Big Idea Challenge – MELLTTSpeakers:
Jess Todd, Becca Browder, Eric Hinterman, Human Systems Lab
The Multifunctional Expandable Lunar Lightweight Tall Tower (MELLTT) is a platform developed by the MIT Big Idea 2020 Challenge team to enable the exploration of permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) on the lunar surface. MELLTT can be deployed from a commercial lunar lander, providing a line-of-sight down into PSRs. Its rotating payload deck can support a multitude of payloads, such as imaging systems, power beaming, or communications. MELLTT is paving the way for sustained lunar exploration as part of NASA's Artemis Mission.