at Colorado School of Mines
Planetary Cartography Lab
The Planetary Cartography Lab is located in GRL 238, and hosts computing and software resources for mapping, geospatial analysis, and remote sensing for all planetary bodies. Equipment includes an 86" SMART Board interactive display, large format 2D & 3D printers, and VR headsets.
Space Resources Lab
We also have equipment in the shared Space Resources Lab in GRL 140: this includes a Microtrac SYNC particle size and shape analyzer, and instruments and materials for synthesizing and analyzing high-fidelity regolith simulants.
Lunar Mining & Landing Sites — Resources and tools focused on the Moon
Asteroid Mining — Resources and tools focused on asteroids
Artemis Base Maps — A set of mapping products for prospective landing sites for the Artemis missions
Eat Like a Martian — We’re exploring food produced by ISRU, and food logistics for space missions
Planetary Simulant Database — We created and maintain the Planetary Simulant Database, a free resource with data on historic and current regolith simulants
2022. Cannon, K. M., C. B. Dreyer, G. F. Sowers, J. Schmit, T. Nguyen, K. Sanny, and J. Schertz
Working with lunar surface materials: Review and analysis of dust mitigation and regolith conveyance technologies
Acta Astronautica, 196, 259-274.
2022. Cannon, K. M., A. Abbud-Madrid, C. Dreyer, and G. Sowers
Space Resources: Leading the Way to a Prosperous Future
New Space, 10,, 113-114.
2021. Karl, D., K. M. Cannon, and A. Gurlo
Review of space resources processing for Mars missions: Martian simulants, regolith bonding concepts and additive manufacturing
Open Ceramics, in press.
2021. Deutsch, A. N., J. L. Heldmann, A. Colaprete, K. M. Cannon, and R. C. Elphic
Analyzing surface ruggedness inside and outside of ice stability zones at the lunar poles
The Planetary Science Journal, 2, 213.
Feel free to contact me about our groups’ work, potential speaking appearances, or possible collaborations.
Cell: (+1) 401-340-6608