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Session 11

Systems Engineering -


June 6, 2024


9:00am AWST

Dr. Craig Hardgrove

Dr. Craig Hardgrove is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU. He earned his Doctoral degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005. Dr. Hardgrove was the Principal Investigator for the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map) cubesat mission. LunaH-Map launched on Artemis-1 in November of 2022. He is a Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument team and a Co-Investigator on the Lunar-VISE rover mission where he participates in the mission as the lead of the Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer instrument. Dr. Hardgrove’s research focuses on the characterization of hydrated rocks and their constituent phases on rocky planets through the use of nuclear spectroscopic instrumentation, as well as on small spacecraft and instrument development for interplanetary exploration. Dr. Hardgrove is also active in several NASA instrument development projects and has over a decade of experience working on spacecraft missions, having begun his career working on the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. In addition to serving as the Principal Investigator for LunaH-Map, Dr. Hardgrove is currently a member of the science team on the BepiColombo mission to Mercury, as well as the Curiosity and Mars 2020 Perseverance Mars rovers.

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