Space Resources 2018 Mission Definition
The 2018 Space Resources Challenges:
Challenge 1: Autonomous route planning platforms (swarms)
Multi-agent system deployments have the potential to vastly improve upon conventional single-agent operations. Indirect cooperation, such as sharing knowledge and collaborative problem solving, offer to improve the robustness, capabilities and the overall value of Lunar missions.
Challenge 2: Localization: Merging orbital maps with surface-perspective imagery
A significant challenge faced during the execution of lunar or planetary surface missions is that of localizing a perspective with respect to satellite imagery - something we on Earth take for granted in the age of GPS.