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FDL 2018 introduction

FDL 3.0 was expanded to include nine teams studying four core topics. The teams will explore challenges within the following disciplines: space resources, exoplanets, space weather, astrobiology and Earth observation (at FDL Europe).

 

NASA FDL 2018

NASA FDL 2018


 

2018 challenges

Space Resources Challenge

Challenge 01:
Autonomous route planning platforms (swarms)

Challenge 02:
Localization : Merging orbital maps with surface-perspective imagery


EXOPLANETS CHALLENGE

Challenge 01:
Increase the efficacy and yield of exoplanets detection from TESS and codify the process of AI derived discovery


Space Weather challenge

Challenge 01:
Predicting solar spectral irradiance from SDO/AIA observations

Challenge 02:
Improve ionospheric models using GNSS/GPS data


Astrobiology

Challenge 01:
Understanding what is universally possible for life

Challenge 02:
From biohints to confirmed evidence of life: possible metabolisms within extraterrestrial environmental substrates