Jon Arenberg

Northrop Grumman

Chief Mission Architect

Science and Robotic Missions

Bio – Jonathan Arenberg is Chief Mission Architect for Science and Robotic Missions at Northrop Grumman Space Systems. His degrees are in physics and engineering, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Arenberg has contributed to the Chandra X-ray Observatory, Starshade and the James Webb Space Telescope, and the Astro 2020 strategic missions. He has authored of over 200 conference presentations, papers, a recent book, awarded 15 European and U.S. Patents and is an SPIE Fellow.

2022-08 Abstract Title: Chemistry and the Next Great Leap in Sustainable Space Living

Abstract Body: In the second half of this decade, the USA plans to deploy a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) space station. To make this mission a reality, many of the technical limitations due to the extremely tight tolerances needed to minimize the probability of failure, need to be resolved. The limitations of the materials, instruments, and systems have their roots in chemistry. We will review certain aspects of the space sciences that can be addressed by chemistry and when answered will help power the next great leap in sustainable LEO space living and beyond.