Lighting Up The Moon

Me with the Lunar Flashlight Satellite

My latest CubeSat project, Lunar Flashlight, is on its way to the Moon! As the name suggests, Lunar Flashlight will “illuminate” permanently shadowed craters of the Moon using a laser instrument to search for water ice. The journey to the Moon will take four months, and then the real excitement begins as the toaster oven-sized satellite orbits the Moon and sends back laser measurements that could one day be used for human habitation on or near the lunar surface.