NASA Is Working On A  Help New Explorers 

‘Moon Backpack’ To

Consider A Mountaineering

 expedition in a completely unknown area where hikers may create a real-time 3D map of the landscape.

NASA Researchers And Collaborators

have devised a remote-sensing mapping technology that will aid explorers in the most remote area imaginable

Kinematic Navigation And Cartography

Knapsack (KNaCK) is a mobile lidar scanner, which measures range using light detection and ranging laser light.

Donned Like A Hiker’s Backpack

, it makes use of an innovative type of lidar called frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar in order to provide Doppler velocity

These Measurement Points Instantly

 create a real-time navigation system, delivering to the explorer a 3D “point cloud” or high-resolution map of the surrounding terrain

The Hardware Will Get Another

major field test in late April at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) in Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico.

NASA Reveals The Most Erupted From The Sun

Powerful Solar Flare