KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Upcoming Events

August
19 - 23

NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

Each year the Center for Climate Sciences brings together the next generation of climate scientists – about 24 graduate students and postdocs from around the world – to engage with premier climate scientists.


August
26 - 30

Workshop: Nebulae - Deep-Space Computing Clouds

The purpose of this workshop is to study how to reduce risk in future missions, accelerate science discovery, and enable a new class of high-data-rate, deep space science missions by taking advantage of high-performance spaceflight computing and data storage.


September
16 - 20

Workshop: Beyond Interstellar - Extracting Science from Black Hole Images

This workshop will review the science motivation for event horizon scale probes, assess and explore techniques to connect observations to the underlying black hole physics, and explore what ancillary science might be possible with future space-enhancements to Earth-based arrays like the EHT.

27
August
 Tyranny of the Rocket Equation
27
October
Profits in the Final Frontier
Space Entrepreneurship Panel:

Profits in the Final Frontier
6
November
Proposal Concepts Due
Proposal Concepts Due
22
December
Proposals Due
Proposals Due
7 - 11
December
Methane on Mars
Workshop:

Methane on Mars
15
February
Proposals Selections Announced
Proposals Selections Announced
14 - 17
June
Methane on Mars - Part II
3
October
Solicitation Release Date
Solicitation Release Date
3
November
Proposal Concepts Due
Proposal Concepts Due (noon)
20
December
Proposals Due
Proposals Due (noon)
18-20
January
Co-Sponsored Event
Star Formation and Nearby Galaxies with JWST
26-31
March
Caltech Space Challenge 2017
03-04
June
The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium
15
May
Cassini's Grand Finale
16
August
JPL Postdoc Research Day
October
3
Call for Concepts for Study Programs
November
3
Proposal Concepts Due
Announcement:

Proposal Concepts Due
December
20
Proposals Due
Announcement:

Proposals Due
November
15
JPL Research Poster Conference
February
12-16
MarsX: Mars Subsurface Exploration
March
19-23
Designing Future CMB Experiments
December
9
Plan B: Engineering a Cooler Earth
22
February
The Interstellar Age
2
April
Moon Diver Mission Concept
15
October
Tidal Heating on Solar System Worlds
June
20
2018 JPL Postdoc Research Day
July
19
Solar Probe
1
November
Proposal Concepts Due
Proposal Concepts Due
5
November
KISS Affiliates
KISS Affiliates Program Nominations Concepts Due
November
7
2018 JPL Research Poster Conference
18
December
Proposals Due
Proposals Due
November
7
2018 JPL Research Poster Conference
July
10
2019 JPL Postdoc Research Day
August
19-23
NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

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Bethany Ehlmann

Video Posted: Watching the Earth Breathe from the International Space Station

Dr. Annmarie Eldering, the Project Scientist for OCO-3, shared some of the latest news from OCO-3, as well as the goals for the three year measurement campaign from the ISS.

OCO-3 will demonstrate a new technique to measure urban carbon emissions, volcanic eruptions and other local carbon sources from space.

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Bethany Ehlmann

Congratulations to Bethany Ehlmann and her team on NASA's selection of the Lunar Trailblazer concept

Caltech Prof. Bethany Ehlmann and her team's Lunar Trailblazer concept was selected by NASA to receive funding to further develop and mature the concept design. If eventually selected for flight out of the three finalists, Lunar Trailblazer will directly detect and map water on the lunar surface to determine how its form, abundance, and location relate to geology.

See the 2013 KISS Study New Approaches to Lunar Ice Detection and Mapping for mention of this concept.

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The SPHEREx All-Sky Infrared Spectral Survey Satellite

Video Posted: The SPHEREx All-Sky Infrared Spectral Survey Satellite

SPHEREx, selected for a NASA Medium Explorer (MIDEX) mission in February 2019, is designed to spectrally survey the entire sky using a small cryogenic wide-field telescope combined with novel (but simple) spectrometers. SPHEREx will probe the inflationary birth of the universe by studying large-scale structure, complementing surveys optimized to constrain dark energy.

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Stimulating a Culture of Innovation at The Aerospace Corporation

Video Posted: Stimulating a Culture of Innovation at The Aerospace Corporation

The aerospace industry is undergoing tremendous changes causing a shift in focus, methodology, and the speed of innovation. At the same time, the “NewSpace” sector of the aerospace industry consists of almost 1,000 companies focused on creating different business models for accessing space. As a result, the role of The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) as a trusted advisor to the U.S. government, is taking on a new focus.

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