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Upcoming Events

10 - 14
May

Workshop: The Next-Generation Ground-Based Planetary Radar - Part II

The goal of this workshop is to explore approaches to the next-generation planetary radar capable of providing compelling science and offer NASA mission assurance by being able to track spacecraft.


2
June

Short Course: Planetary Geodesy – Past Discoveries and Future Possibilities

In this short course, we will discuss the prospects for giant leaps that could be enabled by modern geodetic observations beyond the Earth-Moon system.


7 - 11
June

Workshop: Next-Generation Planetary Geodesy

This workshop will focus on Mars, Venus, and Ocean Worlds of the outer solar system, and consider technologies such as spacecraft-to-spacecraft ranging, gradiometers, and the deployment of retroreflectors and radio beacons on planetary surfaces.

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
January
7 - 9
Exploring Ocean Worlds (ExOW)
January
26
Affiliates Welcome Event
Special Event:

Affiliates Welcome
June
7 - 11
 Workshop: Next-Generation Planetary Geodesy

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Workshop: Real Time Detection and Tracking of Fires that Matter

KISS Workshop Addresses Critical Problem of Megafires

A recent workshop has led to new ideas and recommendations for the detection and tracking of megafires, wildfires that burn upward of 100,000 acres. The two-day session brought together a diverse group of experts working on the megafire problem to engage in a topic of paramount importance for California, the United States, and the world.

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Van Zyl Overlook

Van Zyl Overlook

The location where NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will observe the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's attempt at powered controlled flight at Mars is called "Van Zyl Overlook," after Jakob van Zyl, the team's longtime colleague, mentor, and leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. He passed away unexpectedly in August 2020, about a month after the launch of Perseverance.

He was a huge fan of our Institute and the Caltech Space Challenge and we miss him still.

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SWARM: A New Paradigm for Communication Satellites

Video Posted: SWARM - A New Paradigm for Communication Satellites

Watch Swarm’s co-founder and CEO Sara Spangelo as she discusses how Swarm creates the world's smallest and lowest-cost two-way communication satellites on March 17, 2021.

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Mars 2020 Lecture: The Thrill and Terror of Landing a Spacecraft on Mars

Video Posted: Mars 2020 Lecture - The Thrill and Terror of Landing a Spacecraft on Mars

Join us for a very special lecture by Rob Manning, the Chief Engineer of JPL, explaining the challenges and some of the stories and lessons that have led to the Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) design of this newest Mars mission

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