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Upcoming Events

Jan. 10-14
Postponed

Workshop: Venus In Situ Sample Capture Mission - Part II

Please note: This workshop has been postponed till further notice.
The goal of the workshop is to develop new concepts for in situ sample capture missions, where samples from the Venusian surface or lower atmosphere are delivered to an “airborne laboratory” for analysis.


Date:
TBD

KISS Affiliates Welcome Event

The Keck Institute for Space Studies is looking forward to welcoming our 2022 KISS affiliates. Nominated by the Caltech faculty, KISS Affiliates are an ongoing cohort of Campus graduate students and postdocs who are seen as the next generation of space exploration leaders.

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
October
1
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
November
19
 Nominations Due: 2022 KISS Affiliates Program
Nominations Due:

2022 KISS Affiliates Program
December
20
 Proposals Due: 2022 Study Programs
Proposals Due:

2022 KISS Study Programs

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Final Report (Advance Copy): Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface

The Keck Institute for Space Studies hosted two workshops that realized practical models for the broadly applicable Nebula concept. This final report represents the findings of those two workshops, and provides concept descriptions, use cases, pragmatic considerations, and justification for this complementary operations paradigm.

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Nebulae: Deep-Space Computing Clouds

Final Report: Nebulae - Deep-Space Computing Clouds

The Keck Institute for Space Studies hosted two workshops that realized practical models for the broadly applicable Nebula concept. This final report represents the findings of those two workshops, and provides concept descriptions, use cases, pragmatic considerations, and justification for this complementary operations paradigm.

Final Report DOI: 10.7907/yqde-dj03

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Earth’s atmosphere reacted in surprising ways to the lowering of emissions during the pandemic, showing how closely climate warming and air pollution are linked. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting limitations on travel and other economic sectors by countries around the globe drastically decreased air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions within just a few weeks.

(Image Credit: International Monetary Fund).

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Interstellar Comets

How a Team of Young Caltech/JPL Researchers Transformed the Field of Earth Observation with Spaceborne Radars

Watch Dr. Charles Elachi, the Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus at Caltech and JPL Director (2001-2016), discuss the history of Earth observation with spaceborne radars which dramatically expanded the ability to map and monitor the changes on our planet.

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Revolutionizing Access to
the Mars Surface

Revolutionizing Access to the Mars Surface

Zach Putnam from the KISS study "Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface" presented out a short overview of Workshop #1 at the International Planetary Probe Workshop on July 8, 2021. The workshop goals and the initial findings were discussed. Four sub-teams were formed and will be gearing up for the second workshop in September 2021.

A copy of Zach’s presentation is available below.

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