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Upcoming Events

June
14

Short Course: Planetary Science of Venus and the Promise of In Situ Sampling Techniques

This short course aims to cover science questions that are challenging to answer with current mission architectures, as well as the technologies that are currently in the mission architect’s toolbox to enable in situ sample capture on Venus.


June 14
- July 1

Workshop: Venus In Situ Sample Capture Mission

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.


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

Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

Read about the top four recommendations from our 2021 KISS study on Real Time Detection and Tracking of Fires that Matter:

  1. Better, more accessible fire technology
  2. Coordinating everyone and sharing data
  3. Funding, with a role for private companies
  4. Building resilient communities
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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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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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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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