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Upcoming Events

December
7

Online Lecture: Probing Worlds Beyond our Solar System

Dr. Lewis will discuss the methods used to detect exoplanets, analyze recent results, and provide a look forward to future observations that will help us to answer the question “Are we alone in the Universe?”


December
17

Proposals Due: 2022 Funding Opportunity: Search for Life – Within or Beyond the Solar System

A private donor supporting space science and engineering at Caltech has made it possible to solicit an opportunity through the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) to fund 1 grant totaling $85k (direct cost) to carry out technical development efforts.


December
20

Proposals Due for 2022 KISS Study Programs

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting proposals for Study Programs to be carried out during the 2022 calendar year. Proposals are solicited in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, astrobiology, and astronomy and physics from space.

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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Nebulae: Deep-Space Computing Clouds

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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Almost-empty highways in Colombia during the pandemic.

Societal shifts due to COVID-19 reveal large-scale complexities and feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and climate change

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).

Final Report »
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

Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks: Next-Generation Approach for Space-Based Integration of OCS, CO2, and SIF

The workshop "Next-Generation Approach for Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks: Space-Based Integration of OCS, CO2, and SIF" assembled a multi-disciplinary team to conceive a new integrated technique for measuring photosynthesis at regional to global scales. The results of this collaborative work have been presented in the Final Report for this study.

Final Report DOI: 10.7907/81y6-119

Final Report »
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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