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Upcoming Events

September
14

KISS Webinar with Karen Meech

Karen Meech will be giving a lecture regarding ‘Oumuamua on Tuesday September 14th.



September
20 - 24

Workshop: Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface - Part II

This workshop will conceive the mission architecture to access the Martian surface (entry-descent-landing; EDL) and conduct efficient operations of multiple Mars assets.


November
8 - 11

Workshop: Next-Generation Planetary Geodesy - Part II

This is the second workshop in the series of next-generation planetary geodesy workshops. We will focus on studying the formation and evolution of the Martian crust and lithosphere as well as how geodetic data will inform us of the geodynamic regime and habitability of Europa and Enceladus.

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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Revolutionizing Access to
the Mars Surface

Revolutionizing Access to the Mars Surface

KISS study "Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface" presented out a short overview of Workshop #1 held from March 29 to April 2, 2021 at the International Planetary Probe Workshop on July 8, 2021.

A copy of that presentation is available here.

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NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake – Next Stop, Venus?

NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake – Next Stop, Venus?

The technique is being developed to detect venusquakes. A new study details how, in 2019, it made the first balloon-borne detection of a quake much closer to home.

Read the full story at Caltech Weekly and explore "Probing the Interior Structure of Venus" report prepared by Venus Seismology Study Team in 2015.

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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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