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Upcoming Events

17
February

Webinar: The Thrill and Terror of Landing a Spacecraft on Mars

Join us on the eve of the next landing on Mars with a very special lecture by Rob Manning, the Chief Engineer of JPL. 50% of all attempted landings on Mars have failed - come learn how the Mars2020 landing is trying to beat the odds!


March
1 - 5

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Beyond Interstellar - Extracting Science from Black Hole Images Part II

This workshop will primarily be focused on exploring and identifying the best instrument to answer science questions, weighing technical challenges with potential scientific payout in the process.


March 29 -
April 2

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface

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

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

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This talk presented the efforts to study the UV exoplanet environments using existing space telescopes and describing new efforts to build dedicated UV space telescopes.

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OSIRIS-REx Sample Return from Asteroid Bennu

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This talk reviewed the OSIRIS-REx mission, which traveled to Bennu, a carbon-rich, near-Earth asteroid. The spacecraft launched on September 8, 2016, and rendezvoused with Bennu in 2018. Sample collection from site Nightingale occurred in October 2020. The sample will return to Earth in 2023 and will be the first for a U.S. mission.

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 World-Building: How Science Sculpts Science Fiction

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Watch a panel of pre-eminent science fiction authors famous for their vivid imaginings of fantastical, fictional worlds as they describe their favorite fictional world, and then discuss the process of inventing a new world. Moderated by Phil Plait, the panel will feature Becky Chambers, Mary Robinette Kowal, John Scalzi, and Simon Guerrier.

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Robotic Exploration of Titan with Dragonfly - An Overview of the Lander Mobility System

Video Posted: Robotic Exploration of Titan with Dragonfly - An Overview of the Lander Mobility System

This talk presented a brief overview of the Dragonfly mission, and focused specifically on the Lander Mobility System. It provided an introduction to the lander's computing architecture and discussed the sensors and data processing used for mobility.

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