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Upcoming Events

April
1

2020 Technical Development Proposals Due

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting follow-on technical development proposals from Caltech Campus faculty who have been participants in previous KISS Study Programs. Submit a PDF version of your Proposal by April 1, 2020.


April
13 - 17

Workshop: Nebulae - Deep-Space Computing Clouds Part 2

We will continue to explore how to “Nebula-enable” missions, such that there is sufficient storage and computational capability for large quantities of data to be gathered, pre-processed and selected for optimal downlink to make the most of the bits that the Deep Space Network (DSN) can support.


May
13 - 15

Workshop: Sensing Forest Water Dynamics from Space: Towards Predicting the Earth System Response to Droughts Part II

This workshop will address specific components of science and technology that are needed to improve our readiness and capability for a dedicated spaceborne mission going forward

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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KISS 2020 Study Programs

2020 KISS Study Program Selections Announced

The KISS Steering Committee has selected the following programs for inclusion into the 2020 KISS Study Program

  1. Next Generation Planetary Geodesy
  2. The Next-Generation Ground-Based Planetary Radar
  3. Venus In-Situ Sample Capture Mission
  4. Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface
  5. Non-Nuclear Exploration of The Solar System
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Exploring Jupiter

Exploring Jupiter

In this lecture, Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, a senior scientist from the Planetary Science Institute, discussed how our knowledge of Jupiter has evolved and talked about the latest mission, Juno, in orbit now around Jupiter.

Juno carries a visible imager (“JunoCam”) on the payload. Conceived as an outreach instrument, JunoCam has engaged the public in many aspects of the real work of an imaging team.

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Tidal Heating EoS

Does Io Have a Magma Ocean?

Future space missions will further our knowledge of tidal heating and orbital resonances, processes thought to create spectacular volcanism and oceans of magma or water on other worlds. For as much as we know, there remain fundamental gaps in our understanding of tidal heating. At a Keck Institute for Space Studies workshop [de Kleer et al., 2019] in October 2018, participants discussed the current state of knowledge about tidal heating as well as how future spacecraft missions to select solar system targets could help address these gaps.

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The Architecture of the LISA Science Analysis

Final Report: The Architecture of the LISA Science Analysis

The space-based gravitational-wave observatory LISA will offer unparalleled science returns, including a view of massive black hole mergers up to high redshifts, precision tests of general relativity and black hole structure, a census of thousands of compact binaries in the Galaxy, and the possibility of detecting stochastic signals from the early Universe.

Report (.pdf) »

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