KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Upcoming Events

August
3-4 & 8-12

2022 NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

Each year we host a summer school that brings together the next generation of climate scientists to engage with premier climate scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and elsewhere.


August
15 - 19

Workshop: Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate

The goal of the workshop is to establish consensus around the needs and challenges associated with “Continuity”, including: considering the needs for climate science, mitigation, adaptation, and identifying technical, programmatic, and observing architecture design challenges.


September
19 - 23

Workshop: Targeting Microhabitats for Life Detection

This workshop will examine non-destructive instrumentation to detect biosignatures and sampling techniques to collect and preserve microhabitats while retaining the spatial context.


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
February
23
 Fireside Chat with Chad Edwards
Special Event:

Fireside Chat with Chad Edwards

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New COMAP radio survey will peer beneath the "tip of the iceberg" of galaxies to unveil a hidden era of star formation

COMAP (the CO Mapping Array Project), which received critical, early technology development from KISS as part of the First Billion Years study, will offer us a new glimpse into this epoch of galaxy assembly, helping to answer questions about what really caused the universe's rapid increase in the production of stars.

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Photo of Earth from space

Video Posted: Leveraging Commercial & Non-Profit Satellite Capabilities, Plans, and Opportunities, for Earth System Observation Continuity

This mini-symposium serves to provide valuable background material for the upcoming KISS Study on “Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate”. The overall goal of this study program is to help accelerate discussions and plans for a greater and more impactful U.S. contribution to the global climate observing system.

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Video Posted: FLOAT & SWIM – Novel Meso-Scale Robots for Extreme Lunar and Ocean World Environments

This in-person lecture discussed two NIAC Phase I studies (FLOAT - Flexible Levitation On A Track and SWIM - Sensing With Independent Micro-swimmers) aimed at investigating novel solutions for the unique environmental, operational, and design constraints imposed on two types of robots operating on the Moon and Ocean Worlds.

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Video Posted: The U.S. and International Earth Observation from Space Program of Record

This mini-symposium leverages and contributes to the JPL CCS series focused on “The Essential Role of Long-term Satellite Records for Climate Science and Monitoring.” The objectives of this series are to raise the visibility of the remarkable role and importance of the long-term satellite climate records currently in existence; to highlight critical accomplishments in selected areas; and to review challenges in sustaining a climate monitoring system.

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