The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting concepts for Study Programs to be carried out during the 2022 calendar year. Concepts are solicited in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, astrobiology, and astronomy and physics from space.
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.
The goal of the workshop is to develop new concepts for in situ sample capture missions, where samples from the Venusian surface or lower atmosphere are delivered to an “airborne laboratory” for analysis.