KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Upcoming Events

March
26 - 31

Caltech Space Challenge 2017

Students from a wide range of backgrounds are invited to Caltech, formed into two teams, and given a mission design problem. The teams attend lectures related to mission planning, are given the necessary development tools, and are challenged to produce a viable mission design. This confluence of people and resources is a unique opportunity for young and enthusiastic students to work with experienced professionals in academia, industry, and national laboratories.


June
3 - 4

The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium

The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium is a new platform to facilitate communication between the private space industry and scientists. The symposium brings together leading scientists, foundations, corporations, policy makers, and commercial spacelines under one roof to create opportunities for scientific research in space. This groundbreaking collaboration will enable advancement of science that will benefit our species, planet, and existence.


27
August
 Tyranny of the Rocket Equation
27
October
Profits in the Final Frontier
Space Entrepreneurship Panel:

Profits in the Final Frontier
22
December
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
20
December
Proposals Due
26-31
March
Caltech Space Challenge 2017
03-04
June
The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium

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Caltech Space Challenge 2017

The organizers of the 2017 Caltech Space Challenge are pleased to announce that they had received an unprecedented amount applications this year. There are 840 candidates who will be competing for a chance to participate in the space mission design competition that involves engineering a Lunarport supply station for deep-space missions. The number of candidates this year is greater than the amount of applicants from the past three challenges combined. Selecting 32 finalists from so many highly qualified students will  result in a  3.8% acceptance rate. The organizers will be announcing their selections in early 2017.

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Artificial Intelligence Support of Rosetta Orbiter Science Operations (Video Posted)

On September 30th 2016, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission ended with the Rosetta Orbiter landing on the surface of the comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While it is well known that this historic mission was the first mission to deploy a soft lander to a comet (Philae) and to escort a comet for two years, it was also a pathfinding space mission from the perspective of Operations and Computer Science.

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Operational Thoughts on Data Driven Decision Making

Watch astronaut Tyler N. "Nick" Hague from NASA Johnson Space Center talk about operational perspectives on the use of telepresence to support planetary exploration.

Based on experiences gained training for spaceflight and supporting operations onboard the International Space Station, considerations for the implementation of robotically enhanced exploration will be discussed in the context of several operational environments.

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White House, NASA to Discuss Asteroid Redirect Mission’s Importance for Journey to Mars, Planetary Defense

NASA will provide three virtual updates on two planned Asteroid Redirect Missions (ARM) Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Television will provide coverage at 11 a.m. EDT of the first briefing to discuss ARM’s contributions to the Journey to Mars and protection of our planet.

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