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Upcoming Events

October
26 - 30

VIRTUAL 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

10
November

Webinar: Presidential Leadership in Human Space Exploration Yesterday and Today

This webinar will review the decisions regarding human exploration of space made by Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.

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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COVID-19: Identifying Unique Opportunities for Earth System Science

COVID-19: Identifying Unique Opportunities for Earth System Science

The KISS study on COVID-19 was highlighted at the October 22 AIAA ASCEND (Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery) Summit.

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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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NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

2020 NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

Our yearly summer school focused on the topic of "Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models". Students explored how satellite observations could be used to evaluate and improve climate models, and heard from a range of speakers on climate model diagnostics and evaluation and remote sensing of the planet.

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Lunar Trailblazer

Video Posted: Lunar Trailblazer - A Caltech-led Pioneering Small Satellite for Lunar Water and Lunar Geology

Lunar Trailblazer, selected in June 2019 as one of NASA's first planetary science small satellite missions, is designed to produce the best maps of water on the Moon. Led by Caltech and managed by JPL, a Lockheed Martin smallsat will carry the JPL High-resolution Volatiles and Minerals Moon Mapper (HVM3) shortwave infrared imaging spectrometer and the University of Oxford/STFC RAL Space-built thermal infrared multispectral imager to 100-km lunar polar orbit.

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