KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

May
3

Proposals Due: 2021 Funding Opportunity for KISS-Related Space Topics Solicitation

Donors supporting space science and engineering at Caltech have made it possible to solicit opportunities through the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) to fund 1-2 grants totaling approximately $200k (direct cost) to carry out technical development efforts.


May
10 - 14

Workshop: The Next-Generation Ground-Based Planetary Radar Part II

The goal of this workshop is to explore approaches to the next-generation planetary radar capable of providing compelling science and motivating NASA science missions as well as potentially providing NASA mission assurance by being able to track spacecraft.


June
2

Short Course: Planetary Geodesy – Past Discoveries and Future Possibilities

n this short course, we will discuss the prospects for giant leaps that could be enabled by modern geodetic observations beyond the Earth-Moon system.


June
7 - 11

Workshop: Next-Generation Planetary Geodesy

This workshop will focus on Mars, Venus, and Ocean Worlds of the outer solar system, and consider technologies such as spacecraft-to-spacecraft ranging, gradiometers, and the deployment of retroreflectors and radio beacons on planetary surfaces.


June 14
- July 1

Workshop: Venus In-Situ Sample Capture Mission

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.


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