KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

July
29

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

This webinar will provide information about Lunar Trailblazer - a Caltech-led pioneering small satellite missions designed to produce the best maps of water on the Moon.



Aug. 31
- Sept. 4

Virtual Workshop: Nebulae - Deep-Space Computing Clouds Part 2

We will continue to explore how to “Nebula-enable” missions, such that there is sufficient storage and computational capability for large quantities of data to be gathered, pre-processed and selected for optimal downlink to make the most of the bits that the Deep Space Network (DSN) can support.


September
2

Virtual Lecture: Robotic Exploration of Titan with Dragonfly

This talk with present a brief overview of the Dragonfly mission, and focus specifically on the Lander Mobility System. Utilizing Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN) and lidar-based hazard avoidance techniques, Dragonfly will safely traverse several kilometers in a single Titan day.


October
12 - 16

Workshop: Revolutionizing Access to the Martian Surface

This workshop will conceive the mission architecture to access the Martian surface (entry-descent-landing; EDL) and conduct efficient operations of multiple Mars assets.



October
26 - 28

Workshop: Sensing Forest Water Dynamics from Space - Towards Predicting the Earth System Response to Droughts Part II

This workshop aims to explore how planned and potential exploratory microwave observations from space and their synergism with optical, hyperspectral, and/or thermal sensing can be used in sensing forest water dynamics from space.


Nov. 30 -
Dec. 4

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.