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NASA JPL Planetary Science Summer School: Learn Mission Design from the Experts

By SpaceRef Editor
March 11, 2021
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Offered by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, PSSS is a career development experience with a workload of a rigorous 3-hour graduate-level course. Learn the development of a hypothesis-driven planetary science robotic mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule & the trade-offs inherent in each.
WHO CAN APPLY: Science & engineering doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, postdocs, & junior faculty who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties) are eligible.
The application deadline is April 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT.
Session 1: May 24 – August 6, 2021
Session 2: May 24 – August 20, 2021
Participants will spend 10-11 weeks in preparatory webinars acting as a science mission team. Then their final culminating week is mentored by JPL’s Advance Project Design Team to refine their mission concept design & present it to a mock expert review board. The culminating week is typically at JPL. However, in 2021, it is likely to be virtual due to Covid-19 precautions.

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