Exploring the Earth, Solar System and Beyond
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) designs, builds and operates spacecraft and instruments to explore our Earth, the solar system and the universe.
UTS is pleased to host a public talk by Lt General Larry James, Deputy Director of NASA’s JPL and former Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, who will highlight the latest accomplishments and results of JPL’s missions orbiting the earth and exploring Mars, Jupiter, the asteroids and interstellar space.
The talk will cover upcoming missions to measure changes to the earth’s surface and ocean levels, explore Mars with a new rover, visit an all metal asteroid, explore Europa (a moon of Jupiter), and look for planets around other stars.
Lt General James will also highlight the critical capabilities of NASA’s Deep Space Network and the work done at the site at the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (CDSCC) at Tidbinbilla.