Missions & Instrumentation
Caltech faculty, postdocs, and students are heavily involved in numerous operating and upcoming planetary missions:
Faculty also work to propose new missions and instruments. Bethany Ehlmann works with colleagues at JPL and APL on spectrometers and imaging spectrometer systems for Ocean Worlds, Mars, Venus, Moon and asteroid missions. Katherine de Kleer has been working on a mission concept to Io. In Geophysics, Jennifer Jackson has been leading a team to pioneer balloon-based seismology of Venus, and Zhongwhen Zhan has been leading an effort to due planetary seismology with fiber optics. In addition, our ESE and Geophysics colleagues are involved in dozens of space-based Earth-observing missions.