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  Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
JPL also manages the world-wide Deep Space Network, with facilities in California's Mojave Desert, in Spain near Madrid and in Australia near Canberra.
Almost all of the 177 acre (0.7 km²) JPL campus is actually located in the city of La Canada Flintridge, California, but the JPL main gate and several buildings are in Pasadena, so it maintains a Pasadena address (4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109).
From this study, JPL developed the Corporal rocket which was used in the Korean War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jet_Propulsion_Laboratory   (575 words)

 NASA - JPL Solar System Simulator
During the JPL open house, the public gets to stand in front of a bluescreen, be photographed with a digital camera, placed in this picture, and receive a color hard copy to take home with them.
This image is rendered from the surface of the Moon, with the Lunar Surveyor spacecraft seen resting on the surface.
This image is rendered from the surface of Mars, with the Pathfinder spacecraft seen resting on the surface.
samadhi.jpl.nasa.gov /art/surfaces.html   (1375 words)

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Students may work at JPL up to 30 hours per week as APT employees as long as they are enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited academic institution and are attending school at least half time.
JPL also has an active college-recruiting program which provides career opportunities for new graduates interested in technical and non-technical positions at the laboratory.
JPL's recruiting activity and schedule vary according to programmatic and business needs, however we typically follow a fall/spring schedule.
careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov /college.htm   (295 words)

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is responsible for a broad spectrum of space Science missions and instruments and plays a significant role in advancing the frontiers of space physics, astrophysics, and earth observation science.
The Laboratory is taking a new approach to space exploration in the form of smaller spacecraft, capable of autonomous operation, and costing and weighing significantly less than present designs.
JPL's SBIR Program will support the contributions of other JPL/NASA programs in acheiving these objectives.
sbir.jpl.nasa.gov   (78 words)

 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nearly 100 years after the 1906 Great San Francisco earthquake, a new computer simulation by scientists at JPL; the University of California, Davis; and other institutions concludes the region has a 25 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater temblor in the next 20 years.
Last weekend's Pakistan earthquake caused a massive landslide in the mountains of Kashmir, as captured in this Oct. 11th image from a JPL instrument.
Visit JPL's employment site to learn about fulltime and student positions.
www.jpl.nasa.gov   (204 words)

 Projects at TMF
The depletion of stratospheric ozone and the changes in the global climate system are examples of environmental problems that have the potential to affect the Earth's habitability for generations.
In addition it is used by the Claremont College astronomy courses Physics 172 (senior lab), Astronomy 101, Astronomy 1 and Astronomy 3 classes for both advanced photometric observing and for viewing galaxies.
We welcome collaborations with JPL astronomers as we expand the capabilities of this facility; interested parties can contact Dr.
tmf-web.jpl.nasa.gov /projects.html   (1383 words)

 NASA/JPL Data Evaluation
The Panel was established in 1977 by the NASA Upper Atmosphere Research Program Office for the purpose of providing a critical tabulation of the latest kinetic and photochemical data for use by modelers in computer simulations of atmospheric chemistry.
Updates to this evaluation are released every two to three years in electronic form as JPL Publications.
The subject areas that were evaluated in JPL 02-25 and the panel members with the primary responsibilities for these areas are listed here.
jpldataeval.jpl.nasa.gov   (188 words)

 Welcome to JPL's Table Mountain Facility
TMF is located near the town of Wrightwood, CA, in the Angeles National Forest operating on a memorandum of understanding with the United States Forest Service, approximately 1.5 hours drive from the main JPL lab in Pasadena.
No. If a project that is not NASA funded or part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is interested in doing research at TMF they must have special permission granted from NASA to use a NASA facility.
This is accomplished by first having a JPL sponsor submit a memo identifying: who, what, when, where, and why to the Contracts Management Office for NASA approval.
tmf-web.jpl.nasa.gov   (510 words)

 AIRSAR JPL/NASA, Welcome !   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The longer wavelengths can also penetrate into the forest canopy and in extremely dry areas, through thin sand cover and dry snow pack.
AIRSAR was designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which also manages the AIRSAR project.
AIRSAR serves as a NASA radar technology testbed for demonstrating new radar technology and acquiring data for the development of radar processing techniques and applications.
airsar.jpl.nasa.gov   (162 words)

 The JPL Lambda Home Page
Lambda is the Official Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Networking Group of JPL
When: They USED to be the First and Third Friday of every month, at 12 Noon, but for people with standing Friday lunch meetings, we've moved to the 1st Friday and 3rd Thursday every month, starting in February 2003.
Purpose: The JPL Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Networking Group is a place where lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and members of the transgender community can come together to share issues that relate to us as a group, or individually.
www.its.caltech.edu /~clu/lambda/lambda.html   (301 words)

 NASA - JPL Solar System Simulator
Cassini spacecraft from SPACE rendering package, built by Michael Oberle under NASA contract at JPL.
Accurate except no thermal blanketing is shown (this would cover most of the central structure of the spacecraft).
Accurate (to a fault) except no thermal blanketing is shown (this would cover most of the central structure of the spacecraft).
samadhi.jpl.nasa.gov /models   (411 words)

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The Tumbleweed Rover, currently under development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, is a large, wind-blown, inflated ball, which carries an instrument payload in its interior.
Various versions of this basic concept have been proposed in the past in the U.S. and France, but JPL is the first to actually develop the ball and prove its feasibility experimentally and analytically.
In the case of Mars, a 6-m diameter ball is easily capable of climbing over one meter rocks and up 25º hills (well over 99.9% of the Martian surface) with typical global winds that occur during the southern summer.
robotics.jpl.nasa.gov /~behar/southpoletw.htm   (1064 words)

 Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Missions
To find out the best times to view it in your area, follow the directions on the Missions page.
Initial maps of sea-level anomalies, significant wave height and ocean wind speed confirm the health of the spacecraft science instruments and the mission's ability to meet its data turnaround requirements.
Cycle 4 of mission operations and data collection is continuing on schedule.
topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov /mission/jason-1.html   (723 words)

 Asteroid 4179 Toutatis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
JPL's Near-Earth Object Program Office, extends from just inside the Earth's orbit to the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The plane of Toutatis's orbit is closer to the plane of the Earth's orbit than any other known several-kilometer Earth-orbit-crossing asteroid, or ECA.
An animation that shows the high-resolution model of Toutatis rotating is available as either a mov file or an avi file.
echo.jpl.nasa.gov /asteroids/4179_Toutatis/toutatis.html   (2595 words)

 JPL -- Acquisition Division -- University Procurement Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Source Selection Rationale (provided by JPL Contract Technical Manager) Evidence of selection as the result of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Process, Director's Call for Proposals, or other competitive process, OR Satisfactory non-competitive rationale in the form of an Inter office Memorandum (IOM).
Statement of Work (provided by the JPL Contract Technical Manager, HOWEVER, the universities' proposal may be an acceptable substitute for this requirement).
Discussion, in coordination with the JPL Cognizant Negotiator, of potential changes to the work or period of performance.
acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov /crei/contractinfo.htm   (870 words)

 JPL Machine Learning Systems Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We conduct basic research as well as develop applications leading to one-of-a-kind proof of concept systems.
Our focus is on the automated analysis of scientific data generated by NASA and JPL instruments, on the development of technologies for adaptive systems, and on enabling technologies for autonomous spacecraft.
We are located in JPL's Building 126 on the main campus in Pasadena adjacent to La Cañada.
www-aig.jpl.nasa.gov /mls   (117 words)

 JPL Molecular Spectroscopy
While the general user is welcome to browse its contents, the descriptions assume a knowledge of spectroscopy and quantum mechanics.
The JPL Molecular Spectroscopy Team supports NASA programs in Astrophysics, Atmospheric Science, and Planetary Science.
WARNING: this file system is the living repository of the JPL catalog.
spec.jpl.nasa.gov   (695 words)

 WELCOME TO JPL ROBOTICS PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As NASA's lead center for creating robotic spacecraft and rovers, we build smart machines that can perform very complicated tasks millions of miles from home.
JPL Robotics researchers perform development, integration, and demonstration of innovative robotics and automation technologies, supporting NASA missions and addressing other problems of national importance.
Researchers work toward enabling more efficient, lower cost missions dedicated to planetary surface and solar system exploration, Earth observations from space, astrophysical experiments in space and on the Moon, and the extension of human capabilities in space.
robotics.jpl.nasa.gov   (287 words)

 JPL Home Page for Daniel S. Katz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Daniel S. Katz is a Principal Member of the Information Systems and Computer Sciences staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.
From 1993 to 1996 he was employed by Cray Research (and later by Silicon Graphics) as a Computational Scientist on-site at JPL and Caltech, specializing in parallel implementation of computational electromagnetic algorithms.
His research interests include: numerical methods, algorithms, and programming applied to supercomputing, parallel computing, cluster computing, and embedded computing; and fault-tolerant computing.
pat.jpl.nasa.gov /public/dsk   (182 words)

Educators, their high school-and-above students, and museum staff are invited to JPL for a close look at these objects, their place in the solar system and our small bodies missions of exploration: Deep Impact, Stardust, Dawn, New Horizons, Rosetta, NEAR and Hyabusa.
The JPL Annual Invention Challenge, open to schools, JPL employees, contractors and family members, is ready for its eighth year.
This year's challenge, the "Strike a Match Contest," will be held at JPL on Dec. 2.
learn.jpl.nasa.gov   (374 words)

 Catalog Page for PIA06406
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL.
The visible and infrared mapping spectrometer team is based at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov /catalog/PIA06406   (180 words)

 JPL SCIGN Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Information is available on the site status, data quality (engineering data) from analyses at JPL using GIPSY, and time series of station coordinates.
Plots and statistics are available for the time series of station performance for each day analyzed by the JPL quick look process.
These statistics include for daily mean values for the phase residuals (mm), pseudorange residuals (cm), clock (ns), number of epochs processed, number of phase breaks detected, the number of days processed, and days since the last day processed.
milhouse.jpl.nasa.gov   (477 words)

 JPL Electronic Parts Engineering - Home
CONTACT US + JPL Projects: JPL projects can access our services by contacting a Parts Interface Engineer, a Parts Engineering Specialist or other qualified personnel.
For JPL Users only, the Strategic Initiatives and Research Opportunities section has just been added to the EPE website.
Mark White, a member of the 514 Technical Staff, has developed this resource to assist 514 member in discovering funding opportunities.
parts.jpl.nasa.gov   (316 words)

 The Regional Planetary Image Facility at JPL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Here at the JPL Image Facility, we have most of the JPL press-released images, all of the historic mission photos in a variety of formats, and the press-released images from current missions.
Our document collection includes a good range of NASA and JPL missions.
We serve a wide variety of users including NASA/JPL Researchers, Scientists, Educators, the Press, and of course the public.
rpif.jpl.nasa.gov   (168 words)

 Welcome To The Acquisition Division Of JPL
Our goal is to provide information to prospective vendors to facilitate doing business with JPL.
To the left you can use the different menu items to locate information of use to your company.
JPL Standards, Handbooks, Specifications for Contractors and Bidders' Use Site ------------>
acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov   (151 words)

 The EAP/Human Armwrestling Match
The armwrestling match between an EAP actuated robotic arm and a human
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, JPL, posed a scientific challenge to the worldwide research and engineering community to develop a robotic arm that is actuated by artificial muscles (moniker for electroactive polymers (EAP)) to win a wrestling match against a human opponent.
CHAIR: Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader, JPL's NDEAA Lab.
ndeaa.jpl.nasa.gov /nasa-nde/lommas/eap/EAP-armwrestling.htm   (1072 words)

 JPL DIAL home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The JPL Digital Image Animation Laboratory is an advanced computer animation, and software engineering facility with broadcast quality video recording and editing capabilities.
The DIAL was created and is continually developed by the Visualization and Earth Science Applications group, within the Space Science Data Systems section at JPL.
The Image Analysis and Technology and Applications Development subgroups are responsible for DIAL animations and software development.
www-dial.jpl.nasa.gov   (219 words)

 Welcome to the ASTER Spectral Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Welcome to the ASTER spectral library, a compilation of almost 2000 spectra of natural and man made materials.
The ASTER spectral library includes data from three other spectral libraries: the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Spectral Library the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Spectral Library, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS - Reston) Spectral Library.
If you use data from the ASTER spectral library in a publication we ask that reuse of all JPL-produced materials be accompanied by the following statements:
speclib.jpl.nasa.gov   (128 words)

 JPL Imaging Radar BB: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The JPL bulletin boards have been set up as forums for questions or comments pertaining to any aspect of the JPL Remote Sensing program (data, software, methodology, education...).
If you feel hesitant about submitting your question or comment, note that you are not required to leave your name when you make a submission to a bulletin board.
southport.jpl.nasa.gov /bboard/Welcome.html   (210 words)

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