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Q1 2021 Activity Report of the SETI Institute

Q1 2021 Activity Report of the SETI Institute

Jezero crater
Jezero crater, Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Science, education and outreach opened strong at the SETI Institute in 2021. Our researchers are publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals and sharing breakthroughs in science. They are participating in NASA and international missions. And they are taking the lead in education and science on official committees and strategic planning groups. Our Center for Education selected 30 teachers for the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program and launched the NASA Community College Network to bring NASA subject matter experts, research and educational resources into community college science classrooms. And the Center for Outreach connected our work to the world through virtual public lectures, livestream broadcasts, media outlets worldwide, social media and our radio program and podcast.

Here are some highlights:

54 peer-reviewed publications including:

Conference proceedings and abstracts including:

Missions including:

Highlights including

  • Kagawa, H. BioNutrients-1 project had an orbit operation in the International Space Station, January 1, 2021.
  • Sobron P. Validated TRL4 breadboard of a Raman spectrometer for the Europa lander and now building brassboard as part of a MatISSE project.
  • Sobron P. Validated TRL6 brassboards of deep-sea spectroscopy payload and lander for a PSTAR project; moving on to the environmental qualification phase for the instrument.

Learn more and download the full report HERE.



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