An brief update on SSSC (Solar System Science Collaboration) happenings over the past several months.A more detailed version will be sent out to the SSSC listserv.
US Planetary Decadal White Papers - Mike Kelley (Active Objects Working Group Lead), with help from Henry Hsieh (Community software/infrastructure development Working Group Lead), will be leading a Rubin Observatory/LSST -related Planetary Decadal White Paper titled ’ Community needs in the petabyte-scale survey era.’
LSST name change - now the Observatory is to be referred to as the Vera C. Rubin Observatory or the Rubin Observatory for short (VRO is not preferred), and the survey is now the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Full Rubin Observatory Name Usage Guide: https://project.lsst.org/documents/name-use-guide
International In-Kind Contributions- The Contribution Evaluation Committee has been created to help give feedback on the International Letters of Intent and full proposals for international data rights. The CEC is mostly made up of science collaboration chairs. Meg is the SSSC CEC representative and David is the alternate representative. Further details can be found here.
AAS presentation slides from the LSST Open House - The slides mention that the LSST team is considering a three month Early Science Program. We’re hoping to hear more on this in a future joint Project Science Team+ Science Collaboration Chairs call.
LSST:UK Solar System Point of Contact - Meg has been appointed the LSST:UK Solar System Point of Contact (POC). We thank Wes Fraser, former LSST:UK Solar SYstem POC for his service to the SSSC.