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Missions and Projects – Future

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, shown in this artist's depiction, is slated to launch in November 2013. LASP will provide two instruments, science operations, the science data center, and Education & Public Outreach for MAVEN. (Courtesy NASA)

LASP provides key leadership for a number of upcoming missions, as listed below. In particular, LASP scientists are serving as Principal Investigators for two major projects slated to launch in 2013: The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mars orbiter, which will study the Martian atmosphere, and the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), which will characterize the Moon’s atmosphere and lunar dust environment.

LASP’s vision is to achieve and maintain world-leadership status in space science. Our development and use of innovative technologies and continuing participation in new research initiatives will help ensure a strong leadership role for LASP in the 21st century.

Alphabetical list of future LASP missions