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Missions

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) have a long history of collaboration that far predates the development of the Sun-Climate Research Center (SCRC). LASP and GSFC collaborations have spanned programs in space missions, instrumentation, airborne science field campaigns, and rocket launches. The degree of collaborative efforts are also wide ranging from program management, science, engineering, and mission operations.


Satellite Missions

Collaborations in space missions began in the mid 1960’s with the Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO-2), through the present with the current operation of the SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), and with plans well into the future such as the projected launch of the Solar Probe Plus (SPP) in 2018.

LASP and GSFC have collaborated on space missions and instruments since the 1960’s. These collaborations span program management, science, engineering, and mission operations.

Satellite Missions Acronym URL
Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere AIM LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Atmosphere Explorer-C AE-C LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Atmosphere Explorer-D AE-D LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer FAST Official Mission Site
Geostationay Operations Environment Satellite R-Series GOES-R LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Glory Glory LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite ICESat LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer LADEE LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Magnetospheric MultiScale MMS LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Mariner 5 Mariner 5 LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Mariner 6 Mariner 6 Official Mission Site
Mariner 7 Mariner 7 Official Mission Site
Mariner 9 Mariner 9 LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission MAVEN LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory OGO-2 Official Mission Site
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory OGO-6 Official Mission Site
Orbiting Solar Observatory-5 OGO-5 LASP Site
Orbiting Solar Observatory-8 OGO-8 LASP Site
Quick Scatterometer QuikSCAT LASP Site
Radiation Belt Storm Probes RBSP LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Solar-Anomolous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer SAMPEX
Solar Dynamics Observatory/EUV Variability Experiment SDO/EVE LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment SORCE LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Solar Probe Plus SPP LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatory STEREO LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Student Nitric Oxide Explorer SNOE LASP Site
Official Mission Site
Total Solar Irradiance Sensor TSIS LASP Site
Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite/ Solar Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment UARS/SOLSTICE LASP Site
Official Mission Site

Airborne Campaigns

The first collaboration in intensive field campaigns occurred in 1999 with the SAFE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE). Most recently, ongoing efforts are occurring for the Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study (SEAC4RS) experiment to be held late summer 2012. The field campaigns have ground-based, airborne, and satellite instrumentation support.

Intensive field campaigns with LASP and GSFC collaborations. Collaborations include program management, instrument support, and science.

Airborne Campaigns Acronym URL
Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment ATTREX http://www.espo.nasa.gov/attrex/
Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites ARCTAS http://www.espo.nasa.gov/arctas/
Cirrus Regional Study of Tropical Anvils and Cirrus Layers – Florida Area Cirrus Experiment CRYSTAL – FACE http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/crystalface/
Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment B INTEX-B http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/intex-b/
Pacific Dust Experiment PACDEX http://croc.gsfc.nasa.gov/pacdex/
SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment SOLVE http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/solve/
Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study SEAC4RS http://espo.nasa.gov/missions/seac4rs/
Subsonic aircraft: Contrail & Cloud Effects Special Study SUCCESS http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/success/
Tropical Composition Cloud and Climate Coupling TC4 http://www.espo.nasa.gov/tc4/

Rocket Missions

Beginning in 2002, LASP and GSFC have collaborated with science efforts focused on sounding rocket programs that provide calibrations for orbiting instruments measuring the Sun. However, GSFC has provided engineering support for the LASP rocket program estimated back to the early 1970’s.

Suborbital sounding rocket launches with LASP and GSFC science collaborations.

Rocket Program Launch Date URL
NASA 36.192 2/8/2002 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.205 8/12/2003 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.217 10/15/2004 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.233 10/28/2006 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.240 4/14/2008 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.258 5/3/2010 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.275 3/23/2011 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html
NASA 36.286 6/23/2012 http://lasp.colorado.edu/rocket/rocket_future.html