Features & News

LASP planetary scientist and diversity advocate Fran Bagenal inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

May 17

Fran Bagenal, a senior research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder and professor emeritus of the university’s Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department, has been inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS). 

LASP-led mission to continue crucial climate record passes major milestone

May 12

Libera, a new NASA mission to measure Earth’s outgoing radiative energy, has passed a major milestone. It has successfully completed Key Decision Point C, one of several links in the chain of go/no go decisions that the space agency makes for every major mission.

Bright green "waves" of light above Earth, with part of the International Space Station in view.

CU Boulder receives NASA grant to develop new technology to monitor space weather effects

May 9

LASP and Aerospace Engineering researchers will use the funds to advance their concept of a futuristic swarm of satellites to shed new light on how the solar wind affects Earth’s upper atmosphere. A team from the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder has been awarded a prestigious research grant to study a futuristic space-technology concept. Marcin… Read more »