Category:2020

Emirates Mars Mission launching this month in partnership with LASP at CU Boulder

Jul 14, 2020

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, is scheduled to launch this week on Mitsubishi H-IIA launch platform from Tanegashima, Japan and arrive at Mars in February 2021, coinciding with The Emirates’ 50th anniversary as a nation.

ESCAPE funded for Phase A concept study

Apr 22, 2020

ESCAPE is one of two candidates vying to be the next satellite to launch under NASA’s ambitious Explorers Program. NASA has given the team funding to develop their concept further with the agency making its final decision in 2021.  If selected, ESCAPE would survey the radiation streaming from more than 200 stars to make a road map of the most promising habitable worlds.

TSIS-2 funded to continue 40 years of solar measurements

Apr 22, 2020

NASA has awarded a sole source contract to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 (TSIS-2). The new sensor provides continuity to data delivered by TSIS-1, which launched in December 2017. LASP will receive funding to build two instruments, the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) and Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM) and will operate the spacecraft after it launches in 2023. 

LASP awarded Earth Venture Mission Libera

Mar 06, 2020

This week, NASA announced that it has given the green light to Libera, a new space mission that will record how much energy leaves our planet’s atmosphere on a day-by-day basis—data that can provide crucial information about how Earth’s climate is evolving over time.

CU Boulder leads the nation in Cubesat launches

Feb 11, 2020

According to Bryce Space and Technology , a space research and consulting firm, CU Boulder leads all United States academic institutions and non-profits in the launch of small satellites between 2012 and 2019.