Category:2021

LASP researchers led by undergraduate discover river of dust around the sun from Parker Solar Probe

Sep 09, 2021

A research team from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and led by former undergraduate student Anna Pusack discovered a dusty mystery in a newly explored region around Earth’s Sun.

NASA’s MAVEN mission begins a new chapter with a new leader

Sep 09, 2021

Dr. Shannon Curry, a planetary scientist and the Deputy Assistant Director of Planetary Science at the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley, has assumed leadership of NASA’s MAVEN mission.

LASP rocket flight to sharpen NASA’s study of the Sun

Sep 07, 2021

The SDO/EVE rocket launch window opens at 11:25am MDT on Sept. 9th, 2021 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The measurements will provide necessary instrument calibrations for NASA’s study of the Sun.

LASP and CU showcase expertise at the 36th Space Symposium

Aug 27, 2021

This week leaders from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and other University of Colorado (CU) affiliates participated in the 36th Space Symposium.

LASP researcher Scott Piggott named AIAA Professional Engineer of the Year

Aug 17, 2021

The Rocky Mountain Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the world’s largest aerospace technical society, has selected researcher Scott Piggott as its 2020–2021 Professional Engineer of the Year.

Dust storms on Mars play a huge role in drying out the planet

Aug 16, 2021

A new Nature Astronomy study led by Michael Chaffin, a researcher at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, indicates that regional dust storms can play a significant role in drying out the Red Planet.

Branson vs. Bezos: who wins the race depends on your definition of outer space

Jul 19, 2021

The lack of a uniform definition of where space begins has scientific and engineering implications that extend well beyond which billionaire gets there first.

Hope Probe captures new images of Mars with the Emirates Ultraviolet Spectrometer

Mar 09, 2021

The Emirates Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS) took its first science images on February 20th, 2021, providing information on the composition of Mars’ upper atmosphere.

Decades of Mars research by CU faculty and students lays the groundwork for human astronauts

Mar 05, 2021

2021 is a good year to be a Mars researcher like Bruce Jakosky at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU Boulder.

Hope Probe returns its first image of Mars capturing Olympus Mons at Sunrise

Feb 14, 2021

The first science image of the Martian planet was taken by the Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) on February 10, 2021, one day after orbit insertion.

Emirates Mars Mission to Arrive at Mars on Feb. 9th in partnership with LASP at CU Boulder

Feb 04, 2021

After launching 7 months ago, the Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, is scheduled to reach Mars’ orbit on February 9, 2021 at 8:41 a.m. MST. It will spend one Martian Year (about two Earth years) orbiting the red planet gathering crucial science data.