On any individual mission, LASP may have one or more roles: science direction and research, engineering of an individual instrument or component, engineering of an entire instrument suite, mission operations of individual instruments, or mission operations for the spacecraft as a whole. In addition, CU undergraduate and graduate students are involved in many of these roles. Sometimes, student teams lead instrument development and engineering under the supervision of professionals.
Below, we highlight the role of LASP Engineering on a small selection of missions. For a full listing, please see Mission Project & History.