Reliable and resourceful
LASP is responsible for the day-to-day operations of dozens of NASA spacecraft and instruments, which we control from several mission operations centers located in our main building on CU Boulder’s east campus. Spacecraft and instruments are operated using our specialized command-and-control operational software, which is tailored to the specific needs of each mission and instrument and embodies our institute’s 40+ years of operations experience.
As one of only a few university-based mission operations centers, LASP also trains and certifies CU Boulder undergraduate students to perform mission operations for NASA spacecraft. Their combined value has totaled more than $2 billion just during the past decade.