Fueling new discoveries
Since the dawn of the space age, LASP has actively engaged in missions of exploration. From historic journeys of discovery — such as Voyager 1 and 2 — to future missions to more accurately measure Earth’s radiation budget, to better understand the asteroid belt, and to search the Jovian moon Europa for conditions suitable for life, LASP is fueling new discoveries in space science.
CU Boulder undergraduate and graduate students participate in every aspect of these missions and also regularly lead instrument development under the supervision of LASP professionals. Student-led instruments include the Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter on New Horizons and the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE).