Missions

Missions

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).

Explore LASP's Missions:

AE-C & D
Atmosphere Explorer-C & D
AEPEX
Atmospheric Effects of Precipitation through Energetic X-rays
AIM
Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere
CANVAS
Climatology of Anthropogenic and Natural VLF wave Activity in Space
Cassini
CIRBE
Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment
CLARREO
Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder
COLLIDE-2
Collisions Into Dust Experiment
CSIM
Compact Spectral Irradiance Monitor
CSSWE
Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment
CTIM FD
Compact Total Irradiance Monitor Flight Demonstration
CUTE
Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment
DEUCE
Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment
DYNAGLO
DYNamics Atmosphere GLObal-Connection
EMM
Emirates Mars Mission
Europa Clipper
EVE Rocket Program
EUV Variability Experiment
Galileo
GDC
Geospace Dynamics Constellation
Glory