How do you stabilize instruments mounted atop a spinning rocket? In 1948, our engineers invented nosecone-pointing controls that allowed the U.S. Air Force to take the first measurements of the Sun’s corona from high in Earth’s atmosphere. Today, LASP engineers continue this tradition of bold innovation as they develop instruments and spacecraft that set new standards for accuracy, reliability, and longevity.
LASP’s engineering facilities are co-located with our scientific and technical resources, enabling dynamic interactions that maximize scientific return. This spirit of collaboration keeps our institute at the leading edge of space exploration.
The experience gained by developing hardware in-house is retained and passed on to future projects. This heritage contributes in great part to our excellent performance record.