CU Boulder scientists ready for Cassini mission to Saturn Sept. 15 grand finale

CU Boulder scientists ready for Cassini mission to Saturn Sept. 15 grand finale

BOULDER -- University of Colorado Boulder Professor Larry Esposito has been eying the fabulous rings of Saturn for much of his career, beginning as a team scientist on NASAs Pioneer 11 mission... Read More

Thursday September 14, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU Boulder, Larry Esposito, Cassini spacecraft, LASP

MAVEN spacecraft orbits Mars for 1,000 days

MAVEN spacecraft orbits Mars for 1,000 days

BOULDER -- NASAs MAVEN mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder hit a milestone on June 17, marking 1,000 days of orbiting the red planet. Since its launch in November 2013... Read More

Monday June 19, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU Boulder, MAVEN, NASA, Bruce Jakosky, LASP

CU Boulder space weather instrument installed on commercial satellite

CU Boulder space weather instrument installed on commercial satellite

BOULDER -- A University of Colorado Boulder-built instrument that will provide unprecedented imaging of the Earths upper atmosphere has been successfully installed on the commercial satellite... Read More

Thursday May 18, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU Boulder, LASP, NASA, Richard Eastes, William McClintock

CU-Boulder team joins NASA to build lunar astronomical observatories

CU-Boulder team joins NASA to build lunar astronomical observatories

BOULDER -- A University of Colorado-Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5 million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursueconstruction of... Read More

Tuesday March 28, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU-Boulder, Jack Burns, NASA, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, IMPACT, LASP, NESS, Mihaly Horanyi

Ready for Nov. 19 launch: CU-Boulder's LASP instrument suite to assess space weather effects

Ready for Nov. 19 launch: CU-Boulder's LASP instrument suite to assess space weather effects

BOULDER -- A multi-million-dollar University of Colorado-Boulder instrument package expected to help scientists better understand potentially damaging space weather is now slated to launch aboard... Read More

Friday November 11, 2016 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU-Boulder, LASP, GOES-R satellite, Frank Eparvier, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Mike Anfinson

CU-Boulder students, faculty await Juno spacecraft’s Jupiter arrival

CU-Boulder students, faculty await Juno spacecraft’s Jupiter arrival

BOULDER -- A group of University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are anxiously awaiting the arrival of NASAs Juno spacecraft at Jupiter July 4, a mission expected to reveal the hidden... Read More

Thursday June 23, 2016 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU-Boulder, Fran Bagenal, Juno spacecraft, Jupiter, LASP, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance

CU Boulder study: Space is mostly empty

CU Boulder study: Space is mostly empty

BOULDER -- A student-built University of Colorado-Boulder instrument riding on NASAs New Horizons spacecraft found only a handful of dust grains -- the building blocks of planets -- when it... Read More

Friday March 18, 2016 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU-Boulder, Pluto, NASA, New Horizons, Fran Bagenal, LASP, Mihaly Horanyi, Dr. Alan Stern

CU-Boulder satellite set to launch Dec. 10 for six-month weather study

CU-Boulder satellite set to launch Dec. 10 for six-month weather study

BOULDER -- A NASA-funded miniature satellite built by University of Colorado-Boulder students will launch Thursday afternoon at 5:55 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral, Fla. for the beginning of a... Read More

Tuesday December 8, 2015 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU-Boulder, NASA, Tom Woods, LASP, MinXSS CubeSat, James Mason, United Launch Allian