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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a research organization at the University of Colorado. It was originally called the Upper Air Laboratory, but changed to its current name in 1965.

LASP has two facilities: offices on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a "Space Technology Building" in the University's research park.

LASP's new facilities allow it to handle almost every aspect of space missions, itself. Hardware facilities allow for the construction of single instruments or entire spacecraft. A mission operations center allows for the control of spacecraft data collection, and a large research staff analyzes the data.

Being part of the University, LASP has heavy student involvement in every aspect of its operations, including hardware design/construction and mission operations.

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