5. LPL is leading the OSIRIS-REx sample return mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, an $800 million mission that launched in 2016 and is scheduled to return samples in 2023. 6. LPL faculty have served as either principal or co-investigators on many spacecraft instruments and missions. PtyS/LPL faculty are deeply involved in Cassini (Saturn), Parker Solar Probe, Juno (Jupiter), MRO (Mars), WISE, MAVEN, LRO, Dawn, and Mars Odyssey, as well as OSIRIS-REx. 7. LPL successfully led and managed surface operations for the PHOENIX Mars mission, becoming the first university organization to manage a planetary mission 8. LPL’s SPACEWATCH® was the first program to discover an asteroid using electronic detection, and LPL’s Catalina Sky Survey has discovered most of the near-Earth asteroids found since 2005. The two programs combined have discovered more than half of the known near-Earth asteroids. 9. External funding from all sources exceeds$33M for the most recent fiscal year, roughly 10 times the amount of money LPL receives from the state of Arizona.