LPL Newsletter: October 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Welcome to the monthly LPL Newsletter for October. We’ve highlighted the two biggest events of September—the Earth Gravity Assist by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and the Grand Finale of the Cassini mission at Saturn—but there is more news as well, ranging from a study on the origin of cosmic rays to a research team working on a glacier in Alaska to develop an instrument for a spacecraft, and a nice feature about Assistant Professor Vishnu Reddy. If you receive our monthly newsletter but are not on the LPL outreach events distribution, consider joining that list using the online form here.

We hope you’ll be interested in finding out what happens next.

Timothy D. Swindle, Ph.D.
Director and Department Head

Hands Gather on Deck as UA's Asteroid Explorer Buzzed Earth

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As OSIRIS-REx flew past Earth on September 22, members of all mission teams came together at the UA for the first time to rehearse spacecraft operations.

After Farewell Kiss, Cassini Takes the Plunge

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

For LPL scientists who contributed to NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission, the Grand Finale of humanity's tour of the Saturn system marks the end of an era.