Launch Date

The LAMP launch window is scheduled for February 24 - March 10, 2022. We will need to observe conditions and wait for the right time to launch, so there is no specific launch date.

Launch Location

LAMP will launch from Poker Flat Research Range outside Fairbanks, Alaska. It will fly north over the village of Venetie, where a ground support team will be stationed. The estimated trajectory is shown below.

Terrier-Black Brant (MOD2) trajectory map.

Launch Vehicle

The LAMP payload is hosted on the Black Brant IX rocket to reach a maximum altitude of 450 km. (Higher than the International Space Station!)

Team and Partners

LAMP is an international, multi-institutional effort with instrument contributions from NASA Goddard, Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, and JAXA, Tohoku University, Nagoya University, and Kyutech in Japan, and University of Iowa. Ground support includes team members from the above institutions as well as the USAF Academy and NJIT, and UEC in Japan. All team members can be seen on the Team page. The rocket flight is supported by NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska.