The U.S. space agency NASA announced this week it will extend the Juno mission to Jupiter and its moons through September 2025, or until the spacecraft’s end of life. Along for the ride has been a radio- and plasma-wave instrument designed and built at Iowa.
A small, new-generation satellite designed and built at the University of Iowa has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, after a successful mission to search for matter believed to be missing since the birth of the universe. The mini satellite, called HaloSat, was designed and built by a team led by Philip Kaaret, professor and chair in Department of Physics and Astronomy. HaloSat was the first astrophysics-focused and competitively selected CubeSat mission funded by NASA’s Astrophysics Division.