Spaceflight Instruments Developed at the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy
Spacecraft Launch Date (UT)
Explorer 1 1958 Feb. 1
Explorer 2 (launch failure) 1958 Mar. 5
Explorer 3 1958 Mar. 26
Explorer 4 1958 July 26
Explorer 5 (launch failure) 1958 Aug. 24
Pioneer 1 1958 Oct. 11
Pioneer 2 1958 Nov. 8
Pioneer 3 1958 Dec. 6
Pioneer 4 1959 Mar. 3
Explorer 7 (launch failure) 1959 Jul. 16
Explorer 7 1959 Oct. 13
S-46 (launch failure) 1960 Mar. 23
Injun 1 1961 June 29
Explorer 12 1961 Aug. 16
Ranger (failed to reach orbit) 1961 Aug. 23
TRAAC 1961 Nov. 15
Ranger 2 (failed to reach orbit) 1961 Nov. 18
Injun 2 (launch failure) 1962 Jan. 24
Discoverer 38 1962 Feb. 27
Mariner 1 (launch failure) 1962 Jul. 22
Mariner 2 1962 Aug. 27
Explorer 14 1962 Oct. 2
Explorer 15 1962 Oct. 27
Injun 3 1962 Dec. 12
Relay 1 1962 Dec. 13
P-11 1964 Aug. 14
OGO 1 1964 Sept. 5
Mariner 3 (shroud failure) 1964 Nov. 5
Injun 4 1964 Nov. 21
Mariner 4 1964 Nov. 28
OGO 2 1965 Oct. 14
OGO 3 1966 June 7
Explorer 33 (IMP-D) 1966 July 1
Explorer 34 (IMP-4) 1967 May 24
Mariner 5 1967 June 14
Explorer 35 (IMP-E) 1967 July 19
OGO 4 1967 July 28
OGO 5 1968 Mar. 4
Injun 5 1968 Aug. 8
Explorer 41 (IMP-5) 1969 June 21
Explorer 43 (IMP- 6) 1971 Mar. 13
Explorer 45 (SSS) 1971 Nov. 16
UK 4 (Ariel-4) 1971 Dec. 11
Pioneer 10 1972 Mar. 3
Explorer 47 (IMP-7) 1972 Sept. 23
Pioneer 11 1973 Apr. 6
Explorer 50 (IMP-8) 1973 Oct. 26
Hawkeye 1 1974 June 3
Helios 1 1974 Dec. 10
Helios 2 1976 Jan. 15
Voyager 2 * 1977 Aug. 20
Voyager 1 * 1977 Sept. 5
International Sun-Earth Explorer 1 1977 Oct. 22
International Sun-Earth Explorer 2 1977 Oct. 22
International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 1978 Aug. 12
Firewheel (launch failure) 1980 May 25
Dynamic Explorer 1 1981 Aug. 3
Plasma Diagnostics Package (shuttle Columbia) 1982 Mar. 22
AMPTE / IRM 1984 Aug. 16
Plasma Diagnostics Package (shuttle Challenger) 1985 Jul. 29
Galileo (terminated by plunging spacecraft into Jupiter, 9/2003) 1989 Oct. 18
CRRES 1990 July 25
Geotail * 1992 July 24
Wind * 1994 Nov. 1
Polar 1996 Feb. 24
Cluster I (4 spacecraft) (launch failure) 1996 June 4
Cassini (terminated by plunging spacecraft into Saturn, 9/2018) 1997 Oct. 15
Cluster Salsa (FM6) * 2000 July 16
Cluster Samba (FM7) * 2000 July 16
Cluster Tango (FM8) * 2000 Aug. 9
Cluster Rumba (FM5) * 2000 Aug. 9
Mars Express * 2003 June 2
Juno * 2011 Aug. 5
Van Allen Probe A (1 of 2 spacecraft) 2012 Aug. 30
Van Allen Probe B (1 of 2 spacecraft) 2012 Aug.30
Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 1 (1 of 4 spacecraft) * 2015 Mar.12
Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 2 (1 of 4 spacecraft) * 2015 Mar.12
Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 3 (1 of 4 spacecraft) * 2015 Mar.12
Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 4 (1 of 4 spacecraft) * 2015 Mar.12
HERCI CubeSat/Fox-1D 2018 Jan. 12
HaloSat Cube Satellite 2018 May 21
TRACERS TBD
*Spacecraft carrying currently operating Iowa instruments
   
   
Rockets
Launch Date
Rockoons (109 launches) payloads and casings 1951-1957
Javelin 8:45 experiment 1967 Sept. 21
Javelin 8:46 experiment 1968 May 25
Spear 1 pressure gauge 1987 Dec. 13
Spear 3 pressure gauge 1993 Mar. 15
Rocket Auroral Correlator Experiment (RACE) 2002 Feb. 6
High Bandwidth Auroral Rocket (HiBAR) 2003 Jan. 28
Correlations of High Frequencies & Auroral Roar Mission (CHARM) 2007 Feb. 28
Twin Rockets to Investigate Cusp Electrodynamics (TRICE) Mission 1/A 2007 Dec. 10
Twin Rockets to Investigate Cusp Electrodynamics (TRICE) Mission 1/B 2007 Dec. 10
Auroral Current and Electrodynamic Structure Rocket (ACES) Mission 2009 Jan. 29
Black Brant IX Sounding Rocket/CyXESS Mission 2009 Nov. 13
Correlations of High Frequencies & Auroral Roar Mission (CHARM 2) 2010 Feb. 17
Off-Plane Grating Rocket for Extended Source Spectroscopy 1 (OGRESS 1) 2015 May 2
Twin Rockets to Investigate Cusp Electrodynamics 2 (TRICE-2) Mission 2/A 2018 Dec. 8
Twin Rockets to Investigate Cusp Electrodynamics 2 (TRICE-2) Mission 2/B 2018 Dec. 8
Cusp Alfven and Plasma Electrodynamics Rocket 2 (CAPER 2) 2019 Jan. 4
Investigation of Cusp Irregularities (ICI-5) 2019 Nov. 26
VLF Trans-Ionospheric Propagation Exp. Rocket (VIPER) Search Coils 2021 May 26
Loss through Auroral Microburst Pulsations (LAMP) instrument 2022 Mar. 5
Auroral Current & Electrodynamic Structure Rocket 2 (ACES 2) 2022 TBD
COUSIN - Study of small-scale auroral region energy deposition TBD