IMPACT Center Open House
The Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) is hosting an open house to provide an opportunity for aerospace contractors with high-speed impact testing needs to view the lab’s facilities.
IMPACT researchers study the dusty plasma environments around airless bodies within the interplanetary medium. IMPACT partners include LASP, the CU Boulder departments of physics and aerospace engineering sciences, the Colorado School of Mines and international collaborators.
At the core of the IMPACT facilities is a 3 MV linear electrostatic dust accelerator, which is used for a variety of impact research activities as well as calibrating dust instruments for space applications. The dust accelerator is equipped with a 3 MV Pelletron generator capable of accelerating micron and submicron particles of various materials to velocities approaching 100 km/s.
Tuesday, January 30 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
IMPACT Center, IMPACT Laboratory (behind the Science Learning Laboratory) 3400 Marine St, Boulder