Here's what one of the @PSP_FIELDS magnetometers saw: The large spacecraft-generated field rapidly drops off as the boom deploys and carries the magnetometer away from the spacecraft body–that means we […]
Space probe to plunge into fiery corona of the sun: https://t.co/dftvpBnsy5 "The solar probe will travel faster than any spacecraft in history… Sticking a spacecraft right in the hot plasma […]
Nice article on PSP by Sarah Kaplan in the Washington Post, focusing on thermal vacuum testing at GSFC: “This NASA spacecraft will get closer to the sun than anything ever […]
Yesterday, the 2017 solar eclipse crossed the country. Many Berkeley/SSL scientists traveled to the path of totality, including members of the Eclipse MegaMovie team. In Oregon: Joining #Selfiebud #MegaMovie @SolarEclipse2017 […]
The Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft will launch in summer 2018 on a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket. Two of the three first stage booster cores were delivered to the […]
On May 31, NASA officially renamed the Solar Probe mission to the Parker Solar Probe, in honor of Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind in a […]
A Discovery Channel documentary featuring SPP will air on Discovery Channel Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 on Science Channel: Premiering as the centerpiece of Science Channel Weekend on Discovery Channel, […]
Nick Myers from the Daily Californian has written an article describing the FIELDS experiment that has been selected for the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft.
NASA has selected the FIELDS experiment to be part of the payload for the Solar Probe Plus mission.