Welcome to the web page for the FIELDS Experiment for the Parker Solar Probe.
Latest status (updated 2023 November 1):
PSP/FIELDS data release 17 includes data from Encounter 16 in June 2023. See the Data page for details.
2023 September 18
PSP/FIELDS data release 17 includes new RFS Level 3 data products. See the Data page for details.
2023 August 28
PSP/FIELDS data release 16 includes data from Encounter 15 in March 2023. See the Data page for details.
2023 May 24
PSP/FIELDS data release 15.1 includes Level 3 dust detection data. See the Data page for details.
2023 May 15
PSP/FIELDS data release 15 includes data from Encounter 14 in December 2022. See the Data page for details.
2023 February 20
PSP/FIELDS data release 14 includes data from Encounter 13 in September 2022. See the Data page for details.
2022 November 14
PSP/FIELDS data release 13 includes data from Encounter 12 in June 2022. See the Data page for details.
2022 August 4
PSP/FIELDS data release 12 includes data from Encounter 11 in February 2022. See the Data page for details.
2022 April 25
PSP/FIELDS data release 11 includes data from Encounter 10 in November 2021, as well as Venus Gravity Assist 5 in October 2021. See the Data page for details.
2022 February 7
PSP/FIELDS data release 10 includes data from Encounter 9 in August 2021. See the Data page for details.
2021 October 28
PSP/FIELDS data release 9 includes select data from Encounter 7 in January 2021 and survey+select data from Encounter 8 in April 2021. See the Data page for details.
2021 June 28
PSP/FIELDS data release 8 includes data from Encounter 7 in January 2021 and Venus flyby 4. See the Data page for details.
2021 April 5
PSP/FIELDS data release 7 includes data from Encounter 6 in September 2020. See the Data page for details.
2020 November 16
PSP/FIELDS data release 6 includes new data from Encounters 4 and 5, and Venus flyby 3. See the Data page for details.
2020 October 19
2020 September 15
PSP/FIELDS survey data from Encounter 4 was publicly released on September 15. See the Data page for details.
2020 August 4
PSP/FIELDS data from the first two Venus flybys, TDS waveform data, and Level 3 merged search coil and waveform data, was publicly released on August 4.
2020 Jun 19
The PSP spacecraft has successfully completed its fifth solar encounter, with perihelion on 2020 Jun 07.
Data from the previous encounter will be released later this summer (exact date TBD).
2020 Apr 14
PSP/FIELDS select data from solar encounter 3, and survey data through 2020 January 14, was publicly released on 2019 April 14. See the Data page for details.
The PSP spacecraft has successfully completed its fourth solar encounter, with perihelion on 2020 January 29.
2020 Feb 10
PSP/FIELDS survey data from solar encounter 3 was released on 2020 February 10.
2019 Nov 12
Parker Solar Probe/FIELDS data for the first two encounters was publicly released on 2019 November 12 at 9 AM Pacific time.
2018 Dec 17
The Parker Solar Probe (PSP) spacecraft launched August 12, 2018 on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. It successfully flew by Venus on October 3, 2018, and has successfully completed two solar encounters, in October-November 2018 and March-April 2019.
In December, the first FIELDS data from encounter was telemetered to the ground from the spacecraft. The FIELDS science team was able to use this data to verify that the instrument performed well, taking valuable science data throughout the encounter. The remainder of the data from the encounter will be telemetered after the second encounter, in April 2019.
2018 Sep 3
The PSP magnetometer boom, which houses the three FIELDS magnetometers and the FIELDS V5 sensor, was successfully deployed on August 13, 2018. The FIELDS V1-V4 antennas were successfully deployed on September 2, 2018.
2017 Jul 05
The FIELDS Main Electronics Package (MEP) was delivered to APL in Laurel, MD in April 2017.
The FIELDS sensors (magnetometers and antennas) were delivered to APL in May and June 2017.
After launch, data from the FIELDS instruments will be available on this website.