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NASA Invites Media to Visit with Spacecraft That Will “Touch” Sun

Sun Jul 5, 2018
Media are invited to view NASA’s Parker Solar Probe at 1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 13, at the Astrotech Space Operations payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida.

Cutting-Edge Heat Shield Installed on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Sun Jul 5, 2018
When you're designing a mission to touch the Sun, one key question comes to mind: How will you stop it from overheating? Parker Solar Probe's heat shield is a big part of the answer, and it was...

NASA Invites Media to View Launch of Mission to “Touch” Sun

Sun Jul 2, 2018
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission that will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun.
Photo of CubeSat over Earth's horizon taken from the ISS

High-Precision Pointing on a CubeSat Enables New Science

Sun Jun 18, 2018
A team led by University of Colorado researchers has successfully developed the first science CubeSat mission for NASA’s Heliophysics Division. The Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer-1 (MinXSS-1)...

Revised Launch Date Targeted for Parker Solar Probe

Sun Jun 15, 2018
NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are now targeting launch of the agency’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft no earlier than Aug. 4, 2018, to accommodate further software...

Sounding Rocket Takes a Second Look at the Sun

Sun Jun 15, 2018
In the harsh space environment, scientific instruments can degrade quickly. With the help of the EVE sounding rocket, scientists can still recover quality data from them.

As Solar Wind Blows, Our Heliosphere Balloons

Sun Jun 6, 2018
What happens when the solar wind suddenly starts to blow significantly harder? According to two recent studies, the boundaries of our entire solar system balloon outward — and an analysis of...

NASA’s Hi-C Launches to Study Sun’s Corona

Sun Jun 1, 2018
NASA and its partners launched a rocket-borne camera to the edge of space at 2:54 p.m. EST May 29, 2018, on its third flight to study the Sun. The clarity of images returned is unprecedented and...

NASA Previews Mission to Study Frontier of Space

Sun May 29, 2018
NASA will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, June 4, on the agency’s mission to explore Earth’s ionosphere and the processes there that impact life on Earth’s surface. The event will...

The Case of the Relativistic Particles Solved with NASA Missions

Sun May 29, 2018
Establishing the main cause of the radiation belt enhancements provides key information for models that forecast space weather — and thus protect our technology in space.