Sun  ID: 12927

Looking at the Corona with WISPR on Parker Solar Probe

The Wide-Field Imager for Solar Probe, or WISPR, is aboard NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to take images of the solar corona (the Sun’s atmosphere) and inner heliosphere. WISPR’s telescopes will provide white-light images of the solar wind, shocks, solar ejecta and other structures as they approach and pass the spacecraft. Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch in July 2018. It will be the first spacecraft ever to fly through the solar corona to investigate the evolution of the solar wind and heating of the solar corona. WISPR does not look directly at the Sun. Its very wide field-of-view extends from 13° away from the center of the Sun to 108° from the Sun.
 

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Credits

Scientist:
Paulett Liewer (NASA/JPL CalTech)

Support:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Technical Support:
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Model Simulation
SVS >> Parker Solar Probe
SVS >> WISPR
SVS >> Streamers
SVS >> Flux Loops