Sun  ID: 13072

Parker Solar Probe First Light Data

Just over a month into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations – while not yet examples of the key science observations Parker Solar Probe will take closer to the Sun – show that each of the instruments is working well. The instruments work in tandem to measure the Sun's electric and magnetic fields, particles from the Sun and the solar wind, and capture images of the environment around the spacecraft. The mission’s first close approach to the Sun will be in November 2018, but even now, the instruments are able to gather measurements of what’s happening in the solar wind closer to Earth.

For More Information

https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/2018/09/19/illuminating-first-light-data-from-parker-solar-probe/


Credits

Sarah Frazier (ADNET Systems Inc.): Support
Joy Ng (USRA): Lead Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
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Keywords:
SVS >> NRL
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Parker Solar Probe
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