A telescope launched July 11, 2012 aboard a NASA sounding rocket, is the next-generation suborbital space telescope designed to capture the highest-resolution images ever taken of the million-degree solar corona.› Science results | › Press Release
On July 5, 2012, NASA launched a sounding rocket mission called the Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation or SUMI, to study the intricate, constantly changing magnetic fields on the sun in a hard-to-observe area of the sun's low atmosphere called the chromosphere.
06.23.12 - Based on the quicklook realtime data, all of the rocket EVE instrument channels appear to have made excellent solar EUV irradiance measurements.
06.08.12 - Engineers have started integrating instruments on the first of four instrument decks in a newly fabricated cleanroom at Goddard.
06.04.12 - During the Venus Transit on June 5-6, 2012, the RHESSI science team hopes to improve the accuracy of their measurements of the diameter of the sun, to provide the best measurement ever obtained.
06.01.12 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will be watching the June 5, 2012 Venus Transit to help calibrate its instruments as well as to learn more about Venus's atmosphere.
05.29.12 - Dartmouth scientists are building 45 payloads--each destined for a trip on a balloon around Antarctica as part of NASA'S BARREL mission.
05.02.12 - NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes arrived May 1, 2012 at the KSC, where launch is scheduled for an August to begin their mission to study the extremes of space weather.
04.30.12 - During the last week of March, 2012, researchers from Goddard, Marshall, SWRI and Japan came together to test a key instrument for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission.
04.20.12 - Since SDO's first light in April, 2010, instruments on the spacecraft have continually observed the ever-changing sun on quiet days and explosive ones: observing over 1000 solar outbursts since its launch.
04.05.12 - Twice a year engineers perform a 360 degree roll of the SDO spacecraft about the spacecraft-sun line. This roll maneuver allows the team to remove the instrument optical distortions from the solar limb.
The ATREX mission will launch 5 rockets in 5 minutes to gather information to better understand the process responsible for the Earth's high-altitude jet stream.
02.17.12 - Since 2007, THEMIS has mapped how explosive auroras erupt and solar wind transfers energy to the magnetosphere.
02.08.12 - Ten years since its launch, RHESSI has observed more than 40,000 X-ray flares, helped craft a model of how solar eruptions form, and fueled additional serendipitous science papers on such things as the shape of the sun.
01.17.12 - The heater shut-off is a step in the careful management of diminishing electrical power.