12.07.11 - TIMED has collected data over almost an entire solar cycle, which lasts about 11 years, creating a new picture of Earth's environment as well as how it responds to changes in the sun.
CINDI's mission is to understand the dynamics of the Earth's ionosphere.
11.14.11 - NASA's Voyager 2 has successfully switched to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft.
11.05.11 - NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft today to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft.
11.01.11 - Five years after its instruments turned on, Hinode has provided some of the highest resolution images of the sun the world had ever seen -- as well as help solve such mysteries as why the sun's atmosphere is a thousand times hotter than its surface.
10.25.11 - On Oct. 25, 2006 STEREO launched to do something never done before: see the entire sun simultaneously.
06.23.11 - It took one and a half years, over 90 orbit maneuvers, many gravitational boosts and little fuel to move two spacecraft from their orbits around Earth to their new home around the moon.
01.08.2009 - Following a successful confirmation review, NASA has given The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) the go-ahead to continue development of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, or RBSP mission.
04.14.2011 - The Radiation Belt Storm Probes team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory closed February with a flurry of instrument activities and a significant development milestone.
04.29.11 - At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, scientists and engineers are working on a crucial element of the the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission to study magnetic reconnection: the Fast Plasma Instrument (FPI).
The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission opens a window of discovery into the sun's upper layers by tracing the flow of energy and plasma through the chromosphere and transition region into the corona using spectrometry and imaging.
Solar Orbiter is a European Space Agency (ESA) mission to study the Sun from a distance closer than any spacecraft previously has, and will provide images and measurements in unprecedented resolution and detail.
02.11.11 - Project scientists discuss SDO's first year of science and collaboration with other Heliophysics System Observatory missions.
This mission (formerly known as Radiation Belt Storm Probes(RBSP)) was designed to help us understand the Sun’s influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the Earth’s radiation belts on various scales of space and time.
The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a Solar-Terrestrial Probe mission comprising four identically instrumented spacecraft that will use Earth's magnetosphere as a laboratory to study the microphysics of three fundamental plasma processes: magnetic reconnection, energetic particle acceleration, and turbulence.