Solar Probe+ will be an extraordinary and historic mission, exploring what is arguably the last region of the solar system to be visited by a spacecraft, the Sun’s outer atmosphere or corona as it extends out into space.
The objective of the FASTSAT mission is to demonstrate the capability to build, design and test a microsatellite platform to enable governmental, academic and industry researchers to conduct low-cost scientific and technology experiments on an autonomous satellite in space.
The ARTEMIS mission is to study how the solar wind electrifies, alters and erodes the moon's surface. ARTEMIS is using two in-orbit spacecraft from the completed THEMIS magnetosphere mission.
12.20.10 - Team of engineers discover that the faster way between two points is not a straight line, but looks more like a five-point star.
12.01.10 - Since launch in 1995, SOHO has revolutionized what we know about the solar atmosphere and violent solar storms produced by the sun.
10.27.10 - Because they lie just outside Earth's magnetosphere, Lagrange points are excellent places to study the solar wind.
11.05.10 - NASA approved an extension of the TIMED mission through 2014.
10.27.10 - A pair of NASA spacecraft that were supposed to be dead a year ago are instead flying to the Moon for a breakthrough mission in lunar orbit.
09.13.10 - Eclipse periods are a normal part of life with a geosynchronous observatory.
09.03.10 - NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission passed its critical design review, which clears the way for spacecraft fabrication.
09.02.10 - NASA has selected science investigations for a new Heliophysics mission called Solar Probe Plus.
06.29.10 - NASA's Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE) conducted its final observations of the sun on June 21.
05.24.10 - Engineers successfully reset a computer onboard Voyager 2 that caused an unexpected data pattern shift, and the spacecraft resumed sending properly formatted science data back to Earth on Sunday, May 23.
05.17.10 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) passed a major milestone on May 14, when it completed its post-launch check out and officially began its five-year science mission to study the sun.
04.21.10 - NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory is returning images that confirm its unprecedented capability to help scientists better understand our sun.