Parker Solar Probe
Single-satellite programme, addressing solar processes.
USA programme: NASA responsible of development and operations, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.
The satellite is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design operational life is 7 years.
The satellite will orbit around the Sun in a highly elliptical orbit crossing, at intervals (at the perihelion), the corona.
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All operations managed by NASA/GSFC by exploiting the international Deep Space Network Data Downlink.
Data processing and service under the responsibility of NASA/GSFC.
2018 - 2025
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned