PARKER SOLAR PROBE: PUBLIC RELEASE OF DATA FROM ORBITS 1 & 2 ON NOV. 12, 2019

July 1, 2019, from Richard Morton

NASA Parker Solar Probe mission, which launched on Aug. 12, 2018, has successfully completed two solar orbits (perihelia on Nov. 5, 2018 and Apr. 4, 2019) and started the third (perihelion on Sep. 1, 2019). All systems are nominal. The data from the first two orbits were fully downlinked as of May 2019. Calibration and preliminary analyses of the data are ongoing in preparation for release to the scientific community and the public on Nov. 12, 2019.

The data will be accessible through NASA SPDF, the Science Operation Centers (SOCs) of the four science investigation teams, and the APL Parker Solar Probe Gateway. An announcement with full information will be made one month prior to the data release date.

Two AGU sessions will be dedicated to Parker Solar Probe science: “Parker Solar Probe: Changing our view of the Solar Wind” (Conveners: K. Korreck, A. Higginson, A. Szabo, M. Velli) and “The Fundamental Physics of the Inner Heliosphere” (Conveners: M. Velli, C. Salem, O. Panasenco). The Parker team encourages submissions to these sessions from the entire scientific community. The AGU abstract deadline is Wednesday, 31 July at 23:59 EDT.

For further information, contact Nour E. Raouafi (Parker Solar Probe Project Scientist; Nour.Raouafi@jhuapl.edu).


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