PSP Bibliography


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The Use of the Expanded FMEA in Spacecraft Fault Management

The NASA/APL Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun by swooping to within 4 million miles of the Sun s surface. This mission targets the fundamental processes and dynamics that characterize the Sun s corona and outwardly expanding solar wind and will be the first mission to fly into the low solar corona (i.e., the Sun s atmosphere) revealing both how the corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated. PSP has many engineering challenges presented by the intense environment in ...

Jones, Melissa; Fretz, Kristin; Kubota, Sanae; Smith, Clayton;

Published by: Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium      Published on:

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Failure modes; Fault detection; Human resource management; Maintainability; NASA; Risk analysis; Risk assessment; Safety factor; Solar radiation; Solar wind; Spacecraft; Parker Engineering


Avoiding the burn: Maintaining a Sun-safe attitude for the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft

The Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission plans to send a spacecraft to explore the inner region of the heliosphere and is currently working towards launch in 2018. The SPP spacecraft will make in-situ measurements and remote observations over a series of 24 nearly-ecliptic solar orbits with perihelion decreasing from 35 solar radii (Rs) to a minimum of 9.86 Rs over a period of 7 years. Proper orientation of the spacecraft and solar arrays relative to the Sun is essential for a successful mission. A large shield must be kept betwee ...

Vaughan, Robin; Kubota, Sanae; Shapiro, Hongxing; Kagan, Mike; Vesel, John;

Published by: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference      Published on:

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

Attitude control; Closed loop control systems; Failure analysis; Probes; Solar cell arrays; Spacecraft; Parker Engineering