PSP Bibliography


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Parker solar probe mission design

A mission to the sun originally called Solar Probe was first considered in 1958 and stayed in concept and feasibility studies for five decades until 2007, when a new mission design was created that changed the original mission architecture. The re-designed mission was named Solar Probe Plus due to significant advantages in technical implementation and science return, and it was renamed Parker Solar Probe (PSP) in 2017. PSP was launched on August 12, 2018 as the first mission to touch the Sun. This paper presents an overview ...

Guo, Yanping;

Published by: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences      Published on:

YEAR: 2020     DOI:

Astrophysics; Atomic absorption spectrometry; Interplanetary flight; Parker Engineering


Coronal Mass Ejections in the Low Solar Corona: Ion Composition and EUV Diagnostics A Coupled Investigation using Remote-Sensing Observations and In-situ Measurements

Kocher, Manan;

Published by:       Published on: 01/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Astrophysics; Remote sensing

The Interior Structure, Dynamics, and Heliospheric Impact of Reconnection-Driven Solar Coronal Hole Jets

Roberts, Merrill;

Published by:       Published on: 01/2018

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Physics; Astrophysics; Plasma physics

Orbit determination covariance analyses for the parker solar probe mission

This paper details pre-launch navigation covariance analyses for the Parker Solar Probe mission. Baseline models and error assumptions are outlined. The results demonstrate how navigation will satisfy requirements and are used to define operational plans. A few sensitivities are identified and the accompanying investigations are described. Predicted state uncertainty results show that most requirements are met with substantial margin. Moreover, navigation sensitivities may be accommodated operationally and this has been inco ...

Jones, Drew; Thompson, Paul; Valerino, Powtawche; Lau, Eunice; Goodson, Troy; Chung, Min-Kun; Mottinger, Neil;

Published by: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences      Published on:

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Astrophysics; Probes; Parker Engineering

Parker solar probe navigation: One year from launch

Parker Solar Probe (PSP) will be the first spacecraft designed to fly deep within the Sun’s lower corona and also becoming the fastest spacecraft flown. Launch is scheduled for next year, with a 20-day launch period beginning on 31 July 2018. PSP will be on a ballistic trajectory, requiring seven Venus flybys to progressively lower the perihelion over the seven-year mission. This near-solar environment can be particularly challenging from a spacecraft design as well as a navigation perspective. We discuss an overview o ...

Thompson, Paul; Goodson, Troy; Chung, Min-Kun; Jones, Drew; Lau, Eunice; Mottinger, Neil; Valerino, Powtawche;

Published by: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences      Published on:

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Astrophysics; Parker Engineering

Flight path control analysis for parker solar probe

An unprecedented NASA mission to study the Sun, known as Parker Solar Probe (PSP), is under development. The primary objective of the PSP mission is to gather new data within 10 solar radii of the Sun’s center. The purpose of this paper is to review the statistical analysis of trajectory correction maneuvers (TCMs) for PSP’s baseline trajectory. The baseline mission includes a total of 42 TCMs that will be accomplished with a monopropellant propulsion system that consists of twelve 4.4 N thrusters. Assuming curre ...

Valerino, Powtawche; Thompson, Paul; Jones, Drew; Goodson, Troy; Chung, Min-Kun; Mottinger, Neil;

Published by: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences      Published on:

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Astrophysics; NASA; Probes; Propulsion; Statistical methods; Parker Engineering


Solar probe plus: Unique navigation modeling challenges

The Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission is preparing to launch in 2018, and will directly investigate the outer atmosphere of our star. At 9. 86 solar radii, SPP must operate in an unexplored regime. The environment and aspects of the mission design present some unique challenges for navigation, particularly in terms of modeling the dynamics. Non-gravitational force models, unique to this mission, are given with analytical expressions. For each of these models (and error sources), a maximum bound on the force perturbation magnitu ...

Jones, Drew; Goodson, Troy; Thompson, Paul; Valerino, Powtawche; Williams, Jessica;

Published by: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016      Published on:

YEAR: 2016     DOI:

Astrophysics; Charged particles; Probes; Parker Engineering


Estimation of the solar flare neutron worst-case fluxes and fluences for missions traveling close to the Sun

A method to estimate the total fluence of solar flare neutrons at a spacecraft traveling in the innermost part of the heliosphere (at heliocentric radial distances of \<1 AU) is presented. The results of the neutron production and emissivity codes of Hua and Lingenfelter (1987a, 1987b) scaled to one of the largest solar neutron events ever observed at the Earth are used to derive a conservative estimate of the energy spectrum of neutrons emitted from the Sun after a large solar flare. By taking into account the surviva ...

Lario, D.;

Published by: Space Weather      Published on: 03/2012

YEAR: 2012     DOI: 10.1029/2011SW000732

and Astronomy: Flares; and Astronomy: General or miscellaneous; and Astronomy: X-rays; and neutrinos; Astrophysics; gamma rays; parker solar probe; Solar Physics; Solar Probe Plus


Statistical association of discontinuities and reconnection in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

Servidio, S.; Greco, A.; Matthaeus, W.~H.; Osman, K.~T.; Dmitruk, P.;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)      Published on: 09/2011

YEAR: 2011     DOI: 10.1029/2011JA016569

Parker Data Used; Interplanetary Physics: Discontinuities (7811); Interplanetary Physics: Solar wind plasma; Nonlinear Geophysics: Turbulence (3379; 4568; 7863); Solar Physics; Astrophysics; and Astronomy: Magnetic reconnection (2723; 7835)