Our staff plays active roles in hardware investigations for several on-going and in-development solar physics missions:
- Project Scientist of the LASCO coronagraphs on the joint ESA/NASA SOHO mission at the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrange point. SOHO is the first mission to observe the Sun 24/7.
- Project Scientist of the SECCHI imaging suite onboard the NASA STEREO mission. STEREO is the first mission to reveal the 3D nature of solar and heliospheric structures.
- Project Scientist of the SoloHI imager onboard the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission. Solar Orbiter launches in 2019 and will be the first mission to image the Sun above the ecliptic.
- Project Scientist of the WISPR imager onboard the NASA Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission. SPP will be the first mission to study the solar atmosphere from within, reaching within 6 million km from the Sun’s surface.
The JHUAPL solar team has over 15 years’ experience in the design, assembly, testing and calibration (on-ground & in-flight) of space-based instruments, particularly white light coronagraphs.
We have also extensive experience in concept development, proposal writing, systems engineering and science management for individual instruments, payloads and full missions.