PADRE Fact Sheet

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The solar PolArization and Directivity X-Ray Experiment (PADRE) is NASA cubesat mission to study and dicepher the secrets of the Sun.

FOXSI Fact Sheet

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The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) is the first solar-dedicated NASA-sounding rocket experiment that performs imaging spectroscopy in hard X-rays (HXRs) using direct focusing techniques. FOXSI has improved the sensitivity and imaging dynamic range by orders of magnitude compared to its predecessors (e.g., RHESSI), demonstrated in three successful flights (2012, 2014, and 2018).

Helios Data Archive Fact Sheet

SSL hosts the most comprehensive, single, archive of the in-situ Helios 1 and 2 data along with previously unavailable documentation on the different spacecraft instruments and their operation, datasets, and early data processing.


Launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.

GRIPS Fact Sheet

The balloon-borne Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) instrument will provide a near-optimal combination of high-resolution imaging, spectroscopy, and polarimetry of solar-flare gamma-ray/hard X-ray emissions from ~20 keV to >~10 MeV.

CGEM Fact Sheet

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CGEM Coronal Global Evolutionary Model CGEM is a NASA/NSF funded Living With a Star Strategic Capability between UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin Space and Astrophysics Laboratory. CGEM’s goal is to improve our understanding of the corona of the Sun — to develop and evaluate a model for the evolution of its magnetic field. The […]