Life of a Part: Parker Solar Probe

Posted on 01/22/2019 09:04:10

As NASA’s Parker Solar Probe begins the second of 24 planned orbits—on track for its second perihelion, or closest approach to the Sun, on April 4, 2019—take a look back to how the spacecraft was built at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland.

Follow the spacecraft's magnetometer boom hinge as it evolves from concept to reality to testing and launch and operations.




See how Parker Solar Probe's magnetometer boom hinge moves from design to reality to launch in this behind-the-scenes video.
Credit: Johns Hopkins APL

Parker Solar Probe's magnetometer boom hinge.

Parker Solar Probe's magnetometer boom hinge.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Lee Hobson
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