IMAP Mission Begins Integration and Testing at Johns Hopkins APL — Public Invited to Follow Along With Livestream
NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) is embarking on its yearlong integration and testing campaign, during which all of the instruments and components will be added to the spacecraft structure, tested to ensure they will survive the harsh environments of launch and space, and made ready to execute their mission.
Parker Probe’s Path Through Solar Blast Yields Unparalleled Space Weather Insights
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now become the first spacecraft ever to fly through a powerful solar explosion near the Sun. Passing along and through a coronal mass ejection last September, Parker provided an unparalleled view into these stellar explosions and an opportunity to study them early in their evolution.
Johns Hopkins APL Provides Critical Contributions to Successful Ballistic Missile Intercept Test
APL — in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy — demonstrated the capability to detect, track, engage and intercept a medium-range ballistic missile target in the terminal phase of flight.
Parker Solar Probe ‘Sees’ Sun Sweep Up Interplanetary Dust
In 2022, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe soared gracefully through one of the most powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs) ever recorded—not only an impressive feat of engineering but a huge boon for the scientific community. Parker’s journey through the CME is helping to prove a 20-year-old theory about the interaction of CMEs with interplanetary dust, with implications for space weather predictions.
Expanding eDNA Research and Physical Oceanography Into Critical Polar Regions
On an exploratory trip to Antarctica, Johns Hopkins APL researchers delivered environmental DNA samples and physical oceanographic data that could provide insights into ecosystem dynamics in and around Earth’s southernmost continent.