Johns Hopkins APL Helps NASA Complete Parker Solar Probe Integration Ahead of August Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has helped NASA fully integrate a spacecraft that will work to study the sun’s corona as part of a mission that will launch in August, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

The space agency said Thursday the Parker Solar Probe has been equipped with the Thermal Protection System, an eight-foot-diameter heat shied, which underwent tests and evaluation at the APL facility in Laurel, Md., at Goddard Space Flight Center and at an Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla.

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