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Solar Probe Plus In Advanced Development

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Solar Probe Plus Moves into Advanced Development


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said:

Solar Probe Plus — NASA’s ambitious mission to fly through and examine the sun’s atmosphere — has reached a key stage of development.

Solar Probe Plus will begin advanced design, development and testing — a step NASA designates as Phase C — following a successful design review in which an independent assessment board deemed that the mission team, led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., was ready to move ahead with full-scale spacecraft fabrication, assembly, integration and testing.

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