Heliophysics Missions

Heliophysics research and exploration aims to explore the Sun-Earth system to understand the Sun and its interactions with Earth and the solar system. Each Heliophysics flight mission has a specific, often tightly focused scientific goal. In addition, the missions taken together form an extended sensor web of spacecraft that are utilized to understand the dynamics of the solar system as an integrated whole. The distributed Heliophysics System Observatory has flexibility and capabilities that evolve with each new mission launched.

 List of all NASA Science Missions

OPERATING/Launch Date
ACE / 8/27/97
AIM / 4/25/07
CINDI/ 4/16/08
Cluster / 7/16/00
Geotail / 7/24/92
Hinode (Solar-B) / 9/23/06
IBEX / 10/19/08
RBSP / 8/30/12
RHESSI / 2/5/02
SDO / 2/11/10
SOHO / 12/2/95
STEREO / 10/25/06
THEMIS / 2/17/07
TIMED / 12/7/01
TWINS / 3/13/08
Voyager / 9/5/77
Wind / 11/1/94
IN DEVELOPMENT
IRIS
MMS
 
UNDER STUDY
Solar Orbiter
Solar Probe
PAST
Equator-S
FAST
IMAGE
IMP-8
Polar
Pioneer 10/11
SAMPEX
SPARTAN-201
SNOE
ST5
TRACE
Ulysses
Yohkoh