Parker Solar Probe was launched on August 12, 2018 for a 7-year journey to the solar corona. In November 2018, the mission became the first ever to get as close as 24 million kilometres from the solar surface. The SCM instrument operates nominally; its scientific data are being analysed at the LPC2E.
Parker Solar Probe is a NASA mission whose objective is to study the solar corona. One of its instruments is a search coil magnetometer that has been designed and built at the LPC2E. The Parker Solar Probe team has been named the winner of the 2018 Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). This award is given for outstanding achievements as a crew, crew member or team.