CESRA Workshop 2019

July 8th - 12th, 2019

Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany


Some first results from the FIELDS instrument suite on Parker Solar Probe

Stuart Bale, University of California, Berkeley

The NASA Parker Solar Probe mission launched on August 12, 2018 and reached its first perihelion of 35.7 solar radii on November 5, 2018 and a second encounter on April 4, 2019. The FIELDS instrument suite made the first measurements the solar wind magnetic field, DC electric fields, plasma waves, quasi-thermal noise, and radio emissions below ~20 MHz at this distance from the Sun. Here we present the status of the FIELDS instrument and an overview of early results from the first perihelion, with a focus on first measurements of solar radio emissions.