|Engine Restart Capability||No|
|Can Attach Payloads||No|
|Can Attach Boosters||No|
Solar Probe Alpha is one of two specially designed probes that are both used in Mission 12 to study SOL, the other being Solar Probe Beta. Alpha is discernable from Beta by its blue rocket engine housing; Beta's rocket engine housing is red.
Both probes must be simultaneously managed in flight due to time constraints to successfully complete this mission.