In some weeks, NASA is going to launch the most aspiring spacecraft in the history, the Parker Solar Probe. This marvelous probe will swoop in and touch the sun without even melting.
Lighting the sky of August’s morning, this probe will begin its voyage. “We’ve been studying the Sun for decades, and now we’re finally going to go where the action is.” Said Alex Yong, one of the scientists of the Parker Solar Probe’s project.
The probe will travel near the Sun’s surface, approximately 4 million miles proving new data about the solar activity. Revealing all the mysteries of the corona as well as telling several things about the Solar Wind.
The mission is been named after Eugene Parker. He proposed in the 1950s that how the stars, including our Sun, give off energy. Parker named them Solar Winds, describing an entire complex system of plasmas, magnetic fields and energy particles that cause this phenomenon.
But how the probe will survive? Touching the sun ain’t a piece of cake!
This revolutionary Parker Solar Probe mission will swoop closer to the Sun about 4 million miles seven times than any probe made it to the Sun. facing more than 1, 377 degrees Celsius, it will house the solar arrays retracting and extending as it will sway towards and away from the sun when looping around it. To make sure that the panels are at proper power and temperature.
Using seven Venus flybys, gradually shrinking its orbit around the Sun, the Parker Solar Probe or PSP will come as close as about 4 million miles. The PSP will hurtle around the Sun at about 430, 000 miles per hour at its closest approaches and will share unknown things about the star as much as possible.