At 13.04 local time in the US on October 29 "Parker Solar Probe" NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Make new statistics close to the sun at the closest distance that human exploration has ever done. That's more than the original Helios 2 spacecraft built under US-German cooperation at a distance of 42.73 million km. April 1976
Parker's Solar Propulsion also broke the speed record for the Helix 2, which had driven at 246.960 km / h (246.960 km / h). Such a course. And get ready to solve more statistics in the near future.
Parker was sent from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 12. Arriving at the target 78 days later, it is scheduled to float in the sun for a total of 24 rounds at close range, which will move closer to each passing round when the final round falls around 2025. Parker is only 6.16 million km away from the sun and will be attracted to the maximum speed of the sun. Forecast of the spacecraft at 690,000 km / hr.
Parker Solar Probe is made of special carbon compounds. To prevent heat and radiation from the sun destroying all exploration tools on the plane.
The aim is to explore the sun. The center of the solar system is to find the answer. Why is the atmosphere outside the sun, called "corona", much higher than the surface temperature of a star. And find the answer. What actually acts as an acceleration of the catalyst in the solar wind at such a great speed.