NASA LIVE: Parker Solar Probe Launch – Success – REPLAY – heading for the Sun☀️

NASA LIVE: Parker Solar Probe

NASA LIVE: Parker Solar Probe Launch – SUCCESS – Watch again how the blast off was accurate and stunning to view. It all happened at about 08:30 BST 12 August 2018. 

The launch is on a Delta IV-Heavy rocket, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere.  It is about 4 million miles from our star’s surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will revolutionise our understanding of the Sun, our closest star. The spacecraft will use seven Venus flybys and 24 orbits over nearly seven years. This to gradually reduce its orbit around the Sun. Probe will come close to 4 percent of the distance from the Sun to the Earth, and closer to the Sun’s surface than any spacecraft before it.

The spacecraft will fly into part of the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona, for the first time. It will use four instrument suites designed to study electric and magnetic fields, plasma.  Also energetic particles, as well as image the solar wind. The mission will trace how energy moves through the solar corona.  And explore what accelerates the solar wind and solar energetic particles, enabling critical contributions to our ability to forecast changes in Earth’s space environment that impact life and technology on our planet.


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