At 13.04 local time in the US on October 29 "Parker's sonic probe" NASA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Let's make new statistics close to approaching the sun at the closest distance that human research has made. This exceeded the original Helios 2 space vehicle, built in the framework of US-Germany cooperation, at a distance of 42.73 million km. April 1976
Parker's solar power also interrupted the speed record for Helix 2, which accelerated 246.960 km / h (246.960 km / h). Such a course. And in the near future, set to break much more statistics.
Parker was sent from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 12th. Arriving on the target 78 days later, it is envisaged that in the sun, a total of 24 rounds will be rounded up, which will get closer in every short circle when the final round is around 2025. Parker is just 6.16 million kilometers away from the surface of the sun and will gravitate against the solar maximum speed. Forecasts of the spacecraft at 690,000 km / h.
Parker Solar probes are made from special carbon compounds. In order to prevent heat and solar radiation, all research facilities in the vessel will be destroyed.
The goal of exploring the sun. The center of the solar system is to find the answer. Why is the external solar atmosphere, called the "corona", much higher than the surface temperature of the star. And find the answer to that. What exactly works as a catalytic acceleration in the sun's wind to such a high speed.