At 13:04 local time in the US on October 29 "Parker Solar Probe" NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration of NASA) Make new statistics close to approaching the sun in the closest distance that human exploration ever made. It was in addition to the original Helios 2 spacecraft built under US-Germany cooperation at a distance of 42.73 million km. April 1976
Parker's Solar Propulsion also broke the speed record of the Helix 2, which is accelerating at 246,960 km / h (246,960 km / h). Such a course. And ready to break many other statistics in the near future.
Parker was sent from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on August 12. Reaching the target 78 days later is scheduled to hover over the sun for a total of 24 rounds at close range, which will move ever closer every lap when the final round is scheduled for 2025. Parker is only 6, 16 million kilometers from the surface of the sun and will be gravitating towards the maximum speed of the sun. Forecasts of the spacecraft at 690,000 km / h.
Parker's solar probes are made of special carbon compounds. To prevent the heat and radiation from the sun from destroying all the scanning devices on the ship.
The goal in exploring the sun. The center of the solar system is finding the answer. Because the outer atmosphere of the sun, called "corona," is much larger than the surface temperature of the star. And find the answer to that. What exactly acts like a catalyst acceleration in the solar wind at such a great speed.