At 13.04 local time in EE. UU. On October 29th "Parker Solar Probe" NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) makes new statistics close to approaching the sun at the nearest human exploration. It was in excess of the original spacecraft Helios 2 built under American-German cooperation at a distance of 42.73 million km. April 1976
Parker's solar propulsion also broke the speed record of Helix 2, which accelerated to 246,960 km / h (246,960 km / h). This course. And it starts to break many 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 planned to go up to the sun for a total of 24 rounds at a short distance, which will move more and more every lap of time when the final round is due to 2025. Parker is only 6.16 million of kilometers from the surface of the sun and will gravitate towards the maximum speed of the sun. Prediction of the spacecraft at 690,000 km / h.
Parker's solar probes are made of special carbon compounds. To prevent heat and sun radiation from destroying all exploration devices on the boat.
The goal in exploring the sun. The center of the solar system is to find the answer. Because the outer atmosphere of the sun, called "crown," is much larger than the surface temperature of the star. And found the answer to that. What works exactly as an acceleration of the catalyst in the solar wind at such a high speed.