NASA’s Parker Solar Probe reaches closest to the sun

Американский зонд побил рекорд приближения к Солнцу

NASA said in a statement, "Spacecraft crossed the record distance of 26.55 million miles recorded from the Sun's surface at 1.04 a.m. on October 29".

The device broke the record, Helios 2, which is close to the Sun on 42,73 million kilometers in 1976, reports the Country with reference to NASA. As it gets closer and closer, the probe will continue to top its own top-speed records on a regular basis, and it's expected to break the current record for both distance and speed on November 5th, coming closer to the Sun than ever and moving at a speed of around 213,200 miles per hour.

"It's been just 78 days since Parker Solar Probe launched, and we've now come closer to our star than any other spacecraft in history", Andy Driesman, Project Manager of the Parker Solar Probe mission, told NASA. Parker Solar Probe's speed and position were calculated using DSN measurements made on October 24, and the team used that information along with known orbital forces to calculate the spacecraft's speed and position from that point on.At its current distance to the Sun, the probe requires 150 days to make a complete orbit. Attaining and then surpassing a speed of 246,960 kilometers per hour (153,454 miles per hour), the Parker probe became the fastest-ever human-built object relative to the Sun. "It's a proud moment for the team, though we remain focused on our first solar encounter, which begins [today]".

This unmanned spacecraft, built at the cost of 1.5 billion dollars, was launched in August. The Parker Solar probe flew 26.55 million miles away from the surface of the star on Monday afternoon EDT. Wayne has a flair for gathering data and information through extensive research efforts and has a strong set of skills to cover nearly any domain easily and produce reports that are easy to understand and aid in making well-informed decisions.

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"The Parker Solar Probe's observations will help us answer questions like: Why is the corona a couple million degrees hotter than the sun?"

During the solar encounter phase, Parker Solar Probe's four instrument suites measure the properties of material directly within the Sun's outer atmosphere.

The Parker Solar Probe is the first NASA aircraft to be named after a living astrophysicist; 91-year-old Eugene Parker, who proposed the notion of solar wind.

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