Parker Solar Probe Plus NASA’s historic mission to solve the mysteries of the sun is still alive long after it flew towards 15 million kilometers from the surface of the sun. It is much closer to the entire spacecraft, the previous record that was established in 1976 by Helios B and defeated by Parker on October 29 and this spacecraft contrive to suggest exposure to solar radiation and intense heat in an intricate solar wind environment, NASA said in a statement Thursday.
On November 5, the spacecraft got closer to the perihelion. The Parker solar probe has reached a top speed of 213,200 km / h and has set a new speed record for spacecraft. At that distance, intense sunlight warmed Parker’s heat shield to about 820 degrees Fahrenheit, the sun-focused thermal protection system. The temperature reached to 2500 Fahrenheit as the probe approached the Sun, according to NASA.
“Parker Solar Probe Plus is designed to protect itself and make valuable cargoes during the close-up approach without any control of us on the ground, and now we know that it worked,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission in Washington.
The first phase of the Solar Parker Solar Probe Plus meeting began on October 31 and the satellite will continue to collect scientific data for the end of the solar power stage encounter on November 11. A few weeks after the end of the solar meeting phase, scientific data will begin descending to the earth. The probe will repeatedly hit its own speed as its orbit approaches the star and moving faster and faster in perihelion, NASA said.
Parker probe has turned out to be a recorder in the history of space. It has surpassed many consecutive figures and is only spacecraft to operate so close to the sun.