We have not heard of Parker Solar Probab long ago, and NASA spacecraft voted most likely as a piece of molten metal, Update from the space agency shows that now all systems go to the sun probe , which recently launched its second of 24 planned orbits of the stars.
Parker Solar Probe completed its first orbital journey around the Sun, reaching the point of aphage, the most distant orbital distance from our star, on January 19, 2019, NASA reports. He re-travels to his goal as the probe expects to reach its next perihelion, the closest point to the Orbital Sun, on April 4, 2019.
Parker Solar Probe reached this important event 161 days in the mission , and it seems that so far everything is inflated.
"This is a luminous and fascinating first orbit," said Andy Drisman, project manager "Parker Solar Probe." "We have learned a lot about how the spacecraft operates and reacts to the solar environment, and I am proud to say that the team's predictions were very accurate."
The probe is currently transmitting data to Earth using the NASA Deep Space Network, an array of Earth's antennas, and mounted based devices designed to support spacecraft. So far, the probe has transmitted 17 gigabits of valuable scientific data to the Earth, NASA says, but by April it will not get all the contents of its first residence around the Sun at home. The spacecraft gathers unprecedented data with its set of tools – data that will help scientists learn more about the solar crown and how stars and particles produced by the star move through space at high speeds.
Rawafi said the data collected has hinted at "many new things we have not seen before and under potential new discoveries." Parker Solar Son, he said in a statement, "fulfills the promise of the mission to uncover the mysteries of our Sun."
Another important moment came a few weeks before the afel when Parker entered into his full operational status, or Phase E, the New All probe systems are now online and operate according to specifications, NASA reports
Parker's team can now set their seats on April's perihelion when the probe turns from the Sun at a distance of 24.1 million kilometers (15 million miles), creating a new record on Oct. 29, 2018, Parker set a record of proximity when it reached 42.7 million kilometers (26.5 million miles) of the surface of the Sun, breaking the old record held by Helios 2's probe. the proximity of the probe is expected in June 2025, at which time it will is about 6.16 million kilometers (3.83 million miles) from the Sun. In that proximity, Parker will only need 88 days to make a full orbit around the star and travel at about 430,000 miles an hour – fast enough to get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC for just one second.
As a preparation for the perihelion in April, mission controllers make storage space by deleting files already transmitted to Earth and sending up-to-date positioning and navigation information, including an automated sequence of commands to hold the probe for about a month.
The speed of your second tour around the Sun, Parker's probe!