Parker solar probe Launch, Quick Facts, Objectives, Image, Countdown, पार्कर सोलर प्रोब मिशन

Parker solar probe Launch, Quick Facts, Objectives, Image, Countdown, पार्कर सोलर प्रोब मिशन

The new, 60-minute launch window opens at 3:31 am (1:01 pm IST) for the Parker Solar Probe, a $1.5 billion unmanned spacecraft that aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system. After a last-minute technical problem forced NASA to postpone by 24 hours the launch of its first mission to explore the Sun, the agency plans to try again Sunday.

Quick Facts

Launch date: August 12, 2018
Launch location: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Launch vehicle: Delta IV Heavy
Mission target: The Sun’s corona

Other organizations involved :
Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley,
University of Minnesota
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Paris Observatory

Parker solar probe images

Objectives of parker solar probe

The mission’s objectives include “tracing the flow of energy that heats and accelerates the sun’s corona and solar wind, determining the structure and dynamics of the plasma and magnetic fields at the sources of the solar wind and explore mechanisms that accelerate and transport energetic particles.”

 

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