NASA Parker Solar spacecraft question

In summary, the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft was launched on August 12, 2018 with the purpose of studying the Sun's corona and solar wind. It is equipped with four different instruments and is expected to operate for 7 years, completing 24 orbits around the Sun. Its closest approach to the Sun at 3.83 million miles will allow for unprecedented observations and data collection to better understand the Sun's influence on our solar system.
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How will the NASA spacecraft resist when approaching the Sun?
 
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Andreza Carvalho said:
How will the NASA spacecraft resist when approaching the Sun?
Resist what?
 
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mathman said:
Resist what?
Temptation! :partytime:
 
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berkeman said:
Temptation! :partytime:
hahaha pun of the day
 
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1. What is the purpose of the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft?

The purpose of the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft is to study the outer atmosphere of the Sun known as the corona and the solar wind in order to gain a better understanding of their effects on Earth and our solar system.

2. When was the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft launched?

The NASA Parker Solar spacecraft was launched on August 12, 2018.

3. How long will the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft be in operation?

The NASA Parker Solar spacecraft is expected to operate for approximately 7 years, completing 24 orbits around the Sun.

4. What technology does the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft use?

The NASA Parker Solar spacecraft is equipped with four different instruments including a Wide-field Imager, a Solar Probe Cup, a Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) instrument, and a Fields Experiment. These instruments use various techniques such as imaging, sampling, and measuring to study the Sun and its surroundings.

5. What is the significance of the NASA Parker Solar spacecraft's closest approach to the Sun?

The NASA Parker Solar spacecraft will make the closest approach to the Sun at a distance of 3.83 million miles, which is closer than any other spacecraft has ever been. This will allow for unprecedented observations and data collection that will help scientists better understand the inner workings of the Sun and its influence on our solar system.

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