After an unsuccessful attempt on the eve of NASA still launched a solar probe Solar Probe Parker. It is the first spacecraft that will fly at a record close distance from the Sun and will study the processes occurring at the border of the crown and the atmosphere.
According to information on the NASA site, the probe was launched on a Delta IV Heavy rocket today, August 12, at 10:31 Moscow time from Cape Canaveral in the U.S. state of Florida.
As expected, the machine, the creation of which was spent 1.5 billion dollars, will be released a stable orbit around the Sun at the end of 2024 and close to the stellar surface at a distance of 6.4 million km seven times closer than ever.
This means that the Parker Solar Probe will be within the crown of the Sun, that is the outer layers of its atmosphere where temperatures can reach 500 thousand Kelvin (500 degrees Celsius) and even several millions of Kelvins.
Notably, on Board unit is installed devices for measuring electromagnetic field strength of the Sun and determining the characteristics of particles emitted by the star. This will allow you to answer questions about the interaction of the solar corona from the photosphere, the upper layer of the Sun, to understand how the emerging and dispersed particles of the solar wind.
Prior to this it was reported that the American experts due to technical problems cancelled the launch of a new probe Parker, who was supposed to approach the Sun at a record close distance in the history of the spacecraft.
This became known thanks to the story of the company on the official NASA YouTube channel.
It became known that shortly before launch the helium pressure sensors showed abnormal value. The next attempt will take place on Sunday, August 12 at 10:31 local time. Parker will be launched from launch complex SLC-37 at U.S. air force base at Cape Canaveral.
“This space business, friends. Tomorrow the Sun will still be in place. (Although I can’t exactly confirm this, of Boston)”, – commented on the incident astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell.
Recall that the Kepler telescope which was sent into deep space to search for exoplanets and which broke down in 2013, suddenly gave signs of life.
As reported Znayu, unknown planet by its influence on the eruption of volcanoes throughout the Solar system, provoking the end of the world. Moreover, it has the ability to suck out the lava from the bowels of the Earth.
Also Znayu wrote, former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin said that during the mission he was able to observe on a space ship, an unknown creature which showed signs of life.