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    The probe "Parker" goes to the sun

    This will be the first object to approach so close to the sun (about 6 million kilometers).

    Many analysis and also great photos to come



    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...h-to-touch-sun

    https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/parker-solar-probe

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    Do we know how long it will take the probe to reach its destination?

    I can't wait for the update when we get our own probes to use in order to map what is on a planets surface. Little surprised that we don't already have them in the game given how they play an important role in exploration.

    Fly safe Cmdr's
    o7

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    Originally Posted by StalkerMac View Post (Source)
    Do we know how long it will take the probe to reach its destination?

    I don't know exactly but i read :

    The sonde will use seven times the gravitational assistance of Venus to reach the solar corona. These successive accelerations, together with the Sun's powerful gravitational attraction force, will make it the "fastest spacecraft of all time". Closer to the Sun, Solar Parker Probe will fly at an "impressive speed of 700,000 kilometers per hour".

    Once in orbit around the Sun, the probe will be located to 8 minutes/light, from the Earth

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    It seems like it will take 7 years to the probe to arrive to the destination

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    Is it fitted with fuel scoops?

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    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    It seems like it will take 7 years to the probe to arrive to the destination
    Don't know where you got that from, it's 12 weeks according to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45058911

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    Will its flight computer respond to commands with "Yus m'lady"?


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    Originally Posted by Thargon View Post (Source)
    Don't know where you got that from, it's 12 weeks according to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45058911
    Futura Sciences website (and other sites) :

    The Parker Solar Probe will be launched August 11, 2018.

    In 2024, in an elliptical orbit, it will approach less than six million kilometers from the "surface" of the Sun.

    We are talking here about approaching the "surface" (the atmosphere) of the sun which is the goal of the mission, and which will ask several years and several flyings over of Venus


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    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    Futura Sciences website (and other sites) :

    The Parker Solar Probe will be launched August 11, 2018.

    In 2024, in an elliptical orbit, it will approach less than six million kilometers from the "surface" of the Sun.

    We are talking here about approaching the "surface" (the atmosphere) of the sun which is the goal of the mission, and which will ask several years and several flyings over Venus

    Ok, the duration of the mission is designed for 7 years, sure. But it can reach the sun in 12 weeks Just loops around and around eliptically lots of times

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    Originally Posted by Thargon View Post (Source)
    Ok, the duration of the mission is designed for 7 years, sure. But it can reach the sun in 12 weeks Just loops around and around eliptically lots of times
    But at a much farther distance, from what I understand.

    Which does not really interest, as the previous mission had approached the sun to 43 million kilometers, far from the atmosphere of the sun.

    Make loops allows the probe to approach more and more with the push of Venus and the sun's attraction, and the speed of the probe which will be exponential.




    Every morning when I open my shutters, I meet the sun, even if it is at 150 million kilometers (approximately)

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    Red face

    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    But at a much farther distance, from what I understand.

    Which does not really interest, as the previous mission had approached the sun to 43 million kilometers, far from the atmosphere of the sun.

    Make loops allows the probe to approach more and more with the push of Venus and the sun's attraction, and the speed of the probe which will be exponential.




    Every morning when I open my shutters, I meet the sun, even if it is at 150 million kilometers (approximately)
    Ah you are right, seems they are taking it slowly, see how it performs I guess.

    This site is by far, better content than all the others:

    http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/T...sion/index.php

    Shows the trajectory and more

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    Originally Posted by Thargon View Post (Source)
    Ah you are right, seems they are taking it slowly, see how it performs I guess.

    This site is by far, better content than all the others:

    http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/T...sion/index.php

    Shows the trajectory and more
    Thanks for the link.

    Always useful to learn every day.

    However as you said earlier, let's hope that they'll not forget the fuel scoops.

    Otherwise, they will have to call the Fuel Rats


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    Originally Posted by Thargon View Post (Source)
    Ah you are right, seems they are taking it slowly, see how it performs I guess.

    This site is by far, better content than all the others:

    http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/T...sion/index.php

    Shows the trajectory and more
    It shows the 'proposed' trajectory; but not the crash site.

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    This is further proof of the Scientific Conspiracy to blind the masses about the Truth of the flat Earth. Think about it! This probe is supposedly being launched TO THE SUN but they are launching it at 3:33AM! Well before sunrise! Wake up people!

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