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Thread: The probe "Parker" goes to the sun

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    It has been more than 60 years since the scientists dream to build such a machine, but it is only since recently that the technology made possible the construction of such a shield

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    And in 2020, the launch of Solar Orbiter manufactured by ESA and launched by NASA.

    In 2023, Solar Orbiter will be at 42 million of kilometers from the sun and can take images from the front (that can not do the Parker probe) with an exceptional resolution unsurpassed (70 km / pixel)

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    The operations coverage was terrible, i did not hear confirmation that the Northrop Grumman 3rd stage performed normally, with 1.5b on the line i hope it did.

    They should stream operations separately from all the talking heads.

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    Originally Posted by BaronDeKalb View Post (Source)
    The operations coverage was terrible, i did not hear confirmation that the Northrop Grumman 3rd stage performed normally, with 1.5b on the line i hope it did.

    They should stream operations separately from all the talking heads.
    I've just been looking for this and agree with you ..

    Beyond the blast off headlines, there doesn't seem to be any way to follow the mission status

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    I wonder what is her speed now.

    And she is how many kilometers from the earth.

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    I wonder why NASA does not display a panel with real-time data on the probe, like speed, distance from the earth

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    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    I wonder why NASA does not display a panel with real-time data on the probe, like speed, distance from the earth
    Do NASA do this with other missions, is Parker an exception here? And is ESA .. even Musk .. better at doing so?

    There are maybe closer ties to the military in 'Merica, though if Parker turns around and says, 'it's hot' I'm not sure anyone would be all that surprised! Plus it is taxpayer funded and pretty good PR - unless something went wrong ... so it's a bit of a disappointment this. Inspirational mission, on top speed target alone.

    A mission clock is the best I can do ; http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/
    Though this is quite a good project oversight page; https://directory.eoportal.org/web/e.../-/article/s-2

    Mind you, this isn't the only place it would be nice to see an orrery view

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    Originally Posted by Winterwalker View Post (Source)
    Do NASA do this with other missions, is Parker an exception here? And is ESA .. even Musk .. better at doing so?

    There are maybe closer ties to the military in 'Merica, though if Parker turns around and says, 'it's hot' I'm not sure anyone would be all that surprised! Plus it is taxpayer funded and pretty good PR - unless something went wrong ... so it's a bit of a disappointment this. Inspirational mission, on top speed target alone.

    A mission clock is the best I can do ; http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/
    Though this is quite a good project oversight page; https://directory.eoportal.org/web/e.../-/article/s-2

    Mind you, this isn't the only place it would be nice to see an orrery view
    So, it hasen't crashed yet? Oh well; give it time.

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    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    I wonder why NASA does not display a panel with real-time data on the probe, like speed, distance from the earth
    Go knock yourself out https://sppgway.jhuapl.edu/orbitplot

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    Originally Posted by Thargon View Post (Source)
    Too smart for my little brain


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    Originally Posted by Patrick_68000 View Post (Source)
    Too smart for my little brain

    If you don't get immediately put off by the numbers, I think its fairly self-explanatory, however I'm not sure what scale they are using. At first I assumed SR was "Solar Radius" but that makes no sense.

    There's a nice wikipedia page on the probe here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe FYI

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    Originally Posted by Thargon View Post (Source)
    If you don't get immediately put off by the numbers, I think its fairly self-explanatory, however I'm not sure what scale they are using. At first I assumed SR was "Solar Radius" but that makes no sense.

    There's a nice wikipedia page on the probe here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe FYI
    Nice find that. So the plot is showing end of September (09/29/2018) at Venus. Let's see if it will post;



    As the mission progresses hopefully Parker might get to parogee speeds comparable with what .. Mercury?
    Start laying your bets.

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