NASA’s First Mission towards Sun to launch soon: Well, reports are saying that NASA’s first mission towards the sun is on the final step. As per the reports, Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe and humanity’s first mission to the Sun is undergoing final preparations for its launch scheduled for July 31. You all should know that this is the first mission like this and it is really amazing. We are sure that it will bring lots of information about the whole research about the sun.
As per the reports, the spacecraft is transferred by the US Air Force to Florida, where the team of Nasa will test it and eventually undergo final assembly and mating to the third stage of the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Well, Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first mission to the Sun will bring us, much information about the plan.
Sources are saying that after the launch, it will orbit directly through the solar atmosphere – the corona – closer to the surface than any human-made object has ever gone. Also, it will face the brutal heat and radiation and it is ready for it, the mission will reveal the fundamental science behind what drives the solar wind, the constant outpouring of material from the Sun that shapes planetary atmospheres and affects space weather near Earth.
Also, for the upcoming few months, this spacecraft will undergo comprehensive testing. Just prior to being fuelled, one of the most critical elements of the spacecraft, the thermal protection system (TPS), or heat shield, will be installed. Also, Andy Driesman, Parker Solar Probe project manager said, “There are many milestones to come for Parker Solar Probe and the amazing team of men and women who have worked so diligently to make this mission a reality,” said Andy Driesman, Parker Solar Probe project manager from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in the US.