NASA has launched a mission to the Sun at the second attempt
NASA made a successful launch of Parker probe Solar Probe, which for the first time in history to reach the Sun’s atmosphere. This is stated in the message of the American space Agency posted on Twitter.
The launch was made from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral.
Initially start was scheduled for Saturday, August 11. However, due to technical problems it was postponed.
For seven years the spacecraft will fly to the Sun and will eventually be six million kilometers from the stellar surface: this is the distance used to not be able to overcome any spacecraft. The temperature there reaches up to 1377 degrees, the shell is coated with carbon shield thickness of 11.4 cm.
The purpose of the mission is to obtain new data on solar activity and measure the parameters of the solar wind.