Parker Solar Probe (formerly Solar Probe Plus)

pspsmall_copy.pngMission Summary
Mission: Parker Solar Probe (PSP)
Mission type: Sun observations
Launch date: July 31-August 19, 2018
Launch vehicle: Delta IV-Heavy
Launch site: KSC, FL
Mission duration: 7 years
Overview: The mission will study streams of charged particles hurled into space from inside the Sun's corona - outer atmosphere - where processes that heat the corona and produce solar wind occur.
Parker Solar Probe will come as close as 3.7 million miles (5.9 million km) to the Sun. At closest approach PSP will zip past the Sun at 125 miles/second, protected by a carbon-composite heat shield that must withstand temperatures up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
Parker Solar Probe - JHU/APL
  - Mission Overview
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Parker Solar Probe - NASA Science
Parker Solar Probe - GSFC
Parker Solar Probe - eoPortal

John Hopkins
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Wikipedia Links
Parker Solar Probe

Other Links
About Dr. Eugene Parker
NASA - Heliophysics Research

Explorers and Heliophysics Projects Division (EHPD)


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SPP-Spacecraft

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MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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PSP-video-tn.png Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the sun. (YouTube)

 


Documents and PowerPoints
Parker Solar Probe.pptx

Solar Probe Plus.pptx
Solar Probe Plus Fact Sheet

Solar Probe+ - Mission Engineering (pdf)
Solar Probe Plus - Science & Technology

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