Solar Probe Plus

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MISSION SUMMARY

Solar Probe Plus will come eight times closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has ever flown. The missionwill study the streams of charged particles the Sun hurls into space from inside the Sun's corona - its outer atmosphere - where the processes that heat the corona and produce solar wind occur.

Solar Probe Plus will come as close as 3.7 million miles (5.9 million km) to the Sun.  At closest approach, planned for 2024, Solar Probe will zip past the Sun at 125 miles/second, protected by a carbon-composite heat shield that must withstand up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

The spacecraft is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2018.

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NASA/JPL Links
Solar Probe Plus - JHU/APL
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Solar Probe Plus - NASA Science
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Solar Probe Plus - eoPortal

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Solar Probe Plus.pptx

Solar Probe Plus Fact Sheet

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

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