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Friday, October 5, 2018

Parker Solar Probe completed Venus flyby

Parker Solar Probe | Venus Flyby
NASA's Parker Solar Probe successfully completed Venus flyby at a distance about 2414 kilometers during the gravity assist of the mission. The gravity assist is performed to increase the velocity of the spacecraft to reach much closer to the Sun during the course of mission.

NASA announced that Venus flyby data will be assessed within next few days. This data may help researchers to prepare for next flyby over the course of the seven year mission and it may also help other researchers as a guide for upcoming solar probes.

 About Parker Solar Probe:

    Parker Solar Probe is the first space probe to reach near to the Sun than ever spacecraft attempted. It will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun. it will study Sun penetrating through the atmosphere of the Sun. The probe was launched on 12th August 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It is considered that it will unlock the mysteries of the Sun due to its advanced features and precised instruments installed onboard. Parker Solar Probes is a part of "Living with a Star Program" to explore the Earth-Sun systems managed by Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.  And the mission is manaed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. It also responsible for design and building of the spacecraft.

Information credit: NASA Blog | Parker Solar Probe

Image credit: Arcadia Street


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