Parker Solar Probe – Launch is just under 4 weeks away

A mission 60 years in the making, Parker #SolarProbe will make a historic journey to the Sun’s corona. Discover how a recently-installed heat shield will keep our spacecraft and its instruments at a relatively comfortable temperature of approximately 85 degrees Fahrenheit

The first launch opportunity is just under four weeks away and final preparations are under way. The Thermal Protective Shield, TPS, has been installed to protect the spacecraft from the intense heat of the sun.

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