Parker Solar Probe completes Sixth Pass of the Sun on Sept. 27th, 2020

Parker Solar Probe is healthy and operating normally after its sixth pass by the Sun on Sept. 27, confirmed with a signal received by mission controllers at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) early on Sept. 30. This solar flyby — the closest that any spacecraft has ever made — carried Parker Solar Probe within 8.4 million miles of the Sun’s surface, less than a tenth of the distance between the Sun and Earth.