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VIDEO OF LAUNCH: NASA's Parker Solar Probe On It's Way To 'Touch The Sun'

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posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 02:58 AM
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For those who missed it, here's the link that shows the lift off:



This NASA mission cost 1.5 billion dollars and the Parker probe will be the first spacecraft to fly through the Sun’s corona. In seven years Parker will complete seven flybys, using Venus' gravity, that will gradually get it's orbit closer to the Sun. As it goes for it's closest approach to the Sun in 2024, it will set a new speed record for a man made object, when it hits 430,000 mph!


Harnessing Venus’ gravity, Parker will complete seven flybys over seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun. On its closest approach in 2024, the probe will be traveling at approximately 430,000 mph, setting a new speed record for a manmade object.



Scientists expect to shed new light on the Sun’s potential to disrupt satellites and spacecraft, as well as electronics and communications on Earth.



Instruments on board Parker will study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles as well as imaging solar wind, a flow of ionized gases that stream past the Earth at more than a million miles an hour.

www.foxnews.com...




posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 03:05 AM
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Be Careful, it's hot.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 03:25 AM
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Very wise of them to go to the Sun at night-time, when it's not that hot.


P.S. Fact of the day: this probe is the only one out of all space probes that's named after a living person. Eugene Parker was present at the launch in person.
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posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny


THANK-YOU for this thread. I had not heard about this mission until clicking your link.

S&F!



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 03:48 AM
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The Irish had a plan to launch a solar exploration probe.

They were questioned as ro how they would negate the intense heat of sol.

Apparently they had it sorted.

" Begorra ! We'll send 'em at night time ! "

The funding was not forthcoming.

Goo Ruck !!



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 03:57 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

There's some good articals in this thread.

Dr Parkers probe might not relieve solar wind but it might help explain it

I'm glad it blasted off at last.

Now. Get that JWT out there.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 04:09 AM
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I'm not buying the NASA storyline with this launch. We'll soon be seeing plenty CGI images, artist impressions etc. I reckon another cover story for military, cee iye aay black op launch.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 05:26 AM
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originally posted by: Brizzle
I'm not buying the NASA storyline with this launch. We'll soon be seeing plenty CGI images, artist impressions etc. I reckon another cover story for military, cee iye aay black op launch.

Any particular reason you think this mission is a fake? Please, do elaborate.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 06:10 AM
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It's carrying my name with it



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 08:50 AM
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Well at least they didn't name it Icarus.




posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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This is a long time coming and absolutely fascinating to me. I can't wait to see the 3-D models.



By measuring electrons, protons and ions, IS☉IS will understand the particles’ life cycles—where they came from, how they became accelerated and how they move out from the Sun through interplanetary space The two energetic particle instruments on IS☉IS are called EPI-Lo and EPI-Hi (EPI stands for Energetic Particle Instrument).




And did you know?



... Sun's extreme gravity - so it will also break the record for the fastest-ever human-made objects, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour on its final orbits

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posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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Oh wow !!! This is really interesting. Maybe NASA is studying solar flares because they are more worried about their danger then they are letting on ?



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: wildespace

originally posted by: Brizzle
I'm not buying the NASA storyline with this launch. We'll soon be seeing plenty CGI images, artist impressions etc. I reckon another cover story for military, cee iye aay black op launch.

Any particular reason you think this mission is a fake? Please, do elaborate.

Well, without getting into a drawn out argument, I simply do not believe the narrative NASA continues to push.We've all seen the 'suspended' astronauts in the ISS along with other things. Like I stated, I feel it's a cover for another 'project'. This is just my own personal belief, I don't want to distract the thread or cause friction (it's my first posting on here as well)



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Meldionne1
Oh wow !!! This is really interesting. Maybe NASA is studying solar flares because they are more worried about their danger then they are letting on ?


Actually I think they're more interested in figuring out why the sun's corona is expanding.

Could it be linked to global warming?

They're spending $1.5 BILLION to find out.

If it's bad news they might never share it with the public.
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posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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The mission has been timed to coincide with the 11 year solar flare cycle. We're at the bottom of it now. The mission will last just under 7 years. So, it will see the flare cycle up to it's peak and beyond.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 11:39 AM
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That speed is impressive considering the next fastest probe is I believe, Juno at 165,000 miles per hour.

Oh I can’t wait for those close up pictures of the sun, they are going to be mind blowing!

Great video in the OP by the way. Thanks for posting this, I love anything and everything space.


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posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
It's carrying my name with it



You got a "Hot Ticket" too. Ditto.

My name is also on the Mars Rovers and other probes as well.

It's really cool that we can be a part of great things like this, even if it is just in spirit.


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