A new mission has been launched by the United States space agency, NASA, to send a satellite nearer to the Sun than any previously. The Parker Solar Probe rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The test is set to end up the quickest moving object created by man ever. Its information guarantees to discover longstanding mysteries about the behavior of the Sun. It is known to be the first rocket to be named after a living individual – Eugene Parker, 91, an astrophysicist who was the first on to explain solar wind in 1958. The University of Chicago professor expressed being nervous and admitted biting his nails out of excitement. He further expressed enthusiasm while watching the launch of the space craft and admitted that we are in for some leering in the following years. After encountering couple delays, the Parker Solar Probe is headed to chase the Sun.
The spacecraft was launched by NASA on board a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31 A.M. on 12th August and affirmed that the vessel was intact at 5:33 A.M. The probe is anticipated to spend its initial week in space performing scientific studies. Toward the beginning of September, the probe will begin an approximately four-week instrument test to make sure it’s prepared for collecting scientific data. The journey to the Sun may take time. The probe launched by NASA is anticipated to pass by Venus around seven times starting around October as it makes use of the planet’s gravity to whip itself nearer and nearer to the star. The shuttle will make its first close approach toward the beginning of November, when it will travel 15 million miles from the Sun – within the Sun’s corona. Its nearest approach will place it at only 3.8 million miles from the Sun, thereby making it the fastest moving object created by man at a pace of 430,000 MPH.