Probe will go where no spacecraft has gone and measure a process never directly observed before.
Solving the sun’s super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe
Solar storm congressional testimony: ‘The risk is real’
Professor Justin Kasper addresses Senate committee on solar threat to power grid.
U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries
In ESA’s BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury’s upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of.
Touching the Sun to protect the Earth
A Q&A with Justin Kasper on going where no probe has gone before.
Part 7: The end of the mission
The clock on the Parker Solar Probe will start ticking when it runs out of fuel used to make the attitude adjustments necessary to keep the craft’s key components protected behind the heat shield.
Part 6: The big send-off
The power and fuel capacity of the Delta IV, along with an eventual gravity assist from Venus, will get the solar probe velocity down to a point where it can orbit the sun.