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Current Mission: Orbit 10

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psp202112_0084.svg Parker Solar Probe Mission Trajectory and Current Position Parker Solar Probe Distance from Sun Future Orbit Past Orbit 250 200 150 100 50 0 Distance from Sun's Surface (RS) 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Days from Launch Mercury Venus Earth Solar Probe Parker Heliocentric Velocity (km/s): 41.68 Distance from Sun Center (AU): 0.456 Distance from Sun's Surface (RS): 96.9 Distance from Earth (AU): 1.346 Round-Trip Light Time (hh:mm:ss): 00:22:23 4 Dec 2021 11:00:00 UTC

Countdown to next milestone

Aphelion: January 8, 2022, 12:01 UTC

Next countdown: Jan 8, 2022 12:01:40

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What is Parker Solar Probe?

A scientific mission to unlock the mysteries of the Sun's corona and solar wind

A spacecraft that uses breakthrough technology and autonomy to endure heat and radiation like no other mission

A unique solar observatory that will orbit within 4 million miles of our star's surface to directly study the formation of the solar wind

The first mission named for a living scientist: Dr. Eugene Parker, who theorized the existence of the solar wind

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