Spacecraft Status

Current Mission: Orbit 14

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psp202301_0712.svg 250 200 150 100 50 0 Distance from Sun's Surface (RS) 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Days from Launch Mercury Venus Earth Parker Solar Probe Mission Trajectory and Current Position Parker Solar Probe Distance from Sun Future Orbit Past Orbit Solar Probe Parker Heliocentric Velocity (km/s): 13.33 Distance from Sun Center (AU): 0.760 Distance from Sun's Surface (RS): 162.3 Distance from Earth (AU): 1.726 Round-Trip Light Time (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:43 30 Jan 2023 15:00:00 UTC

Countdown to next milestone

Solar Encounter Start: March 12, 2023, 16:24 UTC

Next countdown: Mar 12, 2023 16:24:23

Current Records Set By Parker Solar Probe

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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

A mission named for Dr. Eugene Parker, the scientist who theorized the existence of the solar wind

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