Upcoming Events | June 21 - 24, 2022

Parker Two

The second annual Parker Solar Probe community workshop, Parker Two, will be a hybrid meeting from June 21 - 24, 2022 with an in-person component at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD, and an online component using Zoom.

Learn more at http://parkerseries.jhuapl.edu/ »


Spacecraft Status

Current Mission: Orbit 12

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psp202207_0130.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): 17.62 Distance from Sun Center (AU): 0.719 Distance from Sun's Surface (RS): 153.5 Distance from Earth (AU): 0.576 Round-Trip Light Time (hh:mm:ss): 00:09:35 6 Jul 2022 09:00:00 UTC

Countdown to next milestone

Aphelion: July 20, 2022, 02:26 UTC

Next countdown: Jul 20, 2022 2:26:34

Current Records Set By Parker Solar Probe


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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