Spacecraft Status

Current Mission: Orbit 15

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psp202306_0193.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): 41.58 Distance from Sun Center (AU): 0.457 Distance from Sun's Surface (RS): 97.1 Distance from Earth (AU): 1.157 Round-Trip Light Time (hh:mm:ss): 00:19:14 9 Jun 2023 00:00:00 UTC

Countdown to next milestone

Solar Encounter Start: June 16, 2023, 23:40 UTC

Next countdown: Jun 16, 2023 23:40:34

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

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

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