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Probe Parker flew a distance of 2.4 thousand kilometers from the planet.
The NASA Solar Probe Parker (“Parker”), which will approach the Sun at a distance of about six million kilometers, successfully circled around Venus. As reported on the Agency’s website, helped maneuver the probe to adjust the flight path and gave him the gravitational acceleration, transfers the Internet-the edition with reference to .
3 Oct probe passed at a distance of 2.4 thousand kilometers from Venus. Only Parker will make seven such flybys of the planet that will help Refine its orbit so that he could get close to the Sun.
Parker features a huge Solar Probe heat shield, made of special carbon fiber material that reflects 99% of light and heat. Its thickness is 11 inches, and the length and width of up to several meters.It is assumed that the probe housing will heat up to temperatures of about 1500 degrees Kelvin and exposed to radiation flux exceeding the background on the Earth almost 500 times.