Extreme Spacecrafting: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

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Tony Case, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Solar Probe Cup Instrument Scientist, and Kelly Korreck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Science Operations Lead for SWEAP Instrument Suite aboard Parker Solar Probe

In July 2018, NASA will launch a satellite 60 years in the making. The hottest mission under the Sun will visit – the Sun! It is an extreme mission – the fastest human-made object that will travel closest to the Sun at the hottest operating temperatures in history. Learn what went into building this satellite with Dr. Kelly Korreck, who will describe the strange Sun behavior that this mission aims to explain, and Dr. Tony Case, who will discuss the bravest instrument on board that peeks around the spacecraft’s protective sun shade: the Solar Probe Cup.

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Kalum Batsch says:

Was that a fire alarm at the end? What the hell?

Keith butler says:

Great talk, dramatic ending !

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