The apparatus for this mission will be launched in August 2018.
NASA intends to launch a probe that will plunge into the atmosphere of the Sun. The apparatus for this mission will be launched in 2018, as noted on the official website of the Agency.
The main purpose of this mission, called Solar Probe Plus, will be gathering information on solar activity. It is expected that it will help people to learn about solar flares and occur on the Earth magnetic storms.
The probe will be within seven years to correct its trajectory using the gravitational field of Venus. It will be held seven times, after which it will approach the Sun at a minimum distance of six million kilometers.
Experts believe that the device can withstand temperatures of 1400 degrees Celsius. To do this, it provides a heat shield thickness of 11.5 cm. It will be made of composite metal with the addition of carbon fiber.
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