Egypt- Europe and America on a new mission to the sun next month


(MENAFN – Youm7) The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have collaborated on a mission to the sun, by launching a new spacecraft studying sunlight soon, and the Solar Orbiter spacecraft is scheduled to be launched on the fifth Atlas rocket on February 5 from Cape Canaveral Station Air in Florida, where takeoff will be just 18 months after NASA’s Parker Solar Park (PSP) reaching the sky.

According to the American “space” documentary, the PSP probe has set a record for the speed of the spacecraft throughout history, and has become closer to our star, about 15 million miles away from any other task in history, and will continue to break these records, as it gets closer and closer to The sun, during its seven-year scientific life, eventually reaches nearly 3.8 million miles from the surface of solar energy.

But the new spacecraft planned by both NASA and the European Commission will do some special things, so Solar Orbiter will look directly to the sun, which is not something the PSP probe does, and you can know how old the sun is and how scientists have calculated it from here.

Holly Gilbert, a representative of NASA’s new mission, said this unique perspective would allow the probe to have a good look at the polar regions of our star.

“We have never been able to depict the columns of the sun,” Gilbert revealed last month at a press conference at the annual fall of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. “This is very important not only for the sciences of the universe, but also for looking at the global magnetic field of the sun.”

He added: “In order to set a model for space weather activity and activity in general on the sun, we need that complete global picture of the magnetic field.”

For their part, European Space Agency officials explained that the spacecraft is equipped with 10 different scientific instruments, which you will use to study how the sun is formed and control the atmosphere of the sun, and the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind in the interstellar medium.



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