houston - An American probe has passed its first flight along the sun. The systems onboard the Parker Solar Probe have survived the extreme heat and radiation and work as it should, says the American space agency NASA.
The Parker Solar Probe was launched in August. He will be turning oval orbits around the sun for the next seven years. The first dive started last week. Last Monday he came to 24 million kilometers from the sun. Never before has a probe come so close to our star. The Parker achieved a record speed of more than 343,000 kilometers per hour. Both records will be improved later on, because in 2024 the Parker will reach a speed of more than 692,000 kilometers per hour and will reach 6 million kilometers of the sun.