It will travel about 4 million miles from the sun’s surface, seven times closer than any spacecraft before it.
On its closest approach to the sun near the end of the mission, the Parker Solar Probe will become the fastest spacecraft ever launched.
The $1.5 billion mission will revolutionise our understanding of the sun.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launch window is from Saturday, August 11 at 03:33 – 04:38 a.m local time (09:33 – 10:48 CET). **Watch live here on Euronews**
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