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The new Solar Orbiter Probe

Space exploration has provided the major scientific breakthrough that includes knowledge on the solar system and its evolution. Additionally, the satellites launched into space have improved network connectivity around the globe and enhanced a country’s security system by monitoring incoming missiles or unauthorized vessels in the oceans. Likewise, other planets and the moon have also been explored in detail, revealing the planet’s mineral content and life form. Solar Orbiter Probe is the recent space exploration aiming to explore the sun’s poles and show its topography. Thus, the solar orbiter will help answer fundamental questions like the generation of the sun’s heliosphere, and it’s the principle governing its acceleration.

NASA and European Space Agency have merged to produce a solar probe capable of orbiting the sun at a closer range of about 26 million miles from the sun hence obtaining a closer look at the sun’s image. The Parker Solar Probe has made a record of the first spacecraft to get closest to the sun. Thus, the Solar Orbiter Probe and Parker Solar Probe will work together to bring more cameras and observations to space controllers. However, the Solar Orbiter Probe, managed by the ESA, aims at similar but fundamentally diverse parameters compared to Parkers Probe by positioning directly to the sun’s inferno with all cameras directed at a vantage position. Thus, the spacecraft will obtain high-resolution images displaying the sun’s polar region in detail.

Additionally, the 3,970-pound space shift is endowed with ten different scientific devices capable of analyzing how the sun’s heliosphere is generated and controlled. Also, the devices will reveal how the solar winds release the sun’s radioactive particles into the interstellar medium. Holly Gilbert, NASA’s project scientist, stated that the sun’s poles have never been imaged before. He further added that studying the poles will unravel the sun’s magnetic field crucial in modeling space weather activities.

Consequently, the merger between the Solar Orbiter Probe and Parker Solar Probe presents a new complementary system that enables researchers to investigate the similar solar plasma at two distinct points. Thus, the data will display a complete scientific concept of the sun’s magnetic field. PSP observatory analyst, Marco Velli noted that the ability of Solar Orbiter to measure composition would aid in the determination of the point of solar wind generation. He further stated that the study of the sun’s magnetic field would display the true nature of the magnetism in another new level. The merger will answer various scientific questions about the solar system.