Fastest vehicle developed: 150 kilometers per second

Fastest vehicle developed: 150 kilometers per second



Fastest vehicle developed: 150 kilometers per second

The spacecraft Parker, which NASA sent to the Sun, broke the speed record. The vehicle reached a speed of 150 kilometers per second. This corresponds to five ten thousandths of the speed of light.

The Parker Solar Probe (Parker Solar Explorer), developed by the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), broke the speed record.
Launched to the Sun in 2018, Parker reached a speed of 532 thousand kilometers per hour. Thus, it tied the record for the fastest man-made object in space. The previous record was already owned by Parker.
The Solar Explorer also seized the record for man-made objects close to the Sun. A full tour around the Earth at 150 kilometers per second can be completed in 4.5 minutes.
In addition, this speed corresponds to one tenth of the speed of light. The record was recorded on April 29th. Parker, whose mission will finish in 2025, has surpassed just the eighth of 24 preset checkpoints.
At each point, the vehicle uses Venus’ gravity to increase its speed, and it moves a little closer to the Sun.
Engineers who developed Parker think the vehicle could accelerate to 692 thousand kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a speed of 192 kilometers per second.


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