The countdown begins: Parker Solar Probe blasts off tomorrow on historic mission to touch the SUN | Daily Mail Online

The craft will face extremes in heat and radiation and will reach speeds of up to 430,000 miles per hour (700,000 kph) at its closest flyby of the star.

The craft’s kit includes a white light imager called Whisper, which will take images of solar waves as the craft propels through them at high speeds.

To measure the ‘bulk plasma’ of solar winds – described by Nasa as the ‘bread and butter’ of the flares – a set of magnetic imaging equipment will also be stored on board.

via The countdown begins: Parker Solar Probe blasts off tomorrow on historic mission to touch the SUN | Daily Mail Online