NASA's Parker Solar Probe is the robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the sun. The cutting-edge heat shield called the Thermal Protection System has been installed on Parker Solar Probe scheduled for August launch. The heat shield will help the spacecraft remain safe as it collects data about the inner workings of the corona. The heat shield is made of two panels of superheated carbon composite sandwiching a lightweight 4.5 inch thick carbon foam core.
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