Will NASA's Parker Solar Probe exceed 430,000 mph before 2025?
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Market resolves YES if the Parker Solar Probe records a top speed greater than 430,000 miles per hour in 2024

Market resolves NO if the Parker Solar Probe records a top speed less than 430,000 miles per hour in 2024

Market resolves NO if the Parker Solar Probe records a top speed equal to 430,000 miles per hour in 2024

Market resolves NO if the Parker Solar Probe is destroyed or speed cannot be measured accurately

Market will resolve according to: https://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/

This section:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe

"The Parker Solar Probe (PSP; previously Solar Probe, Solar Probe Plus or Solar Probe+) is a NASA space probe launched in 2018 with the mission of making observations of the outer corona of the Sun."

"It will approach to within 9.86 solar radii (6.9 million km or 4.3 million miles) from the center of the Sun, and by 2025 will travel, at closest approach, as fast as 690,000 km/h (430,000 mph) or 191 km/s, which is 0.064% the speed of light."

"It is the fastest object ever built."

https://www.popsci.com/technology/parker-solar-probe-speed-record/

"Despite its punishing journey, NASA reports the Parker Solar Probe remains in good health with “all systems operating normally.” Despite its numerous records, the probe is far from finished with its mission; there are still seven more solar pass-bys scheduled through 2024. At that point (well within Mercury’s orbit), the Parker Solar Probe will finally succumb to the sun’s extreme effects and vaporize into the solar winds— “sort of a poetic ending,”"

https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/2023/09/28/for-the-record-parker-solar-probe-sets-distance-speed-marks-on-17th-swing-by-the-sun/

September 28, 2023

"NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed its 17th close approach to the Sun on Sept. 27, 2023, breaking its own distance record by skimming just 4.51 million miles (7.26 million kilometers) from the solar surface."

"Set up by a gravity-assist flyby of Venus on Aug. 21, the close approach (known as perihelion) occurred at 7:28 p.m. EDT, with Parker Solar Probe moving 394,736 miles per hour (635,266 kilometers per hour) around the Sun – another record."

"The milestone also marked the midway point in the mission’s 17th solar encounter, which began Sept. 22 and continues through Oct. 3."

https://www.space.com/nasa-parker-solar-probe-fastest-man-made-object-breaks-record

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