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Last Post 23 Mar 2018 07:49 AM by  Mitzi Adams
Parker Solar Probe: water
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22 Mar 2018 11:31 AM
    (from webinar): What keeps water from boiling in the pipes or freezing?


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    22 Mar 2018 04:57 PM
    Hi

    With regard to the freezing, all spacecraft have carefully sized and placed heaters to keep not just the water, but all the instruments at temperatures within the range to which they have been designed.

    I'm sure the thermal design of Probe's "thermal protection system" won't let the water boil!

    Paulett (member of PSP science team)


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    23 Mar 2018 07:49 AM
    PSP's heat shield will keep temperatures behind the shield to about room temperature. You can read more about PSP, the environment, and the instruments here:
    http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/...vironments
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