Will the Parker Solar Probe Melt?

Since the Parker Solar Probe will only be 3.8 million miles from the Sun temperatures in the operating area are estimated to be 1,377 degrees C (2,500 F). Yes the spacecraft could in theory melt. Unless of course you have a very robust solution and as it happens the spacecraft will be protected by an 11.4 cm / 4.5 inch carbon composite heat shield.

A demonstration:

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