We do have satellites and probes though, yes the moon landing was faked but there is still a space agency there, in several countries, launching the many satellites and space junk clogging up our orbit. They do fake a lot of footage but it doesn't mean that every single space mission or launch is not real.
Instead of thinking that, you should ponder what they are really doing under the cover of The Parker Solar Probe, said by the mainstream to "touch the sun"...
Here is a mainstream example of saying one thing to hide another:
The NEXRAD WSR-88D dual polarization doppler radar
The UK Weather Radar Network is designed to provide continuous, real-time rainfall data over almost the whole of the UK land area and inshore waters. The data can provide valuable information for immediate emergency response in times of extreme weather conditions, as well as providing data to flood planners when managing future risk. In addition to rainfall data the radar network provides observations for the Met Office numerical weather prediction system, in the form of Doppler measurements of wind and a novel technique for using radars to measure of changes in humidity.
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/w ... ar-systems
It's definitely doing more than "collecting data" from what I have observed:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... k3N6dGKOwx
The UK doppler network is also built in tandem by the MOD and Met Office, and the MOD protect all radar sites in the UK. A bit of overkill surely if it is indeed just a scientific instrument... except it is so much more than that.
Now, given what we know about the sun, that it is an inside out planet and vice versa, that it isn't as visible as we have been led to believe when outside our atmosphere, that it fires out sunspot particles that appear dark to us because the are flipping over past the speed of light into the other realm... and so on and so forth, isn't the opening caption in the BBC video quite telling?
"This spacecraft is set to be the first ever to reach deep into the sun's atmosphere"
Very interesting... surely the budding home scientist will think... "hang on a second, I KNOW the core of the sun can reach more than 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius), and I KNOW that the photosphere is about 10,000 degrees F (5,500 degrees C), then the chromosphere, the next layer of the sun's atmosphere is a bit cooler — about 7,800 degrees F (4,320 degrees C)... temperatures rise dramatically in the corona, which can also only be seen during an eclipse as plasma streams outward like points on a crown. The corona can get surprisingly hot, comparable to the body of the sun. Temperatures range from 1.7 million degrees F (1 million degrees C) to more than 17 million F (10 million C)... so how deep "into" the sun's atmosphere do they plan to go? How will they shield going through the corona to get to the "cooler" layers??
Initial confusion and doubt will soon be tempered by trusting in science... which is scarily like a new religion the way some people I know hold it up as a form of truth. "Ah ok, it only needs to survive temperatures up to 1,300C (2,500F), then I saw people in a lab talking about it, ah mind put at ease, praise science!"...
I suspect there is much more going on than meets the eye, 1.5 billion for a probe the size of a small car, which looks to have zero heat shielding... 4 million miles may not seem close, but either it's made of an adamantium-vibranium alloy... or alternatively, the sun isn't quite as burny as we have been led to believe! Even left with these two options, the budding home scientist above will probably put more faith in us having developed a marvel universe alloy for use in the space programme, than entertain the thought that science and the industrial friendly government that funds it would ever lie to them and misdirect them from the truth.