Delta IV Heavy | Parker Solar Probe

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta IV Heavy Rocket

Launch Status
Success

United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta IV Heavy rocket as part of the Parker Solar Probe mission. The launch window for the Heliophysics mission was on Sun, Aug 12th, 2018, 3:31 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 95% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Delta IV Heavy and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Parker Solar Probe

Flying into the Sun’s atmosphere (or corona) for the first time. Coming closer to the Sun than any previous spacecraft, Parker Solar Probe will employ a combination of in situ measurements and imaging to achieve the mission’s primary scientific goal: to understand how the Sun’s corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated.

Location

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta IV Heavy

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operatio. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.