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Parker Solar Probe

Delta IV Heavy

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 95% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Parker Solar Probe

  • Type: Heliophysics
  • Orbit: Heliocentric N/A
  • Launch Cost: $350,000,000

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, USA

Space Launch Complex 37B has witnessed the launch of 39 rockets, including 39 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 37B

Rocket


United Launch Alliance 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 operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Delta IV Heavy

Agency


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.

United Launch Alliance
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