Parker Solar Probe

Delta IV Heavy

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Parker Solar Probe

Type: Heliophysics

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

209 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta IV Heavy

Length: 72 meters
Diameter: 5 meters
First Launched: December 21, 2004

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.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket has been launched a total of 11 times with 10 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

United Launch Alliance

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ULA
Administration: CEO: Tory Bruno
Founded: 2006
Launchers: Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
Spacecraft: CST-100 Starliner
Country: USA

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.

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