Delta 4-Heavy • Parker Solar Probe

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:31am
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Delta 4-Heavy • Parker Solar Probe
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Launch window: 0815-1015 GMT (4:15-6:15 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. The Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to “touch” the sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star’s surface.