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Parker Solar Probe Delta 4-Heavy Launch
August 12, 2018 @ 3:31 AM - 4:36 AM EDTFree
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.
Launch window: 3:31-4:36 a.m. EDT (0731-0836 GMT)