New Launch Date for Parker Solar Probe: Aug. 11, 2018

Posted on 07/24/2018 16:26:37

NASA and its mission partners are targeting Aug. 11 for the launch of the Parker Solar Probe mission to the Sun. The 45-minute launch window will open at 3:48 a.m. EDT. During final inspections following the encapsulation of the spacecraft, a small strip of foam was found inside the fairing and additional time is needed for inspection.

The spacecraft will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
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