Countdown to Launch: Parker Solar Probe's Path To Launch Pad

Posted on 08/09/2018 20:50:34

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, secured inside its payload fairing, was moved July 30, 2018, from nearby Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The following day, the spacecraft was lifted and attached to the top of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in the Vertical Integration Facility.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, secured inside its payload fairing, was moved July 30, 2018, from nearby Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The following day, the spacecraft was lifted and attached to the top of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in the Vertical Integration Facility.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, secured inside its payload fairing, was moved July 30, 2018, from nearby Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The following day, the spacecraft was lifted and attached to the top of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in the Vertical Integration Facility.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, secured inside its payload fairing, was moved July 30, 2018, from nearby Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Here the spacecraft in its fairing is shown near the Vertical Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. The following day, the spacecraft was lifted and attached to the top of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in the Vertical Integration Facility.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, secured inside its payload fairing, was moved July 30, 2018, from nearby Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Here the spacecraft in its fairing is shown near the Vertical Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. The following day, the spacecraft was lifted and attached to the top of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in the Vertical Integration Facility.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
High-Res Image

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
High-Res Image

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
High-Res Image

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, shown on July 31, 2018 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Vertical Integration Facility.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
High-Res Image


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