ULA Delta Heavy Launch From Cape Canaveral Scrubbed, Reset 24-Hour Cycle

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance Delta Heavy rocket, carrying NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, was scrubbed Saturday morning due to a Gaseous Helium Red Pressure alarm.

• Rocket: Delta IV Heavy
• Mission: Parker Solar Probe
• Launch Date: Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
• Launch Time: TBD
• Launch Broadcast: TBD
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first mission to the sun. After launch, it will orbit directly through the solar atmosphere – the corona – closer to the surface than any human-made object has ever gone.

While facing brutal heat and radiation, the mission will reveal fundamental science behind what drives the solar wind, the constant outpouring of material from the sun that shapes planetary atmospheres and affects space weather near Earth.

Parker Solar Probe is part of NASA’s Living With a Star Program to explore aspects of the connected sun-Earth system that directly affect life and society.

Launch Notes: Due to the extremely high energy required for this mission, the Delta IV Heavy’s capability will be augmented by a powerful third stage provided by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems.

Launch coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV

ABOVE VIDEO: Delta IV Heavy Parker Solar Probe Mission Profile.


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