Flying into the Sunâ€™s atmosphere (or corona) for the first time. Coming closer to the Sun than any previous spacecraft, Parker Solar Probe will employ a combination of in situ measurements and imaging to achieve the missionâ€™s primary scientific goal: to understand how the Sunâ€™s corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated.
This is Delta Launch Control from the Delta Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as we begin a second launch attempt for the Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The Air Force weather officer on duty at the 45th Weather Squadron just provided ...
The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operatio. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.See Delta Details
Boeing as a space agency has recently provided NASA with assistance on sending humans to the ISS from American with both their construction of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule and their work on the SLS Avionics to return to the moon and beyond. Their ventures in GPS satellite systems and Tracking and Data Relay Satellites provide information about earth-orbiting craft to stations on the ground. They also enable research on the ISS and will be helping with the construction of the Lunar Gateway.INFO WIKI