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Delta IV Heavy Parker Solar Probe Launch Highlights

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission to the sun lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Can...

NASA’s Mission to ‘Kiss the Sun’ Launches in 360 Degrees

Watch in 360 degrees as a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ...

Delta IV Parker Solar Probe

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 …

Parker Solar Probe

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Heliophysics

Heliocentric N/A Space Launch Complex 37B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 95% #SolarProbe

Flying into the Sun’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 mission’s primary scientific goal: to understand how the Sun’s corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated.

Delta IV Heavy

Family: Delta
Configuration: Heavy

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 operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    72.0 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    733 T
  • Thrust
    8674 kN
Family
  • Name
    Delta IV Heavy
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta IV Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $350000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    28370 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    14210 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    14500 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 247 Failures: 3 Pending: 32

Agency Type: Commercial

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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