Delta IV Heavy | Parker Solar Probe

Delta IV Heavy | Parker Solar Probe

Space Launch Complex 37B
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA













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United Launch Alliance

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.


Parker Solar Probe

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.

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Delta IV Heavy

Height 72.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 14210 kg

Liftoff Thrust 8674 kN

Diameter 5.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 28370 kg

Liftoff Mass 733 Tonnes

Launch Success 12

Consecutive Success 12

Maiden Flight 2004-12-21

Launch Failures 1


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