After technical delay, Nasa to try again launching Sun probe
12 Августа 2018, 11:43 | Dale Webster
UPDATE: NASA postpones launch of Parker Solar Probe
In just a few hours, United Launch Alliance will try a second time to launch NASA's highly anticipated Parker Solar Probe. On Wednesday, NASA announced it will launch the probe in summer 2018 to explore the solar atmosphere. The agency is now targeting Sunday for the launch of the spacecraft which is created to go all the way to the Sun's atmosphere, or corona - closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history.
The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona, coming within 3.83 million miles (6.16 million kilometers) of its surface during a seven-year mission.
"Launch teams are working on technical issues and weather is predicted to be 70 per cent chance of favourable conditions", NASA said in a tweet late on Thursday.
A first launch attempt early Saturday scrubbed with less than two minutes to go before liftoff of the Parker Solar Probe on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.
NASA delays launch of first ever solar probe | TheHill
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