NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Ready to Launch Aboard ULA Delta IV Heavy Rocket

Illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun.
Illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben

Good morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All is ready for launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:31 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Delta IV will launch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe on its journey to the Sun, venturing closer than any spacecraft before it. Launch countdown activities continue for this morning’s launch attempt. The weather forecast for today’s launch is now at 95 percent chance for favorable weather at liftoff.

The launch blog originates from the NASA News Center here at Kennedy, a few miles west of the launch complex. There’s more to come, so stay with us.

Follow televised coverage of the launch countdown and launch at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive.