Range Tracking

No Go for Parker Solar Probe


Technical problems plagued the 11 August 2018 liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket poised to send NASA’s Parker Solar Probe towards its rendezvous with the Sun from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Launch attempts at 3:53 a.m. and 4:28 a.m. both ran into snags that could not be fixed before the launch window closed at 4:38 a.m. on a rather dewy morning scrubbing the launch for the day. The launch team has recycled for a 24-hour turnaround and will try again in the early morning hours of 12 August 2018. Your intrepid launch photographer will brave the loss of sleep and try again to photograph this historic launch.

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