A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched NASA’s Parker Solar Probe on 12 August 2018 at 3:31 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first mission to the sun. After launch, it will orbit directly through the solar atmosphere – the corona – closer to the surface than any human-made object has ever gone. While facing brutal heat and radiation, the mission will reveal fundamental science behind what […]
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 […]
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket lifts a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office into orbit at 1:51 p.m. on 11 June 2016 from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Speculation about the payload has it being a spy satellite with enormous antennas for electronic eavesdropping. View the rest of the NROL-37 launch photos.
Categories: Rocket Launch • Tags: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Delta IV Heavy, electronic eavesdropping, National Reconnaissance Office, NROL-37, Space Launch Complex 37, spy satellite, ULA, United Launch Alliance