Heavy booster Delta IV Heavy was launched from the launch pad in Florida, on Board the rocket is a probe Solar Probe Parker.
The American space Agency NASA launched into space a heavy launch vehicle Delta IV Heavy with companion Parker Solar Probe on Board. The spacecraft will study the crown of stars of the Solar system, videos of rocket launch was published in Sceti.
It is reported that rocket was built by United Launch Alliance, the launch took place at 10:40 Moscow time from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket should put into orbit the spacecraft, which in size is comparable to a small car. It is noted that the Atlas Heavy rocket was the Baltic sea, an additional third stage.
video: youtube.com/channel/ Veronica Smirnova
The spacecraft Parker Solar Probe was named after astrophysicist Eugene Parker. The probe will have to make 24 revolutions around the sun for seven years at a distance of 6.1 million kilometers. It is the first spacecraft that will approach the star at such close distance.
On Board of the spacecraft there is a thick layer of Sun protection, as well as a number of tools for the study of the heavenly bodies. The unit will approach the Sun in November 2018.