Parker Solar Probe Spacecraft Arrival, Offload and Transport

NASA/Ben Smegelsky2018-04-03


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NASA's Parker Solar Probe, secured in its shipping container, arrives aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida. The spacecraft will be offloaded and transported to the Astrotech processing facility near the agency's Kennedy Space Center. The Parker Solar Probe will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2018. The mission will perform the closest-ever observations of a star when it travels through the Sun's atmosphere, called the corona. The probe will rely on measurements and imaging to revolutionize our understanding of the corona and the Sun-Earth connection.

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  • Title: Parker Solar Probe Spacecraft Arrival, Offload and Transport
  • Creator: NASA/Ben Smegelsky
  • Date Created: 2018-04-03
  • Location: TICO Airport, Titusville FL
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3