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Old 08-11-2018, 08:55 AM   #46
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 T-4 and holding, pending new launch time.
It got scrubbed as they didn't have enough time remaining in the launch window to complete the recycle, analyze the issue and set up for a new attempt and go again as they picked up the count with 10 minutes remaining in the window. Right now they're working a 24hr turnaround but that is dependent on clearing the GHe regulator issue that cut off the count at T-1:55.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:31 AM   #47
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Its gone!

Spectacular pics of the exhausts

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Old 08-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #48
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Booster separation.

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Old 08-12-2018, 07:39 AM   #49
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2nd stage ignition and fairing sep clean

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Old 08-12-2018, 07:44 AM   #50
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MECO and into coast phase. NASA seems happy.

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Old 08-12-2018, 08:18 AM   #51
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Well, that was a bit scary... S/C separation has been confirmed.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:36 AM   #53
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The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in history. Its data promises to crack longstanding mysteries about the Sun's behaviour.
It is the first space craft to be named after a living person - astrophysicist Eugene Parker, 91, who first described solar wind in 1958.
"Wow, here we go! We're in for some learning over the next several years," he said as he watched the lift-off.
Nice attitude at 91!

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Old 08-12-2018, 09:22 AM   #54
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I just realized Parker launched on a Sunday.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:36 PM   #55
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It's been talked about for years, that they should launch it at night.. And they did!
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Clearly a sign of a well-planned mission. They covered every possible detail.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:58 PM   #57
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universetoday.com : Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait Thats Not the Sun


Image Credit: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe

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Old 11-06-2018, 01:15 AM   #58
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Parker Solar Probe broke Helios 2's records for closest approach to the sun and highest velocity on October 29. In just over two hours from the time of this post, Parker will reach its first perihelion.

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NASA: "Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun"
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