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Upcoming Missions This Year for: Delta IV

Aug 6 Parker Solar Probe

Delta IV Heavy
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time 4:08 AM EDT / 2018-08-06 08:08:00Z

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. NASA has tapped United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket to send the probe toward its destination. The Parker Solar Probe was constructed by the Applied Physics Laboratory. The mission's launch was delayed from July 31, 2018.

NETOct GPS 3-01

Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time TBD

GPS 3-01 is the first of the U.S. Air Force’s third-generation Global Positioning System (GPS III) navigation satellites. The first ten GPS III satellites are scheduled for launch beginning in 2018, continuing through at least 2022.