Tag: Delta IV Heavy

  • ULA launches NASA’s Solar Parker Probe

    United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched NASA’s Solar Parker Probe on their Delta IV Heavy rocket.¬† Today was the second attempt to liftoff proceeded smoothly for an on-time lifted off at 3:31 am EDT. The first attempt¬†yesterday was delayed twice before a scrub was called when a new issue occurred at T-1:55m and counting with…

  • NASA’s Orion has begun it’s EFT-1 mission

    Following a smooth countdown the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavies three main engine’s came to life today to lift the Orion capsule to orbit. ¬†18 minutes later the upper stage completed its first firing and left the Orion capsule in the desired orbit. Over the next two orbits Orion will follow the flight profile…

  • T-2 days and counting to NASA’s Orion EFT-1

    The first orbital flight of the Orion spacecraft will allow NASA and it’s contractor Lockheed Martin to verify the design of the vehicle in space itself, for this flight there will be no crew members however there will be a vast amount of instrumentation and sensors on board to provide as much data as possible…