Johns Hopkins APL Completes Clean-Room Prep on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 3, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has completed its clean-room work to prepare NASA‘s Parker Solar Probe for launch after mating the spacecraft to Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Star 48BV rocket motor and encasing it within its fairing, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The probe is set to launch Aug. 11 aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy vehicle as part of its mission to collect data on the Sun’s corona, Johns Hopkins APL said Wednesday.

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