Solar probe launches successfully
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Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft launches successfully

The Parker solar probe spacecraft has been launched successfully by Nasa.

The Delta-IV Heavy rocket - which was carrying the probe - launched at 03:31 local time (07:31 GMT) from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The satellite is designed to fly within six million kilometres of the Sun – closer than ever before.

  • 12 Aug 2018
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