25 July 2018
The Orlando (FL) Sentinel (7/24) reports that NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission is “facing yet another delay, this time until Aug. 11 because of a small strip of foam found inside the spacecraft’s nose cone.” The mission had previously been delayed for two days to August 6 due to a “technical problem during encapsulation.” According to a NASA update issued Tuesday, during final inspections “following the encapsulation of the spacecraft, a small strip of foam was found inside” the spacecraft’s cone, requiring additional time for inspection. The satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37. (ImageCredit: NASA)
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