Named after 91-year-old physicist Eugene Parker, the probe will study the nature of solar wind, which Parker first hypothesised in 1958.
"At this point, spacecraft is up and happy", said a spokesman with United Launch Alliance, the company that operates the rocket.
Additionally, the third stage includes the STAR 49BV solid rocket motor, which is created to place the spacecraft into its final trajectory.
As for the task at hand, it will take the probe seven-years to complete its mission.
NASA'sParker Solar Probe in on a seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of the star's fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. "All I have to say is wow, here we go".
Project members at the Laurel operations center erupted in cheers early Sunday morning when it was announced that the probe was operating successfully. The other puzzle is the means by which the crown extends between 1.8 million to 5.4 million degrees Fahrenheit which is far more blazing than the surface of the sun itself. Now, with the help of cutting-edge thermal technology that can protect the mission on its unsafe journey, the spacecraft's four instrument suites will study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles, and image the solar wind. It's the first NASA mission to be named for a living researcher.
Mankind's first mission to "touch" the Sun may have panned out differently had it not been for Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, whose intervention made it possible for a research paper proposing the existence of solar wind to get published 60 years ago. Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as the University of Chicago's Parker accurately predicted in 1958?
Paris Jackson Underwent Surgery Without Anesthesia
The 88-year-old matriarch and her grandson TJ Jackson remain the legal guardians for Paris' 16-year-old half-brother Blanket. The singer felt that was saying a lot since she has so much ink on her body, which was painful to get.
Additionally, the solar arrays used to power the probe will retract behind the TPS at each approach to the star.
"The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the sun", said project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University.
"We've accomplished something that decades ago, lived exclusively in the realm of science fiction", Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said.
The biggest challenge was to protect the Probe from burning up as it goes closer to corona's extremely high temperatures and radiation.
"We are thrilled with the launch and humbled to have been entrusted with this mission", Tory Bruno, ULA's President and CEO told Space.com following the launch.
The heat shield dubbed the Thermal Projection System, or TPS, will essentially block 2,200-degree Fahrenheit temperatures, reflecting the heat back so that the spacecraft behind it will remain at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the space agency.
Turkey has urged the U.S.to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria. In the ruling it stipulated Brunson, who faces 35 years in jail over terror and espionage charges, will remain in detention.
He was a second-half substitute in the 2-0 Premier League-opening victory over Arsenal on Sunday, coming on in the 60th minute. The 27-year-old is one of the Premier League's star performers and City will be hoping that the injury isn't too serious.
The CSO data revealed that inflation in vegetables declined by (-) 2.19 percent last month, compared to 7.8 percent in June. The food inflation came at 1.37 per cent, driven by cooling of pulses, vegetable and sugar rates.
That means Keylor Navas will start in goal ahead of Madrid's latest marquee signing, while Kiko Casilla is set to be on the bench. Antoine Griezmann has been named one of Atletico Madrid's four captains following the departure of Gabi.
The actor asks the driver if freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak is his father as the road lane is named: "Lokmanya Tilak Road". In the video, the actor, who is dressed as a traffic policeman, flags a vehicle that tries to turn into a "No Entry" zone.
Hristo Stoichkov, an ex-Barca player and Sundowns boss, feels the team will be far worse off without Messi than with him. Stoichkov also laughed off claims that Messi selects the team. "When I played together with him, that made me happy".
The call for a boycott appears to be Erdogan's answer to the US decision to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports. Details of how a boycott of American electronics might be enforced were not presented during Erdogan's speech.
According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency , there was no " good " air spanning Snohomish, King, Kitsap, and Pierce Counties. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency does forecast air quality levels to return to GOOD to MODERATE by Wednesday and beyond.
After his shock exit at Real Madrid, winning three consecutive Champions League titles, he was linked with a move to Juventus. Mourinho is still under contract at Manchester United and will continue as manager for the foreseeable future.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones banned from Twitter
Jones won't be able to tweet or retweet from his personal account for seven days, though he will be able to browse Twitter. However, InfoWars apps remain available through the Google Play store and Apple's app store.
Taliban kills 17 Afghan soldiers after overrunning base
A spokesman for the Taliban insurgents immediately denied any connection to the bombing, and no other group claimed it. Hundreds of people have fled the fighting in Ghazni, which has killed about 100 members of the Afghan security forces.
Scots unemployment rate down slightly to 4.2%
Unemployment has fallen to a 40-year low as the number of European Union nationals working in the United Kingdom drops. Economists polled in the run up to the release had expected an unemployment rate of 4 .2%.