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?
Kevin De Bruyne suffers 'knee ligament' injury in training
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.
Zinedine Zidane wants to replace Jose Mourinho as manager
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.
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.
Moore's execution survived a last-minute legal challenge from a drug company and protests about the new lethal injection protocol. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit agreed with the lower court's ruling, paving the way for the execution to go forward.
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.
Partridge said scientific studies and two government agencies have concluded that Roundup does not cause cancer. On top of that astronomical number, there is an estimated 4,000 similar cases throughout the United States.
Taking to Instagram, Raveena shared a photo with Priyanka where the actor was spotted wearing a huge rock on her ring finger. Chopra's appearance came after she was pictured dancing up a storm in the crowd at Jonas' Singapore gig.
China is the world's largest gaming market, with an estimated US$37.9 billion in revenue, according to research by Newzoo. While Tencent's shares fell by 3.9 percent, it isn't just the Chinese video game market that is devastated by the freeze.
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.
At Microsoft's Build earlier this year, attendees did get a glimpse of the integration , but it still wasn't publicly available. After you first say the clunky phrase "Alexa, open Cortana" or "Cortana, open Alexa".
Andrew McCarthy predicted the defense's closing argument in Paul Manafort's trial will hone in on one person: Rick Gates . Trump's attention - and tweets - as he works to undermine the standing of the Mueller investigation in the public square.
It's no secret why National Geographic would choose to have Katie Stubblefield , 21, on the cover of their latest issue. Ms Stubblefield now takes medication to reduce the risk of organ rejection, and will do so for the rest of her life.
Erdogan warned that the U.S.is putting decades-old alliances at risk and pushing Turkey to seek allies elsewhere. Erdogan has called on Turks to exchange their dollars for lira in order to shore up the domestic currency .
He only mentioned that Ayushman Bhava aka Modi Care - A Universal Health Care Programme will cater the needs of 10 Crore Indians. The Prime Minister unveiled Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan and said it will be launched on September 25 this year.
Turkey issues retaliatory tariffs on USA imports
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.
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.
Fraser Anning: Australia MPs condemn 'final solution' speech
And in her Junkee article, she said that with "increasing regularity" politicians were using "race-baiting as an avenue to votes". Come Monday, he'll have to say it to my face. "All of us unite together to fight against the scourge of racism", he said.
Inflation rate drops to 11.14% in July-NBS
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.
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%.