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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe spacecraft

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The (NASA) on Sunday launched the

The official handle of made the announcement: 3-2-1. and we have liftoff of Parker #SolarProbe atop @ULAlaunch's #DeltaIV Heavy rocket.

shared on their blog that "NASA's is on its way for a rendezvous with the Sun."

in their blog quoted the Launch as saying,"has been one of our most challenging missions to date. I'm very proud of the team that worked to make this happen. We at NASA and the Launch Services Program are thrilled to be part of this mission."

NASA had delayed the launch of the by a day on Saturday.

In their blog, NASA wrote on Saturday that the launch "was scrubbed today due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold."

According to NASA, its Parker Solar Probe will revolutionise the understanding of the Sun, our closest star.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 17:00 IST