Solar Orbiter

Solar-Orbiter_logotype_H.pngMission Summary
Mission: Solar Orbiter
Mission type: Sun observations
Launch date: October 2018
Launch vehicle: Delta IV-Heavy
Launch site: KSC, FL
Mission duration: 7-10 years
Overview: Solar Orbiter is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. To perform close-up, high-resolution studies of our Sun and inner heliosphere, Solar Orbiter is intended to brave the fierce heat and carry its telescopes to just one-fifth of Earth's distance from our nearest star. The program outlines key scientific questions which need to be answered about the development of planets and the emergence of life, how the Solar System works, the origins of the Universe, and the fundamental physics at work in the Universe.

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ESA Links
Solar Orbiter - ESA Science & Technology
Solar Orbiter - ESA Cosmos Portal
Solar Orbiter - ESA eoPortal
Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) - Home

NASA/JPL Links
Solar Orbiter - NASA Science

Wikipedia Links
Solar Orbiter

Other Links
Solar Orbiter - Max Planck Institute

MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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SolarOrbiter_spacecraft_illustration_1280.jpg Solar Orbiter (artist's impression)

Solar_Orbiter_payload_annotated_1280.jpg Solar Orbiter payload configuration

SolO_Auto30.jpeg Solar Orbiter trajectory to orbit the Sun



MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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SolarOrbiter-vid01-tn.png Solar Orbiter mission (YouTube)

Documents and PowerPoints
Solar Orbiter.pptx

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