Press Release N° 27–2020 ESA’s new Sun explorer will be launched from Cape Canaveral on 6 February. Media are invited to Europe’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, to follow the launch and moment of signal acquisition.... ESA · 1 month
Solar Orbiter launch to the Sun  ESA · 4 weeks
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Solar Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launches Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space... more
Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency is set to embark upon one of its most ambitious projects to date, with the launch late Sunday from Florida's Cape Canaveral of its... more
Solar Orbiter launch replay  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:00 Watch a replay of the launch of Solar Orbiter, ESA’s new Sun-exploring spacecraft, which will look at our parent star from a completely new perspective. The... more
Liftoff for Solar Orbiter, ESA’s mission to face the Sun up close  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission lifted off on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 05:03 CET on 10 February on its mission... more
Solar Orbiter roll out  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside rolled out ahead of launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday 8 February... more
Solar Orbiter operations simulations  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:03:15 ESA's Solar Orbiter is getting ready for its launch on an Atlas V rocket provided by NASA and operated by United Launch Alliance from Cape Canaveral,... more
Ready for launch  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside at the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center in Florida during launch... more
ESA’s missions to the Sun  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:03:00 ESA’s new Sun-explorer, Solar Orbiter, will capture close-up images of never before seen regions of our parent star, including the poles, and study the... more
Watch Solar Orbiter launch live  ESA · 2 weeks
Watch the launch of ESA’s new powerful Sun explorer, Solar Orbiter, on ESA Web TV on Monday 10 February from 03:36 GMT (04:36 CET). more
Solar Orbiter integrated into rocket fairing  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft being encapsulated into the fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket at the Astrotech payload processing facility near... more
Solar Orbiter encapsulated into rocket fairing  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft being encapsulated into the fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket at the Astrotech payload processing facility near... more
Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun's active regions, improve space weather prediction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Our understanding of space weather, its origin on the sun, and its progression and threat to Earth, comes with critical gaps—gaps that... more
Solar Orbiter set to reveal Sun's secrets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency will embark upon one of its most ambitious projects to date Sunday when its Solar Orbiter probe launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral bound for the Sun. more
Flying solo: Solar Orbiter will take first-ever direct images of solar poles  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while... more
Solar Orbiter: Ready for launch  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside at the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center in Florida during launch preparations on 21 January 2020. more
Solar Orbiter Sends Back First Science Data  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA and NASA to study our Sun, successfully launched on an Atlas V 411 rocket... more
Here comes the Sun!  ESA · 2 weeks
After months of intense simulation training, two delays at the launch pad and a dress rehearsal, the Solar Orbiter control teams at ESA’s mission control are ready for... more
Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look at sun's poles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Europe and NASA's Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun's elusive poles. more
Solar Orbiter liftoff  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:00 ESA’s new Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET)... more
Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings  ESA · 2 weeks
Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings Watch ESA Web TV for the Solar Orbiter pre-launch press event, live from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in... more
Five things we're going to learn from Europe's Solar Orbiter mission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At 23.03 (local time) on Sunday 9 February, Europe's newest mission to study the sun is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, US.... more
Flying solo  ESA · 4 weeks
Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere – the bubble-like... more
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