Solar Orbiter definition study report (Red Book)
Publication date: 25 July 2011
Copyright: ESAReference: ESA/SRE(2011)14
This report, the so-called Red Book, presents an overview of the Solar Orbiter mission in its present state of advanced definition. Solar Orbiter is a medium-size (M-class) mission of the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme, and competes for one of the two launch slots foreseen in 2017 and 2018.