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Mission Team

Project Scientist: Daniel Müller, ESA
Project Manager: César García Marirrodriga, ESA
Prime Contractor: Airbus Defence & Space

In situ instruments
EPD: Energetic Particle Detector
Principal Investigator: Javier Rodríguez-Pacheco, University of Alcala, Spain

MAG: Magnetometer
Principal Investigator: Tim Horbury, Imperial College London, UK

RPW: Radio and Plasma Waves
Principal Investigator: Milan Maksimovic, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France

SWA: Solar Wind Plasma Analyser
Principal Investigator: Christopher Owen, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK

Remote-sensing instruments
EUI: Extreme Ultraviolet Imager
Principal Investigator: David Berghmans, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

METIS: Coronagraph
Principal Investigator: Marco Romoli, INAF – University of Florence, Italy

PHI: Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager
Principal Investigator: Sami Solanki, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Germany

SoloHI: Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager
Principal Investigator: Russell Howard, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., USA

SPICE: Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment
Principal Investigator: Not applicable – European-led facility instrument
Principal Investigator for Operations Phase: Frédéric Auchère, IAS, Orsay, France

STIX: X-ray Spectrometer/Telescope
Principal Investigator: Säm Krucker, FHNW, Windisch, Switzerland

Solar Orbiter is an ESA-led mission with strong NASA participation. 

Last Update: 22 January 2020
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