Solar Orbiter - structural and thermal model
The structural and thermal model (STM) of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, pictured in March 2015 at the Stevenage premises of prime contractor Airbus Defense and Space.
Solar Orbiter will carry a suite of 10 instruments. The anvil-shaped structure on the right-hand side of the model is the STM of the SoloHI instrument, a wide-field heliospheric imager provided by NASA.
This photo shows the model without the heat shield mounted.