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Solar Orbiter instrument boom deployment test

Solar Orbiter instrument boom deployment test


Date: 30 March 2019
Satellite: Solar Orbiter
Depicts: Instrument boom deployment test
Location: IABG facilities in Ottobrunn, Germany
Copyright: Airbus Defence and Space/Sener Aerospace/IABG

ESA's Solar Orbiter undergoing an instrument boom deployment test at the IABG facilities in Ottobrunn, Germany in March 2019.

Solar Orbiter will perform a close-up study of our Sun from within the orbit of planet Mercury. It will combine in situ and remote sensing measurements to gain new information about the how our local star works.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Sep-2019 17:11 UT

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