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ESA BR-345: Solar Orbiter - Facing the Sun

ESA BR-345: Solar Orbiter - Facing the Sun

Publication date: 01 October 2019

Journal: ESA Brochure
Volume: 345
Year: 2019

Copyright: ESA

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Solar Orbiter is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It will address big questions in Solar System science to help us understand how the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the giant bubble of plasma that surrounds the whole Solar System and influences Earth and the other planets within it. The spacecraft will provide close-up, high-latitude observations of the Sun to gain new information about the solar wind, the heliospheric magnetic field, solar energetic particles, transient interplanetary disturbances and the Sun's magnetic field.


  • Living with a star
  • Exploring our Sun
  • Anatomy of our Sun
  • Preparing for extreme environments
  • How Solar Orbiter will study the Sun
  • Launching and operating Solar Orbiter
  • Teamwork with Parker Solar Probe
  • An international enterprise

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