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Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation

Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation


Date: 22 January 2020
Satellite: Solar Orbiter
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.

Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform unprecedented close-up observations of the Sun and from high latitudes, providing the first images of the uncharted polar regions of the Sun, and investigating the Sun-Earth connection.

Last Update: 24 January 2020
3-Apr-2020 17:39 UT

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