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Solar Orbiter launch media kit

Solar Orbiter launch media kit

Publication date: 27 January 2020

Copyright: ESA

Download this interactive media kit to learn more about the launch of Solar Orbiter in February 2020 and the science goals of the mission. Solar Orbiter will 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.


  • Introduction
  • How to use this media kit
  • Event programme
  • How to follow the launch online
  • What’s new
  • Answering the big questions
  • Operating in extreme environments
  • Instruments
  • Launch and deployment sequence
  • Journey around the Sun
  • Extreme exploration with Solar Orbiter and Parker Solar Probe
  • Anatomy of the Sun
  • Missions studying the Sun
  • Meet the Sun
  • Solar Orbiter team
  • Selected multimedia
  • Media services

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