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Solar Orbiter separation

Solar Orbiter separation

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

Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.

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
23-Feb-2024 19:06 UT

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