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ESA's Solar Orbiter mission has completed its test campaign in Europe and is now being packed ready for its journey to Cape Canaveral at the end of this month, ahead of launch in February 2020.
Published: 18 October 2019
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for the provision of the operations and scientific exploitation of the SPICE instrument on board the Solar Orbiter mission. The AO is open to scientists from the Member States of ESA. Letters of intent are due 20 July, 12:00 CEST (noon), and the deadline for proposals is 26 September,...
Published: 27 June 2016
The launch of Solar Orbiter, an ESA mission to explore the Sun in unprecedented detail, is now planned to take place in October 2018. The launch was previously targeted for July 2017.
Published: 13 April 2015
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for members of the Solar Orbiter SPICE Science Steering Committee. The AO is open to scientist both in the ESA Member States and outside. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 September 2012, 12:00 CEST.
Published: 20 July 2012
ESA has awarded the contract to build its next-generation Sun explorer to Astrium UK. Solar Orbiter will investigate how the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the extended atmosphere of the Sun.
Published: 26 April 2012
A suite of 10 instruments has been selected as the scientific payload for the ESA Solar Orbiter mission.
Published: 20 March 2009
Published: 20 December 2007
Published: 18 October 2007
The Second Workshop devoted to ESA's Solar Orbiter Mission was held at the Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens, Greece, on 16-20 October 2006. The meeting was an unqualified success, both from a scientific point of view, and - perhaps even more importantly - from a programmatic one.
Published: 17 November 2006
This call is to request for Letters of Intent from interested parties in ESA Member States and, in light of potential cooperation, in the United States for providing Solar Orbiter instruments.
Published: 11 July 2006
The Science Programme Committee of ESA met on 15/16 May 2006 and reviewed the status of Solar Orbiter - a mission to go inside the orbit of Mercury to get close to the Sun and climb out of the ecliptic plane to view the polar regions.
Published: 31 May 2006
The assessment study of the Solar Orbiter has addressed all mission areas, from the scientific requirements to the payload complement, the space and ground segments, and the respective technology readiness, including all corresponding programmatic aspects.
Published: 17 January 2006
Published: 26 August 2005
The Science Payloads and Advanced Concepts Office recently published an assessment phase report on the Solar Orbiter mission.
Published: 29 June 2005
Published: 14 June 2004
Published: 31 October 2001
Published: 26 June 2001
Published: 23 January 2001
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