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Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights

February 10, 2020

Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched…
How ESA-NASA’s Solar Orbiter Beats the Heat

February 5, 2020

When Solar Orbiter launches on its journey to the Sun, there’s one key piece of engineering making this ESA-NASA…
NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities

February 1, 2020

NASA is targeting 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 9, for the launch of Solar Orbiter, an international collaborative…
University of New Hampshire Heading Back to The Sun on Solar Orbiter

January 30, 2020

When the new Solar Orbiter blasts off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in early February, it will carry…
New Mission Will Take 1st Peek at Sun’s Poles

January 29, 2020

A new spacecraft is journeying to the Sun to snap the first pictures of the Sun’s north and…
Two Spacecraft Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

May 26, 2018

Our understanding of distant stars has increased dramatically in recent decades. Thanks to improved instruments, scientists are able…
New Views of Sun: 2 Missions Will Go Closer to Our Star Than Ever Before

May 17, 2018

As we develop more and more powerful tools to peer beyond our solar system, we learn more about…
Facing the Sun

October 3, 2017

Now being fitted with its state-of-the-art instruments, ESA’s Solar Orbiter is set to provide new views of our…
Solar orbiter’s shield takes Sun’s heat

June 4, 2014

Sunshield testing ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission has undergone its latest major test: its protective shield has been subjected…
Extreme sunshade: Solar Orbiter sunshield

May 8, 2014

Members of ESA’s Solar Orbiter team watch expectantly as an essential part of the spacecraft is lowered into…
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Solar Orbiter Mission

March 19, 2014

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Solar Orbiter Collaboration mission to…
Prehistoric cave pigment to shield ESA’s solar probe

February 13, 2014

A pigment once daubed onto prehistoric cave paintings is set to protect ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission from the…
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