10 February - launch of Solar Orbiter

Vanlommel, Petra ; Pham, Le Binh San ; Berghmans, David ; Dominique, Marie ; Gissot, Samuel ; Verbeeck, Francis ; Zhukov, Andrei

Released on 2020-02-06

Abstract: NASA will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, with 10 scientific instruments on board, including the space telescope Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI). Solar Orbiter is an ESA mission, with an important contribution from NASA, which will study the Sun from close up. The EUI instrument was built by a European consortium under the leadership of the Centre Spatial de Liège. After the launch, the Royal Observatory of Belgium will manage the observations and coordinate the analysis of its unique solar images.

Keyword(s): Solar Orbiter ; EUI ; corona ; EUV images
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Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

 Record created 2020-02-10, last modified 2020-02-10