Joint ESA/NASA Solar Mission Nears Launch

Credit: NASA
A European Space Agency-led collaboration with NASA, the $1.5 billion Solar Orbiter (SO) mission, is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V on Feb. 7 at 11:15 p.m. EST, the opening of an 18-day launch window. SO will study the Sun’s poles for the formation of...

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