Solar Orbiter Mission

  • Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study sun.
  • The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in February 2020.
  • This mission was selected as the first medium-class mission of ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme.
  • The first mission that will provide images of the sun’s north and south poles using a suite of six instruments on board that will capture the spacecraft’s view.