NASA Invites Media to Launch of Solar Orbiter Spacecraft

NASA Invites Media to Launch of Solar Orbiter Spacecraft

NASA has opened media certification for the Feb. 5, 2020, launch of star satellite – a joint NASA/ESA (European house Agency) mission which will address central queries regarding our star, the Sun.

Media prelaunch and launch activities can happen at NASA’s Kennedy house Center in Florida and neighboring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. To attend these activities, international media should apply for credentials by 4:30 p.m. EST Dec. 8. U.S. media should apply by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2020.

For questions on certification, please email For alternative queries, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

The craft can launch at 11:15 p.m. on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V forty one1 rocket from house Launch complicated 41 at Cape Canaveral. NASA’s Launch Services Program is managing the launch.

As the main driver of house weather, it’s essential to grasp the behavior of the Sun to be told the way to higher safeguard our planet, house technology and astronauts. star satellite can study the Sun, its outer atmosphere and what drives the constant outflow of solar radiation that affects Earth. The craft can observe the Sun’s atmosphere up shut with high abstraction resolution telescopes and compare these observations to measurements taken within the surroundings directly close the craft – along making a one-of-a-kind image of however the Sun will have an effect on the house surroundings throughout the system.

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