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Solar Orbiter

Launch Time
Thu Feb 06, 2020 04:27 UTC


Atlas V 411
Status: Active
Price: $115.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 5,515 kN
Payload to LEO: 12,030 kg
Payload to GTO: 5,950 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 1
Rocket Height: 58.3 m
Fairing Diameter: 4.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.8 m

Mission Details

Solar Orbiter (SolO)

Solar Orbiter (SolO) is a planned Sun-observing satellite, under development by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. SolO is intended to perform detailed measurements of the inner heliosphere and nascent solar wind, and perform close observations of the polar regions of the Sun, which is difficult to do from Earth, both serving to answer the question 'How does the Sun create and control the heliosphere?'
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,800 kg
Heliocentric Orbit




12th orbital launch attempt

United Launch Alliance

137th mission

Atlas V

82nd mission