Timelapse of ESA's Solar Orbiter being unpacked at the Astrotech facilities in Titusville, USA, after arriving in November 2019.
Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. The spacecraft has been developed by Airbus. It is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral in February 2020. Its mission is to perform unprecedented close-up observations of the Sun and from high-latitudes, providing the first images of the uncharted polar regions of the Sun, and investigating the Sun-Earth connection.