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Solar Orbiter fairing separation
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- Title Solar Orbiter fairing separation
- Released: 21/01/2020
- Length 00:00:10
- Language English
- Footage Type Animation
- Copyright ESA/ATG medialab
Visualisation of the Atlas V 411 fairing separation revealing Solar Orbiter attached to the rocket upper stage.
Solar Orbiter is an ESA mission with strong NASA participation. 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. Launch is currently scheduled for 9 February 2020 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US (10 February European time).