ESA title
Science & Exploration

Knowledge of the Sun

Date: Tue, Feb 04, 2020 | 07:30 - 07:51 GMT | 08:30 - 08:51 CET

Replay: Tue, Feb 04, 2020 | 16:00 - 16:21 GMT | 17:00 - 17:21 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

ESA’s Solar Orbiter will be launched soon by a NASA provided Atlas V from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Solar Orbiter will address big questions in Solar System science to help us understand how our star creates and controls the giant bubble of plasma that surrounds the whole Solar System and influences the planets within it.

In the past, the six European-built spacecraft of the Ulysses, SOHO, and Cluster missions have made many amazing discoveries about the Sun, and how its storms affect Earth.

This A&B Roll explains what is  our current knowledge of the Sun,  in particular thanks to the contribution of Space science missions.

The B roll contains new clean room footage showing the early stages of integration of Solar Orbiter into the upper stage of the Atlas V launcher.

 B-roll also contains newly re-digitised ESA archive.


More information at:

Preview and download:

Solar Orbiter_Knowledge of the Sun_FINAL_PI_TC_OK.docx

Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.