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Solar Orbiter ready for its close-up with the Sun

Its launch from Cape Canaveral in the evening of 9 February

Airbus-built Solar Orbiter has been fitted inside the protective fairing, mounted on top of the launcher and is now ready to fly from Cape Canaveral in the evening of 9 February.The next time the satellite will see the Sun will be when it’s in space on its journey to the centre of the Solar System.The European Space Agency (ESA) mission will revolutionise understanding of how the Sun creates and c...

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