Additionally, the spacecraft will help researchers figure out the origin of solar wind, a stream of energized, charged particles, that are highly concentrated on the two poles of the sun and directly affect satellites and electronics on Earth as it blasts through the solar system.
Even so, Solar Orbiter will become so hot that it will need to tilt its solar power panels away from the sun when at its closest point to avoid overheating, said Ian Walters, project manager for spacecraft manufacturer Airbus. The coming years should be prime time for such a study, climaxing with a peak of solar activity in the 2023-2026 time frame.
A £1.3bn probe has been sent into space from Cape Canaveral and is on its way to get closer to the Sun than ever before.
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"As humans, we have always been familiar with the importance of the Sun to life on Earth, observing it and investigating how it works in detail, but we have also long known it has the potential to disrupt everyday life should we be in the firing line of a powerful solar storm", Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science told NASA.
Solar Orbiter launched on an Atlas V 411 configuration vehicle including a 4-meter payload fairing (PLF) and standing 189 ft. tall. In the morning, Solar Orbiter must check its instruments and plan for the complex maneuvers it wants, which scientists are confident will be a ten-year-old breakthrough.
Now, Solar Orbiter will add to this by revealing the north and south poles of the Sun to us.
At its closest approach, Solar Orbiter will come within 42 million kilometres of the sun, well within the orbit of Mercury. This is due to the lack of equipment and preparedness for an actual mission to be launched for us to understand the sun better. This collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency has become one of the most successful collaborations in space exploration in history!
Parker Solar Probe, on the other hand, has already passed within 18.6 million kilometers of the sun, a record of all time, and photographs for a narrow gap of six million kilometers in 2025. The Solar Orbiter was created to observe such activity. Its heat shield, with a coating called SolarBlack, will continually face the Sun, protecting the sensitive instruments behind it, some of which still require heaters to keep them warm and at optimum operating temperature. "As NASA moves forward to return to the moon, Mars and beyond with our Artemis program, missions like Solar Orbiter joining our fleet become really critical". One set, like Parker's, will study the spacecraft's surroundings; the other, a set of telescopic instruments, will observe the visible surface of the sun itself at a distance.