Scheduled to launch in February 2020, ESAs (European Space Agencys) Solar Orbiter spacecraft is shown in an illustration against the backdrop of an image of the Sun captured by NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar Orbiter will capture the very first images of the Suns polar regions. These images will provide key insights into the poorly-understood magnetic environment there, which helps drive the Suns 11-year cycle and its periodic outpouring of solar storms.
Credits: ESA/ATG MediaLab/NASA
NASA has opened media accreditation for the Feb. 5, 2020, launch of Solar Orbiter a joint NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) mission that will address central questions concerning our star, the Sun.
Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida and neighboring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. To attend these activities, international media must apply for credentials by 4:30 p.m. EST Dec. 8. U.S. media must apply by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2020.
All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:
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