Solar Orbiter (SolO) Blasts Off

A successful launch!  ESA worked in conjunction with NASA to launch the Solar Orbiter (SolO) on Sunday, February 9, 2020. SolO will capture close-up images of never before seen regions of our parent star, including the poles, and study the electromagnetic environment in its vicinity. The cutting-edge spacecraft will get as close as 42 million kilometers away from the Sun, about a quarter of the distance between the Sun and Earth, and face scorching temperatures of up to 500°C.

Luxel is proud to have three sets of filters on two of SolO’s instruments:
EPD: Energetic Particle Detector
EUI: Extreme Ultraviolet Imager

To learn more about the instruments onboard the Solar Orbiter: https://sci.esa.int/web/solar-orbiter/-/51217-instruments 

Photo and Video Credit: European Space Agency
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