United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch a Atlas V 411 rocket as part of the Solar Orbiter mission. The launch window for the Heliophysics mission is on February 1, 2020 00:00:00 UTC from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Atlas V 411 and experience the excitement for yourself.
Solar Orbiter is a joint ESA/NASA mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It will be used to examine how the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind into the interstellar medium. The spacecraft will combine in situ and remote sensing observations to gain new information about the solar wind, the heliospheric magnetic field, solar energetic particles, transient interplanetary disturbances and the Sun’s magnetic field.