News story

ASICS GEL KAYANO TRAINER GREY MT SZ 9 GREY TRAINER BLACK WHITE OREO TRAIL HN7P1.9090 c4519e

The UK-built Solar Orbiter is preparing to leave the Airbus factory in Stevenage to travel to Germany for testing, ahead of its launch in 2020 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

Published 17 September 2018
Kith Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel-Lyte 3.1 Super Green size 10 Black Kithstrike RF,Asics Lethal Testimonial 4 IT Mens Lightweight Football Boots (0100)NIKE MENS AIR MAX 90 LEATHER BLACK-BLACK ATHLETIC 302519 001 Sz 6,Jordan 5 Fire Red 1999 Sole Swapped,Outflow :Asics Gel-Contend 4 Navy Green Silver Men Running Shoes Sneakers T715N-4993:Men's/Women's,Adidas Women's NMD_R1 STLT PRIMEKNIT LINEN Shoes CQ2030 c,ASICS Gel Kayano 23 men's running shoes NEW (no box) - size 10,NIB Asics Gel Nimbus 19 Men's Running Shoes Carbon-White-Silver T700N 9701,Scarpa volley Asics Gel Sensei 6 Mid Donna B553Y-4701 fine serieLow Sneakers Man Asics 1021A028-020 Fall/Winter,MENS NIKE AIR MAX LD ZERO TRAINERS UK SIZE 6 COASTAL BLUE 848624400100% Authentic Nike Air LeBron XII Air Mag NSRL Us Mens Size 13,2003 Nike Dunk Low Pro SB BRONCOS REVERSE SUPA WHITE ORANGE BLUE 304292-184 sz11,Hot sale in season :Asics Gel Pulse 10 1011A007400 blue halfshoes:Men/Women,Asics Gel Lyte 5 Red Men’s Size 11,Asics Gel-Epirus x Hanon Glover Size 8 UK,Asics x Wale Intercontinental Champion Size 10,ASICS GEL-LYTE 3 "MIAMI" 2013 - ITEM NUMBER 2-2838,Asics Gel Sight "Light Grey Suede" New (US13) air ultra max fieg lyte 3 5,Nike Air Jordan Melo M11 Carmelo Anthony White Black True Red iv v xi 716227 101,Nike KD 7 - 653996 304,Excellent Quality:NEW ASICS GEL-DEFIANT MENS CUSHIONED RUNNING SHOES:Men/WomenAdidas Extaball W black shiny women's mid-cut lifestyle sneakers B-Ball NEW,NR 40,5 ASICS AARON ONITSUKA ZAPATOS MODE ZAPATOS GIMNASIA H206Y-0190 BLANCAS,Asics DynaFlyte 2 FlyteFoam Mens Womens Running Shoes Trainers Pick 1,Asics Gel Respector Veg-Tan Pack size :UK10.5-US11.5-EU46,ASICS Men's Throw Pro Track Shoe**Authentic** Nike Downshifter 8 Mens Running Shoes (D) (401)air jordan 1 phat COOL GREY/WHITE GRI/BLANC *Rare*,MENS NIKE AIR JORDAN X 10 RETRO DB DOERNBECHER PENA 636214 066 SZ 11.5

The UK is at the heart of this European Space Agency (ESA) mission to uncover the secrets of our planet’s star. Solar Orbiter will provide close-up views of the Sun’s polar regions, tracking features such as solar storms and the solar wind which causes Earth’s atmosphere to light up as the Aurora or Northern Lights. The north and south poles of the Sun ‘flipped’ in 2013 and Solar Orbiter will also explore this phenomenon.

ESA selected Airbus Defence and Space in the UK as the prime contractor on the mission in 2012, to lead a team of companies and universities from all over Europe that supply various parts of the spacecraft.

The UK is a world-leader in solar physics research and its scientists are in high demand on solar missions. UK scientists were instrumental in proposing the Solar Orbiter mission to ESA and the UK Space Agency funded teams from University College London, Imperial College London and the RALSpace to design and build three out of the ten state-of-the-art scientific instruments on board the spacecraft, and to contribute to a fourth.

Business Secretary Greg Clark said:

Published 17 September 2018