News story

Nike Blazer Size 4 Blue Green Suede Vintage Vintage Suede Trainers a76c7c

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
Nike Women's Air Max Lightweight Training Shoes (833662 010) Gray Sizes 6.5-10.5,NIKE FLEX FURY 2 LIGHT BLUE & BLACK WOMENS BRAND NEW RUNNING SHOE SIZE 7M,Nike women's Oceania Natural Motion size 9 blk/wht Nwob 443947-001,Nike Air Presto Size 5Y GS= Size 6.5 Womens 833875-007 Grey Running Shoes,Nike Women's Size 6 Flex 2013 Run Running Shoes Sneakers Black Purple Silver,Women's Nike Training Air Max Running Shoe 407862-002 Hot Pink Gray Size 11Womens Nike Orive NM Run Running Shoes Sz 7 Cool Grey Hot Lava 677136-061,Nike Air Huarache Ultra Sandals Fossil Sail Olive Sand Women's Sz 7 885118 201,Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 Women's Running Shoes, Size 12, 880560 103,Nike Air iD Womens Suede Leather Shoe 6.5 Red Training Lifestyle 708078-991,Nike Flyknit Lunar 1 Sneakers Size 7.5 (Women's),Womens Nike Air Huarache Classic Max Sneakers New, Grey / White Gum 683818-012,Womens Nike dual fusion Trainers Size 5ukNIKE AIR TRI-D LADIES 8.5 RUNNING SHOES EUCNike Air Flight Classic trainers Size Black/White. Good ConditionNew Nike Metcon Repper DSX Weight Training Shoe Women Size 6.5 Grey Arctic GreenNike Women's Tanjun Slip-On Shoes size 7 style 902866-600,30 Nike Women's Blazer Spikeless Leather Golf Shoes White Black 818730-100 8.5,Womens Nike Air Max Refresh 4 - Athletic Running Shoes - Size 9 White pink J213,Nike Women's FLEX CONTACT Running Shoes White/Cool Grey 908995-100 c,Women's Nike Flip Flop Sandals Pink Black size 9,Man/Woman nike court force ladies trainers New market Optimal price retail pricenike training shoes Sneakers Women Size 7.5,Nike Womens Air Max Motion LW ENG Size 11 Brand New,Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra SE Orewood Brown 859516-102 Women's Size 8.5,Women's Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 Running Shoe SZ 10.5 Black 880842 003,Nike WMNS Classic Cortez Leather women lifestyle sneakers NEW black 807471-010,NIKE DUNK LOW 8 M WHITE/ORANGE LEATHER WOVEN SNEAKERS $90,Teal Ombré Nike Flex Run 2016 Sneakers,NIKE Zoom Rival S Sprint Women's Hot Pink Track & Field Racing Spikes - Size 7

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