News story

2011 Shoes! Nike Huarache Free 2012 Run White/Black/Lime Green Running Shoes! 2011 Size 8.5 33c902

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
Puma Golf shoes men 6 - Very Lightly Used!,Adidas Geofit Mens Size 8 Dark Blue Striped Basketball Shoe Sneakers,Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top Canvas Men Size Shoes M9697 - Navy/White,Man/Woman Element Catalina Mens Navy Canvas Trainers Selling special promotion Shopping promotion,Nike Air Jordan Take Flight Red White Black 414825-101 Mens size 13 Sneakers,Emerica The Hsu G6 Skate Shoes in Black/White $65,jjj SPERRY BLACK AND ORANGE WATER SHOES MENS 7 M,CONVERSE ALL STAR (CHUCK TAYLOR) WHITE MENS UNISEX HIGHTOP SIZE 6 ATHLETIC,MENS NEW BALANCE "1005" NEON YELLOW & BLACK TENNIS SNEAKERS - SIZE 10,Men's Hiking Shoes Outdoor Climbing Sneakers Athletic Big Size 12 Couple Shoes,American Eagle Outfitter's Men's Tennis Shoes Size US 8ASICS Crossvictor QT - Black - MensVans Sk8 Hi Color Black Size 9 Men,MEN BLACK SAUCONY-COHESSION SUPERB QUALITY-BEAUTIFUL Sneaker VERY RARE SIZE 44.5,Fashion Men Women High Top LED Shoes for Adults Glowing Light Up Flat Shoes NEW,Nike Vandal Low Premium- Size 10.5 US, Tan, Green And Yellow,Mens Nike ZOOM FLY Running Shoes -Black -Retail $150 -880848 003 - ALL SIZES NEW,Etnies Dory Navy - Mens - Size 7 D810868-035 Air Jordan CP3 IX Black/Lsr Orange/Blue Lagoon/Bright Concord 9.5 BOX,Adidas Tubular Invader Strap Army Green Size 8,Cool Fashion Men's Running Trainers Outdoor Walking Shock Absorbing Sport Shoes,Converse Mens Chuck Taylor All Star OX Fashion Skate Shoes Sneakers BHFO 6338Men's/Women's levis mens jordy black black/mono/chrome 516419-A48 Many varieties High quality and economy a wide variety of goodsMen's S Sport By Skechers Striker Black Performance Athletic Shoes Size 8 NWOB,NWT MEN'S VANS AUTHENTIC SNEAKERS/SHOES SIZE 9.BLACK/RUBBER.BRAND NEW FOR 2018.Circa Valeo SE Sneaker, Men's Size 11.5, Yellow,NikeLab Mayfly Lite Black Men's Size 5-7 New in Box 909555 001Men's/Women's Nike Stefan Janoski Size 11 Many varieties King of quantity Valuable boutique,Rockport Mens Road&Amp;Trailwaterproofmgdboot NewVicuna Trail / Hiking Shoes,S.C.I.I. Men's Outdoor Beach Pool Creek Aqua Toe Water Shoes 1120 (Adults),

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