News story

Nike Air Max Plus Gradient Mens 852630-407 Blue Shoes Yellow Running Shoes Blue Size 12.5 4b1e3d

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 Air Jordan 3 5Lab3 Black 3M Size 10.5 DS with ReceiptJordan Melo M7 2011 NBA All Star Game Shoes Sz 101/2 Carmelo Anthony Nike,Nike DUNK LOW PRO SB (2003) Lt Bone Flint Grey Band Aid 304292-006 Men's Shoes,Nike Air Max 98 QS NIB Sz 9.5 Limited Edition Hyper/Purple,Men's/Women's Nike Air Foamposite One "Optic Yellow" Moderate price First quality At an affordable price,Nike Force 180 Charles Barkley 310095 011 Air Jordan Air max sz 10.5,NIKE AIR MAX ZERO "VIVID YELLOW" 2016 789695-100New Nike Air Max 98 SE - Size 12 - Team Red/Habanero Red-Gym Red - AO9380-600,Nike Zoom Run The One PE size 13. Player Edition James Harden .718018-606 .Gentlemen/Ladies Air Jordan 1 shadow Size 11.5 Complete specification range Latest styles Global sales,Nike Air Foamposite One Stealth Size 17, 16, 18, 15 PROMO 2012 Black Medium GreyBNIB Men's Nike Air Max QS Wht/VvdSlfr/SpcBl/Anthrct US9,Nike Air Max 98 OG Tour Yellow White Midnight Navy 640744-105,New Nike SF AF1 Mid Tiger Camo Size 8 with Receipt,Mr/Ms NIKE LEBRON SOLDIER XI SFG MENS BASKETBALL SHOE SIZE 10 Good world reputation Win highly appreciated Various BV318,Jordan Retro 3 Powder Blue Size 10.5  Brand New EXCELLENT VALUE !!!,Nike Zoom Allout Flyknit Running Men's Shoes,NIKE AIR VAPORMAX FLYKNIT 2 RACER BLUE 942842 400 US MENS SZ 7-12,NIB DS NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH OG Pine Green SIZE 10.5,Men's Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Red Bronze | X-Plore Pack 849558 010 size 10.5,NIKE AIR JORDAN 9 RETRO BOOT NRG BLACK OLIVE AR4491-012 Size US8-9.5ASICS RONNIE FIEG GEL LYTE V MINT LEAF QS SZ 11.5 RONNIE SALMON VOLCANO,Gentlemen/Ladies Men's Authentic Nike Air Max 270 Shoes Sizes 8-13 economic Reliable performance Preferred boutique HV647Nike Mens Kyrie 2 Promo EYBL Gold Blue Red Crimson RARE 847687-470 Sz 11.5 DS,Nike Air Jordan Retro 1 OG High Wheat Brown Golden Harvest Elemental 555088-710,NIKE Wmns AIR MAX PLUS TN SE AV9955-001 97 98 270 180 93 tartan scozzeseNike LeBron XV 15 Hollywood All Star Sz 9 897650-600 Rust Pink Gold Black RARE,New Nike KD 6 VI AS Gumbo League Black Green Glow Size 10.5 (647781-930),Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo [AJ4114-140] Men Running Shoes White/Blue Hero,Nike Shox NZ Mens Running shoes Dark Grey/ Black/ Orange Size 12,

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