ESA scales down science mission operations amid...
In response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, ESA has decided to further reduce on-site personnel at its mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany.News SciencesMarch 24, 2020
First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements
First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the...News SciencesFebruary 17, 2020
Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere – the...News SciencesFebruary 3, 2020
System validation tests for Solar Orbiter
System validation tests are currently held by the Solar Orbiter mission control team in Germany. It will be launched in February 2020.News SciencesApril 8, 2019
3 Solar Orbiter components delivered in the...
3 parts of the upcoming Solar Orbiter satellite were delivered in the United Kingdom, pending tests before it launches towards the Sun in 2019News SciencesAugust 22, 2017
Solar Orbiter antennae undergoing testing
ESA’s Solar Orbiter satellite is designed to study the Sun from only 42 million km away, or 60 solar radii, the closest observation ever achieved. CNES is supervising testing on 3...News SciencesJune 21, 2017
Selection of Cosmic Vision M1 and M2: France on...
CNES is highly involved in the conception of the two missions Solar Orbiter and Euclid, now selected by ESA within the frame of its Cosmic Vision programme. Thanks to its...News Sciences Science and technologyOctober 4, 2011
First call for Cosmic Vision missions: the French...
A review of the French participations for payloads on medium-sized missions M1 and M2 within the ESA's Cosmic Vision programme took place in CNES in March 25th-26th, 2010.News Sciences Science and technologySeptember 29, 2011