NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities

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NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Solar Orbiter will observe the Sun with high spatial resolution telescopes and capture observations in the environment directly surrounding the spacecraft to create a one-of-a-kind picture of how the Sun can affect the space environment throughout the solar system

Friday, Feb. 7

1 p.m.: Prelaunch news conference with representatives from NASA, ESA, United Launch Alliance, Airbus Defence and Space, and the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing.

2:30 p.m.: Science Briefing with representatives from NASA and ESA

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at CCAFS and NASA’s nearby Kennedy Space Center. Media accreditation deadlines have closed. Media who would like to call in for the prelaunch press conference and science briefing should phone the Kennedy News Center at 321-867-2468 no later than 12:45 p.m. Feb. 7.

Sunday, Feb. 9

10:30 p.m.: Launch coverage begins

More information on the Solar Orbiter mission, prelaunch, and launch events is available at:




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