Solar Orbiter liftoff countdown

It’s time to leave for Solar Orbiter! The satellite will take a closer look at the Sun than any European one before, addressing crucial questions in Solar System science.

And here at Sanitas we‘ve eagerly started the countdown! 

Soar Orbiter integrated into the Rocket – Credits: ESA

The launch will take place on 11:03 EST Sunday, Feb. 9 from Cape Canaveral.

In NASA website check  the precise schedule

The streaming of the launch can be followed on NASA Television and the agency’s website or on  ESA Web TV

Waiting for the liftoff, look at the amazing  history of ESA’s missions to the Sun

Supplementary information on Sanitas EG involvement in the Solar Orbiter project :