May 2, 2012
ESA’s next generation Sun explorer, Solar Orbiter will be launched in 2017. It will investigate the connections and the coupling between the Sun and the heliosphere, a huge bubble in space created by the solar wind. The solar wind can cause auroras and disrupt satellite-based communication.
Topics: Environment, Technology Internet, Solar Orbiter, Space plasmas, Plasma physics, ESA, Solar Sentinels, Heliosphere, Solar wind, Sun, Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, European Space Agency, Orbiter