NASA showed the launch of the Sun probe Solar Orbiter

The launch is a joint project of NASA and the European space Agency.

The national Board of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA) revealed the launch of Solar Orbiter launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida, reports the with reference to Country.

According to the report on Twitter, the launch took place today, February 10, at 06:03 local time.

“3-2-1, blastoff! The launch of Solar Orbiter in 23:03 (February 10 at 06:03 Kyiv time — Ed.) rocket ULA AtlasV company. The spacecraft begins its journey to make the first images of North and South poles of the Sun”, — stated in the message.

Verify that the launch is a joint project of NASA and the European space Agency. It is expected that in two years the probe will have to make 22 of circulation round the Sun. Aboard the craft is photography and special thermal protection, which will allow you to get closer to the surface of the Sun to a distance of 42 million km. the cost of the probe is 1.5 billion dollars.

“We congratulate the teams of NASA, ESA and ULA on a successful launch of Solar Orbiter! I am in awe of this incredible mission, which will carry out innovative research in heliophysics and give us the first images of the poles of the Sun,” — said the head of NASA Jim Breidenstein.

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