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Solar Orbiter Science Press Briefing

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will present Solar Orbiter, the ESA/NASA mission to the Sun, during a science press briefing on Friday, Feb. 7. 2020, at 2.30 p.m. EST.

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 our solar system. The spacecraft also will provide the first-ever images of the Sun’s poles and the never-before-observed magnetic environment there, which helps drive the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle and its periodic outpouring of solar storms.

The teleconference audio will stream live at:

Participants include:

European Space Agency
• Daniel Müller, Solar Orbiter Project Scientist
• Günther Hasinger, Director of Science

• Nicky Fox, Heliophysics Division Director, NASA HQ
• Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA HQ


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Joy Ng (USRA)
Kathalina Tran (SGT)

Karen Fox (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

Daniel Mueller (ESA)
Nicola Fox (NASA)
Thomas H. Zurbuchen (NASA/HQ)
Günther Hasinger (ESA)

Technical Support:
Michael Justice (ASRC Federal Data Solutions)
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
John Sackman (ASRC Federal Data Solutions)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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