NASA(National Aeronautics & Space Administration) and ESA (European Space Agency) jointly will launch a new spacecraft- “The Solar Orbiter Spacecraft” to take first pictures of Sun’s north and south poles. The spacecraft will be launched from Cape Canaveral, United States on Feb 7,2020 on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Mission: The solar orbiter mission has 7 year lifetime and reach 24 degrees above the sun’s equator increasing to 33 degrees with additional 3 years extended mission operations. The spacecraft will pass within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of the sun which is the nearest approach.
New mission launched by NASA & ESA to take first pics of Sun’s poles
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