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Call for Media: ESA to reveal first images from Solar Orbiter

on 14 July 2020

The first images from ESA’s new Sun-observing spacecraft Solar Orbiter will be released to the public on 16 July 2020. Media representatives are invited to watch an online press briefing, which will take place at 14:00 CEST, and talk to the scientists behind the mission.

Solar Orbiter, launched on 10 February, completed its commissioning phase in mid-June and performed its first close approach to the Sun. Shortly thereafter, the European and US science teams behind the mission’s 10 instruments were able to test the entire instrument suite in concert for the first time.

Members of the public can watch an online press briefing at this link on Thursday 16 July at 14:00 CEST.

Media representatives with valid press credentials should register on this page by Wednesday 15 July 12:00 CEST.

Questions to the panel can be asked via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More information can be found at this link.

Image credit: ESA/Medialab