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Solar Orbiter Mission Profile

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Mission Profile

Mission Profile
Launch data: JAN 2017

Nominal Mission: 7.5 years

Extended Mission: 2.4 years

Orbit: Elliptical

              Perihelion: 0.28-0.29 AU

              Aphelion: 0.75-1.2 AU

Out of Ecliptic View: Multiple gravity assists with Venus to increase inclination out of the ecliptic:

              > 25° (nominal mission)

              > 34° (extended mission)

A EADS/Astrium have produced a video explaining the Solar Orbiter mission which is available on YouTube or below

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