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We are excited to announce our first data release! The first data are from in-situ instruments that measure #space conditions around the spacecraft

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For many space missions first data usually comes after 6 months-1 year, but #SolarOrbiter is different: the time between data being received on Earth & it being released is at most 90 days!
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#SolarOrbiter remote sensing instruments will only start nominal operations in Nov ’21, so their data will come later. But we already enjoyed a sneak peek earlier this year:…
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Are you ready to see #TheSunUpClose?

CALLING ALL MEDIA: We will reveal the first images taken by #SolarOrbiter, only 77 million km from the surface of the #Sun, during an online press briefing on 16 July 14:00 CEST / 13:00 BST.

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“The first images are exceeding our expectations,” says Daniel Müller, ESA #SolarOrbiter Project Scientist. “We can already see hints of very interesting phenomena that we have not been able to observe in detail before.”

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16 July #TheSunUpClose Image
👇 The panel of #SolarOrbiter mission scientists and experts who will be presenting these incredible first peeks of #TheSunUpClose 🌞🛰️😎

Don't miss the historic reveal on Thursday 16 July #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters Image
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Bonus #science opportunity for #SolarOrbiter, which will cross through the tails of #Comet ATLAS in the next few days. The mission's 4 in-situ instruments will be switched on and collecting data during the encounter 👍 #weareallsolarorbiters

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The commissioning of #SolarOrbiter has been proceeding over the past three months to ensure the spacecraft and instruments will be fully functional for the 1st close pass of the #Sun, to take place on 15 June, around 77 million km from our parent star.
Meanwhile, @einionyn noticed that #SolarOrbiter would pass through the ion tail of Comet ATLAS on 31 May-1 June + through the dust tail on 6 June. Fortuitously, the 4 in-situ instruments that measure the conditions around the spacecraft are also great for studying #comet tails! Image
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DÍA 6 - Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Madrid, Bilbao
MARTES 11 DE FEBRERO (Día de la mujer y la niña en la ciencia)
Habitualmente ese día suelo tener preparado algo relacionado con mujeres en ciencia. Este año no ha sido así porque tuve que andar entre aviones de vuelta a casa.
Al final Ciara cesó momentáneamente su actividad, por lo que los vuelos no se vieron cancelados.
Puestos a pagar penalizaciones de vuelos -ya iba dos- elegí el horario que me permitiera salir más tarde y no tener que pegarme la madrugada padre.
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First data from #SolarOrbiter science instruments have reached the ground! What did we learn from them? And what's next for our science teams? Check our latest news!… #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters
As the #SolarOrbiter boom was deployed last week, the @SolarOrbiterMAG data first reflected mostly the spacecraft magnetic field, eventually providing a first glimpse of the much weaker field in the surrounding environment 👍 #weareallsolarorbiters

@SolarOrbiterMAG The first #SolarOrbiter Magnetometer measurements of the interplanetary magnetic field, taken after the instrument boom deployment, more than one million km away from Earth, look good 👇 #weareallsolarorbiters
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👋Greetings from ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany! We're getting ready for #SolarOrbiter launch: liftoff is scheduled in less than 30min from @NASAKennedy

Follow live coverage from ESOC & Cape Canaveral via #ESAWebTV

@NASAKennedy The press centre here in Darmstadt is vibrant with #media!

Follow @ESASolarOrbiter & @esaoperations for a detailed countdown to liftoff of #SolarOrbiter and @esascience for exclusive content about the mission science #science from our experts

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2/19 NASA’s @ParkerSunProbe goes even closer than @ESASolarOrbiter but samples particles, plasma & the solar wind – it doesn’t image the Sun’s surface, only snapping images looking away, while #SolarOrbiter peers forward – the 2 complement each other…
3/19 At its closest to the Sun, @ESASolarOrbiter must withstand sunshine 13 times more intense than Earth orbit. Imagine having to stand out under a cloudless sky filled with 13 separate Suns – the trick is to bring a sunshade with you #SolarOrbiter…
4/19 So @ESASolarOrbiter has taken shape as a largely ‘normal’ spacecraft, because it can take shelter behind an extremely powerful multi-layered heat shield, designed by @Thales_Alenia_S in Italy #SolarOrbiter…
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Good morning! ☀️ Our #SolarOrbiter spacecraft is getting ready to leave #Europe on an Antonov cargo plane for its next stage of launch preparations at Cape Canaveral 👋 Here’s one of the last views before packing, taken earlier this month 👇 
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In the meantime, here’s a recap of the latest status and what’s in store for #SolarOrbiter’s mission to the #Sun
#SolarOrbiter is scheduled for launch Feb 2020 and will use gravity assists at Earth & Venus to get progressively closer & different views of the #Sun 📽 #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters
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