Preliminary operations schedule (TBC)

  • Solar Orbiter Launch is planned for 2020 February 9 23:03 at Cape Canaveral (EST), which in Europe is 2020 February 10 05:03 (CET)
  • Near Earth Commissioning Phase of Solar Orbiter instruments is planned from mid Feb till mid May 2020
  • Switch on of the EUI Common electronic Box is scheduled for the first week of the commissioning 
  • EUI's First (solar) light:  2020 April 24
  • First images available: mid May

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Counting down the last sunrises near Cape Canaveral before Solar Orbiter dives in the eternal day.