10th February 2020

Ministry of Transport: The Solar Orbiter mission with Czech devices on board launches into space

On Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:03 am, a European Space Agency (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft was launched from Florida's Canaveral Cape into space. The task will be a comprehensive study of the Sun, especially the study of solar magnetism, solar wind and the formation of high-energy particles. The spacecraft will also bring the first view of both solar poles. New facts and data obtained by Solar Orbiter measurements will help to better understand the Sun and its behavior, which in the future will help to better anticipate solar activity and thus protect satellite systems and important terrestrial infrastructures (energy networks, aviation, etc.) from the negative effects of the Sun's high energy particles.

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