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Solar Orbiter ready for science despite COVID-19 setbacks

Space Daily Wednesday, 1 July 2020 ()
Solar Orbiter ready for science despite COVID-19 setbacksParis (ESA) Jun 30, 2020

ESA's Solar Orbiter has successfully completed four months of painstaking technical verification, known as commissioning. Despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the spacecraft is now ready to begin performing science as it continues its cruise towards the Sun. When Solar Obiter blasted into space on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 10 February, the teams
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