Briefing: Solar Orbiter science begins

The Solar Orbiter mission, which will take the closest-ever images of the Sun and observe the Sun’s polar regions like never before, has begun to produce results. In this briefing, Solar Orbiter scientists will give a first taste of the data they have collected so far, including a closer look at the discovery of ‘campfires’ (mini solar flares) and look towards the first of many Venus flybys — on 27 December — which will enable scientists to eventually see the Sun's poles, essential for understanding the Sun’s activity cycle.


  • Frédéric Auchère, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, France
  • Tim Horbury, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Daniel Müller, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
  • Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States

Scientific presentations

SH035-01, SH036-0025, SH038-10


*Times listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5:00).

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December 2020

From Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:00 AM

To Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:00 PM

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