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Цитата Marek Cyzio‏ @MarekCyzio 2 ч. назад

#atlasv #SolarOrbiter @ula @torybruno

Barry Bonzack‏ @bonzack 2 ч. назад

The #SolarOrbiter is on its way to Sol, our nearest star. Its nearest orbit will be closer to the Sun than Mercury!  Congratulations @ESASolarOrbiter @ESA teams & Congratulations @ulalaunch @torybruno @NASA_LSP for another beautiful launch. #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters

Jared Frankle  :f09f949c: Hatsume Fair (Morikami)‏ @realChefJared 2 ч. назад

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars, and more specifically, our star! The mighty @ulalaunch Atlas V hurls the ESA #SolarOrbiter on its journey to study our star, the sun.

#NASASocial #nasa @NASA @NASASocial - NASA News Center Annex

Michael Seeley‏ @Mike_Seeley 2 ч назад

It was a truly beautiful scene from Cocoa Beach as the mighty #AtlasV rocket carried the #SolarOrbiter aloft, seen here in a 180-sec exposure.

Truly, #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters.

And, bonus photobomb by the nearly Full Moon.

(Pic: me / @WeReportSpace)

John Kraus  :f09f9a80:‏ @johnkrausphotos 2 ч. назад

Liftoff!  A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket streaks to orbit, launching the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter from Cape Canaveral at 11:03pm this evening.

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Another long exposure shot of the launch of Atlas V and Solar Orbiter at 11:03pm Sunday evening. #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters


Цитата Nathan Barker‏ @NASA_Nerd 2 ч. назад

Lift-off! @ULA_Launch Atlas V 441 sails into a Moonlit sky as @ESASolarOrbiter begins its journey through our solar system on a mission to study our Sun's heliosphere. #SolarOrbiter

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Atlas V 411 power-sliding off Space Launch Complex 41 with #SolarOrbiter

Brady Kenniston‏ @TheFavoritist 2 ч. назад

Launch of @ESASolarOrbiter, headed toward the sun to learn more in conjunction with Parker Solar Probe!

William Harwood‏ @cbs_spacenews 2 ч. назад

A5/Solar Orbiter: 2nd stage engine shutdown; the vehicle will now coast for about 30 minutes before a second engine firing; in the meantime, here's a view of launch from the roof of the CBS News bureau at the KSC press site

 Spaceflight Now‏ @SpaceflightNow 2 ч. назад

Here's a view from just outside our office at the Kennedy Space Center showing the Atlas 5 rocket climbing into a moonlit sky tonight with the Solar Orbiter spacecraft.

2 ч.назад

United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket with Solar Orbiter streaks downrange toward the southeast from Cape Canaveral in this long exposure photograph captured by @SFNAlex at the Kennedy Space Center.


"Выстрел раздался, послышался вскрик.
137-й - улыбнулся старик" (C)

Цитата Tory Bruno @torybruno 29 мин. назад



10.02.2020 09:42:10 #283 Последнее редактирование: 10.02.2020 09:47:06 от tnt22
ЦитатаSolar Orbiter Embarks on Ambitious Mission to Face the Sun

Anna Heiney
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at 1:23 am

Liftoff of the Atlas V rocket with the Solar Orbiter spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft is heading toward the Sun after a late-night launch from Florida's Space Coast aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The vehicle lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11:03 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 9.

After a nominal ascent, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's Centaur upper stage. At 12:24 a.m. Monday, mission controllers at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, received a signal from the spacecraft indicating that its solar panels had successfully deployed and were drawing power.

"The spacecraft is safe and pointing to the Sun," said European Space Agency's (ESA) Cesar Garcia, program manager for Solar Orbiter.

Illustration of Solar Orbiter, which will face the Sun from within the orbit of Mercury at its closest approach. Image credit: ESA/ATG medialab

Solar Orbiter is beginning a seven-year mission to study the environment directly surrounding the spacecraft while also observing the Sun, giving scientists a better understanding of how our star can affect the space environment throughout the solar system. The spacecraft also will be the first to provide images of the Sun's poles.

Before the science phase of the mission can begin, Solar Orbiter will undergo a series of checkouts, from initial deployments and checks of the spacecraft's systems to turning on and checking its suite of 10 science instruments. According to Garcia, the testing phase should be finalized around the end of June 2020.

Solar Orbiter is a cooperative mission between the ESA and NASA. ESA's Engineering & Test Center (ESTEC) in The Netherlands managed the development effort. The spacecraft has been developed by Airbus. The European Space Operations Center (ESOC) in Germany will operate Solar Orbiter. The Solar Orbiter mission is managed by ESA; the scientific payload elements of Solar Orbiter are being provided by ESA Member States, NASA and ESA. United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado, provided the Atlas V launch service.

NASA Launch Director Tim Dunn of the agency's Launch Services Program, which had responsibility for launch management, credited the combined efforts of the ULA, ESA and NASA teams to overcome challenges to make the launch successful.

"This is an international collaboration 10-plus years in the making," Dunn said. "When a team is focused on mission success, that's a language that we all speak."

ЦитатаFeb. 10, 2020
RELEASE 20-013

Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights

Launch of the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission to study the Sun fr om Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Feb. 9, 2020.
Credits: Jared Frankle

Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched at 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

At 12:24 a.m. Monday, mission controllers at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, received a signal from the spacecraft indicating that its solar panels had successfully deployed.

In the first two days after launch, Solar Orbiter will deploy its instrument boom and several antennas that will communicate with Earth and gather scientific data. Solar Orbiter is on a unique trajectory that will allow its comprehensive set of instruments to provide humanity with the first-ever images of the Sun's poles. This trajectory includes 22 close approaches to the Sun, bringing the spacecraft within the orbit of Mercury to study the Sun and its influence on space.

"As humans, we have always been familiar with the importance of the Sun to life on Earth, observing it and investigating how it works in detail, but we have also long known it has the potential to disrupt everyday life should we be in the firing line of a powerful solar storm," said Günther Hasinger, ESA director of Science. "By the end of our Solar Orbiter mission, we will know more about the hidden force responsible for the Sun's changing behavior and its influence on our home planet than ever before."

Solar Orbiter will spend about three months in its commissioning phase, during which the mission team will run checks on the spacecraft's 10 scientific instruments to ensure they are working properly. It will take Solar Orbiter about two years to reach its primary science orbit.

Solar Orbiter combines two main modes of study. In-situ instruments will measure the environment around the spacecraft, detecting such things as electric and magnetic fields and passing particles and waves. The remote-sensing instruments will image the Sun from afar, along with its atmosphere and its outflow of material, collecting data that will help scientists understand the Sun's inner workings.

During the mission's cruise phase, which lasts until November 2021, the spacecraft's in-situ instruments will gather scientific data about the environment around the spacecraft, while the remote-sensing telescopes will focus on calibration to prepare for science operations near the Sun. The cruise phase includes three gravity assists that Solar Orbiter will use to draw its orbit closer to the Sun: two past Venus in December 2020 and August 2021, and one past Earth in November 2021.

Following its Earth gravity assist, Solar Orbiter will begin the primary phase of its mission - leading up to its first close pass by the Sun in 2022 - at about a third the distance from the Sun to Earth. Throughout its mission, Solar Orbiter will use successive Venus gravity assists to draw its orbit closer to the Sun and lift it out of the ecliptic plane.

Solar Orbiter's unique orbit will bring the spacecraft out of the plane that roughly aligns with the Sun's equator wh ere Earth and the other planets orbit. Spacecraft launched from Earth naturally stay in this plane, which means that telescopes on Earth and telescopes on satellites have limited views of the Sun's north and south poles.

A previous ESA-NASA mission, Ulysses, launched in 1990, achieved an inclined orbit giving scientists their first measurements of the space around the Sun in this critical region. Unlike Ulysses, Solar Orbiter carries cameras that will provide the first-ever images of the Sun's poles. This vital information will help scientists fill in the gaps in models of the Sun's magnetic field, which drives the Sun's activity.

"Solar Orbiter is going to do amazing things. Combined with the other recently launched NASA missions to study the Sun, we are gaining unprecedented new knowledge about our star," said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's associate administrator for Science at the agency's headquarters in Washington. "Together with our European partners, we're entering a new era of heliophysics that will transform the study of the Sun and help make astronauts safer as they travel on Artemis program missions to the Moon."

ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands manages the development effort. The European Space Operations Center in Germany will operate Solar Orbiter after launch. Solar Orbiter was built by Airbus Defense and Space. The spacecraft contains 10 instruments. Nine were provided by ESA member states and ESA. NASA provided one instrument, the Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI), and an additional sensor, the Heavy Ion Sensor, which is part of the Solar Wind Analyzer instrument suite.

Solar Orbiter complements a fleet of NASA Heliophysics spacecraft observing the star we live with and its effects on the space we travel through.

Last Updated: Feb. 10, 2020
Editor: Sean Potter

ЦитатаUnited Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Solar Orbiter to Study the Sun

Atlas V Solar Orbiter Launch Information Page 
Atlas V Solar Orbiter Photos 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Feb. 9, 2020) - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying Solar Orbiter, an international cooperative mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41on Feb. 9 at 11:03 p.m. EST. This marks the 82nd successful launch of an Atlas V rocket and 137th launch for ULA.

Solar Orbiter will work closely with NASA's Parker Solar Probe, launched by ULA on a Delta IV Heavy rocket in 2018. Together, both spacecraft will provide a never-before-seen global view of the sun.

"The ULA team is extremely honored to launch Solar Orbiter, enabling more discovery of our sun," said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs. "Thank you to our NASA and international mission partners for the outstanding teamwork."
Solar Orbiter launched on an Atlas V 411 configuration vehicle including a 4-meter payload fairing (PLF) and standing 189 ft. tall. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the one AJ-60A SRB and RL10A-4-2 engine for the Centaur upper stage. NASA's Launch Services Program at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida selected ULA's proven Atlas V vehicle for this mission and is responsible for management and oversight of the Atlas V launch services.

ULA's next launch is the AEHF-6 mission for the U.S. Space Force in March 2020.

With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the world's most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully launched more than 135 missions to orbit that provide Earth observation capabilities, enable global communications, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, and support life-saving technology.


10.02.2020 09:57:20 #286 Последнее редактирование: 10.02.2020 09:58:57 от Чебурашка
Вроде как пора привыкнуть.
Но Атлас с одним ускорителем до сих пор мне кажетcя диковатым.  :oops:

Какие-то геи комментировали - вопли и визги  типа "Coooooooome on, baaaaaaby. Look at thaaaaat.. Ooooooo, engine cutt-off"


Цитата Nathan Barker‏ @NASA_Nerd 15 мин. назад

Raw power of @ulalaunch Atlas V 411, launching @ESASolarOrbiter on mission to study our nearest star. - Launch Complex 41

 Trevor Mahlmann‏ @TrevorMahlmann 10 мин. назад

Close up view of the single RD-180 and AJ60A solid rocket booster as they power the Atlas V and @ESASolarOrbiter spacecraft off the launchpad this evening 


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ЦитатаSolar Orbiter Launch to Spot the Sun


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многозначительное замечание
ЦитатаSome of us recall missions which got to the right orbit, and then emitted only plaintive chirps as the batteries discharged and the  vehicle fell silent.. Once you do have power though, the chances that you can solve other problems is high.


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многозначительное замечание
Странное оно. Так как выведение очень точное (и по радиометрии аппарата уже видно), и сам аппарат и сейчас функционирует полностью номинально.

ЦитатаРоссийские двигатели РД-180 успешно отработали при пуске ракеты Atlas V с миссией по изучению Солнца
       Москва. 10 февраля. ИНТЕРФАКС - "Энергомаш" сообщил об успешной работе российских двигателей РД-180 при запуске ракеты-носителя Atlas V с миссией по изучению Солнца Solar Orbiter.
      "Успешный старт обеспечил жидкостный ракетный двигатель РД-180 разработки и производства НПО Энергомаш в качестве первой ступени ракеты-носителя", - сообщили в пресс-службе компании.
       По ее данным, данный пуск стал 88-м для ракет семейства Atlas, использующих РД-180.
       Ракета с зондом стартовала с космодрома на мысе Канаверал в штате Флорида в 07:03 МСК.
       В рамках совместного проекта Европейского космического агентства (ESA) и NASA зонд будет выведен на полярную орбиту в 42 млн км от Солнца, то есть ближе, чем находящийся от него Меркурий.
       Спутник будет испытывать интенсивное тепловое излучение, поэтому он оснащен особыми щитами из высокотемпературных солнечных панелей.
       Миссия Solar Orbiter продлится около семи лет. Solar Orbiter начнет проведение исследований уже в мае, однако целевая операция начнется в ноябре 2021.
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      Исследователи планируют, что космический аппарат сможет провести в непосредственной близости от Солнца несколько лет, наблюдая за поверхностью ее полярных областей.
       Автоматический космический аппарат Solar Orbiter Европейского космического агентства также оснащён аппаратурой исследования солнечного ветра, магнитного поля и вспышек на Солнце.
      "НПО Энергомаш" производит двигатели РД-180, которые поставляются для использования в составе американских ракет-носителей семейства Atlas фирмы United Launch Alliance. Другой американской компании - Orbital ATK поставляются двигатели РД-181. Они применяются на ракетах Antares, при помощи которых на Международную космическую станцию отправляются грузовые корабли Cygnus.
       Действующий контракт охватывает 2020 год, как сообщал главный конструктор НПО "Энергомаш" Петр Левочкин, ведутся переговоры по новым контрактам.

ЦитатаThe Solar Orbiter spacecraft          
Опубликовано: 9 февр. 2020 г.
Solar Orbiter is an international collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, designed to observe the Sun with high spatial resolution telescopes. Solar Orbiter will provide the first-ever images of the Sun's poles and the never-before-observed magnetic environment there.
Credit: NASA/ESA


Цитата ESA Operations‏ @esaoperations 3 ч. назад

Hey @torybruno We just ran the post-launch numbers: #AtlasV put @ESASolarOrbiter onto its planned trajectory w/pinpoint precision (within 1m/sec speed, 0.02 degrees direction). Kudos to the entire team! @ulalaunch @nasa PS: We expected no less ;-) #SolarSystemsToughestCustomers


Космический аппарат Solar Orbiter внесён в каталог НОРАД



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многозначительное замечание
Странное оно. Так как выведение очень точное (и по радиометрии аппарата уже видно), и сам аппарат и сейчас функционирует полностью номинально.

Оно о суевериях, дескать не празднуем до тех пор, пока борт не перешел на электропитание от СБ, что существенно снижает вероятность фатального неустранимого отказа.


Цитата Nathan Barker‏ @NASA_Nerd 37 мин. назад

#SolarOrbiter mission prints and downloads are now available

Check out my collection of @ulalaunch Atlas V 411 with  @ESASolarOrbiter gallery.  Photos include prelaunch pressers, rollout, Atlas V 411 on the pad and launch ...




ЦитатаSolar Orbiter launch highlights
Доступ по ссылке

 European Space Agency, ESA

10 февр. 2020 г.

Highlights from the preparation and liftoff of ESA's Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter.
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Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA's spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET) on 10 February 2020.

An ESA-led mission with strong NASA participation, Solar Orbiter carries a set of ten instruments for imaging the surface of the Sun and studying the environment in its vicinity. The spacecraft will travel around the Sun on an elliptical orbit that will take it as close as 42 million km away from the Sun's surface, about a quarter of the distance between the Sun and Earth. The orbit will allow Solar Orbiter to see some of the never-before-imaged regions of the Sun, including the poles, and shed new light on what gives rise to solar wind, which can affect infrastructure on Earth. (2:13)


-- ЕКА. Solar Orbiter. Лицом к Солнцу (ESA, Solar Orbiter. Facing the Sun) (на англ.) (BR-345) октябрь 2019 г. в pdf - 3,33 Мб
«Помимо обеспечения теплом и светом, необходимого для сохранения жизни на нашей планете, Солнце взаимодействует с нами электрическими и магнитными способами. Хотя эти эффекты незаметны для большинства живых существ, они важны для нас сейчас, поскольку они могут влиять на работу наших технологий. Детальное понимание того, как работает Солнце, является ключом к пониманию того, как оно генерирует свою животворящую энергию, а также как защитить наши технологии и образ жизни. (...) Луна-1 провела первые прямые измерения солнечного ветра [в 1959 году] и обнаружила, что он состоит из плазмы, электропроводящего газа, представляющего четвертое состояние вещества после твердого, жидкого и газообразного. (...) Солнечный ветер создает пузырь вокруг всей Солнечной системы. Структура. Известная как гелиосфера и ограниченная «гелиопаузой», она надувается плазмой, исходящей от Солнца, и является сферой «космической погоды». (...) Космическая погода обусловлена деятельностью на Солнце, такой как солнечные вспышки и корональные выбросы. (...) Пытаясь расшифровать механизм ускорения солнечного ветра, Solar Orbiter вносит свой вклад в фундаментальную науку, которая может однажды привести к службе прогнозирования космической погоды, которая позволит нам лучше защитить наши основные технологии на Земле. (...) Солнечный орбитальный аппарат позволит нам исследовать контроль Солнца над гелиосферой - и местом Земли внутри нее - как никогда раньше. "- В следующих главах приводится более подробная информация о научных предпосылках миссии, космического аппарата, особенно о теплозащитном экране для защиты от суровой окружающей среды вблизи Солнца, его приборов, запуска и маневров, способствующих гравитации. - «Номинальная научная миссия Solar Orbiter рассчитана на четыре года. В течение этого времени наклон орбиты устанавливается в 17°. Это позволит космическому аппарату впервые осмотреть области, расположенные ближе к полюсам Солнца (полярные регионы Солнца не видны с Земли). Во время предлагаемой расширенной фазы миссии Solar Orbiter еще больше поднимет свой наклон - до 33°, уделяя полярным регионам еще более прямой обзор". - В последних главах рассматриваются вопросы наземной поддержки и сотрудничества с насовским Parker Solar Probe. Два космических аппарата будут собирать дополнительные наборы данных, которые позволят извлечь больше информации из этих двух миссий, чем любая из них сможет отдельно».
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