Solar Orbiter will provide scientific data for better understanding of the mechanisms on the Sun that cause bursts of high-energy particles and coronal mass ejections, which can disrupt electronic equipment on earth. The Solar Orbiter mission will perform closeupclose-up observations of the Sun and will be and its effects on the solar system. one of the closest approaches ever. When doing that, it must survive thirteen times more intense sunlight than satellites orbiting the Earth.
OHB SWEDEN CONTRIBUTION
To position itself in the challenging orbit, Solar Orbiter will make a complex series of gravitational-assist flybys past both Earth and Venus, guided and propelled by a very advanced and highly autonomous AOCS system and a chemical propulsion system, both delivered by OHB Sweden.