Study phase of the EUV Imager for Solar Orbiter

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Mullard Space Science Laboratory


We aim to validate the design of an imager for the Solar Orbiter mission. This mission has an extreme orbit, reaching 0.2 A.U. at its closest point. The imager will provide the highest ever resolution imaging in the EUV and will allow us to understand the source of solar wind and coronal mass ejections by 'touching' and 'seeing' the sources and the output. This mission will achieve a new domain in space exploration by orbiting the Sun and getting in closer than Mercury - nothing has achieved this before. This mission is already capturing the imagination of the general public.
Description School visits, public talks, RS exhibition etc, lab open days etc, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1000s of people have had presentations etc, as well as media interview and articles.

increased interest in solar activity from the press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014