The UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft is preparing to leave the test facility in Germany to head for its launch site in the USA. UK scientists, including those from RAL Space, were instrumental in proposing the mission to ESA. The UK Space Agency funded the development of two out of the 10 scientific instruments on board the spacecraft, and contributed to a further two.
STFC’s astronomy community congratulates the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.
Last updated: 17 December 2018