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Solar Orbiter is Ready to Fly

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Solar Orbiter Spacecraft

Solar Orbiter is a joint NASA/ European Space Agency mission to study the sun.  The spacecraft will launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral on a ten year mission.  A two-hour launch window is currently scheduled for Sunday, February 9th at 11:03PM.  WFIT's Rick Glasby explains the project in this video.

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Rick Glasby is a Broadcast Journalist at WFIT.