ESA’s Solar Orbiter, Evolved

An update of our animation of ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission, to reflect the new configuration as it is officially contracted to satellite builders Astrium.  We’ve also taken the opportunity to improve the quality of our animation, using tools and techniques developed since our previous release. Supplied with an updated CAD file and a list of changes to materials and instrument configurations, we were able to re-make the animation in record time for less than 20% of the original cost. View more about the Solar Orbiter mission. BBC news report about Solar Orbiter.