The space probe that just passed Venus was hit by a powerful solar flare

Solar Orbiter performed a new flyby of Venus overnight from Saturday to Sunday at 3:26 a.m. Paris time. Shortly before the flyby, the European Space Agency probe was hit hard by a remnant of a solar flare. Solar Orbiter is on its way to study the Sun very closely. To place itself in an orbit … Read more

A space probe has just grazed Venus

Solar Orbiter performed a new flyby of Venus overnight from Saturday to Sunday at 3:26 a.m. Paris time. The European Space Agency’s probe is on its way to study the Sun very closely. To place itself in an orbit passing above the poles of our Star, Solar Orbiter uses Venus as a gravitational assistance… and … Read more