Humans have been observing the Sun since the beginning of our existence. In the early 1960s, spacecraft began to help us to make observations.

There have been many missions since that time that have furthered our understanding of the Sun. Missions also bring up many new questions to answer, to expand human’s understanding of the Sun and beyond.

This mission hub will serve as a central location to current & past solar missions, with a brief overview & links for details.

Featured Solar Missions

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A timeline of missions to study the Sun and heliosphere from 1990 to 2020. credit: ESA/ATG medialab