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

Humans have been observing the Sun basically since the beginning but it was not until the early 1960s that spacecraft were used to observe the Sun.

There have been many missions since that time that have furthered our understanding of the Sun as well as provided many new questions to answer. This mission hub will server as a center location to list first the current solar missions then past solar missions. From here links are provided to details about each of the missions.

Featured Solar Missions