On March 2009 the EUI
suite has been selected (together with other 9
instuments) to be part of the scientific payload of Solar Orbiter mission.
This important decision was takes after that the implementation of the NASA
Sentinels mission was delayed.
This lead to a re-definitin of the SO mission, also considering the fact that
NASA scheduled the Solar Probe Plus mission in the same time-frame as SO.
A SO Payload Re-evaluation Panel was convened to consider if the payload
previously selected by the Payload Review Committee was still valid given the
new mission scenario. The result of the panel was that, with only minor
adjustments, the payload selection is still valid.
More informations about the selected instruments can be found
Here below you can find the investigations that have been recommended for preliminary
Energetic Particle Detector (EPD)
Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI)
Visible Imager & Magnetograph (PHI)
Radio and Plasma Waves (RPW)
Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI)
EUV spectrometer (SPICE)
X-ray Imager (STIX)
Solar Wind Plasma Analyser (SWA)
Suprathermal Ion Spectrograph (part of EPD)