Experts of the European Space Agency (ESA) in the near ten-year approved two strategic mission - a space telescope and Euclidprobe Solar Orbiter.
At the moment, Solar Orbiter, there is only a form of art images and individual plans. Its launch is scheduled for 2017. He must go to the Sun at a distance of only 42 million miles.
The probe must try to determine the origin and nature of the solar wind and coronal mass ejections. The main difficulty of the project, providing effective thermal protection of the probe, is the temperature that will reach up to 500 ˚ C.
Space Observatory Euclid, valued at one billion euros, that will be launched in 2019. The telescope will study dark energy and dark matter. In addition, with the help of Euclid, scientists hope to create three-dimensional map of galaxies.