Journeys from the earth to the inner solar system are technically extremely demanding. That is why the flight takes the Solar Orbiter space probe the European Space Agency (ESA) on its target orbit around the sun a good three and a half years. It was launched on February 10, 2020 with an Atlas V launcher in Cape Canaveral, Florida. In order to reach the targeted orbit, the solar orbiter has to gain momentum during the current transfer phase at Earth and Venus. The probe completes a total of eight swing-by maneuvers on Venus (it has already done two), one on our home planet.