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Ulysses

(International Solar Polar Mission, ISPM)
(space mission to observe the Sun from off the ecliptic)

Ulysses (aka International Solar Polar Mission, ISPM) was an ESA-NASA space probe aiming to observe the Sun from directions off the ecliptic, i.e., at high solar latitudes. It was launched in 1990 and used a Jupiter flyby to place it in an orbit ranging from 1.35 AU to 5.4 AU and an orbital inclination of around 80°, observing until 2009. Over its lifetime, it passed close to Jupiter again as well as some comets, yielding some fortuitous observation. Instruments:


(space,Sun,past)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(spacecraft)
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/ulysses/
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Ulysses_overview
https://sci.esa.int/web/ulysses
https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/u/ulysses

Referenced by pages:
solar physics

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