| Share
 

Ulysses (U.S. and European Space Agency)

Destination: The Sun. Launched: Oct. 6, 1990. Mission: To study the Sun and map the interstellar space above and below its poles. The spacecraft was put into orbit at right angles to the solar system's ecliptic plane. This special orbit enabled Ulysses to examine for the first time the Sun's north and south polar regions. Besides investigating the Sun, the spacecraft is also studying phenomena from the Milky Way and beyond. The spacecraft completed its first full orbit around the Sun on April 17, 1998, and continues to orbit the Sun. Ulysses made its closest approach to Jupiter in Feb. 2004.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Voyager (U.S.)Ongoing MissionsMars Global Surveyor (MGS) (U.S.)

More on Ulysses U S and European Space Agency from Infoplease:

  • sun gear: meaning and definitions - sun gear: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Notable Unstaffed Lunar and Interplanetary Probes - Notable Unstaffed Lunar and Interplanetary Probes The following table lists notable unstaffed lunar ...
  • The Sun - The Sun All the stars, including our Sun, are gigantic balls of superheated gas, kept hot by atomic ...
  • midnight sun - midnight sun midnight sun, phenomenon in which the sun remains visible in the sky continuously for ...
  • sun dance - sun dance sun dance, ceremony typical of the Plains Indians of North America. The ceremony was ...

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring