Ulysses spacecraft solar orbit

Ulysses spacecraft solar orbit

R210/0050 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 10.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DAVID A. HARDY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ulysses solar orbit. Artwork of the orbit (orange line) followed by the solar spacecraft Ulysses. In 1990, Ulysses was launched from Earth (lower centre) to study the Sun and its solar wind outside the ecliptic orbital plane of the planets. It attained a polar solar orbit by swinging around Jupiter (centre right) in 1992. It passed over the north and south poles of the Sun (red-yellow) in 1994-5, at a minimum period of solar activity, observing a stable and fast polar solar wind. A second set of polar fly-bys, during 2000-1, studied the more variable winds during the solar maximum. Ulysses is a joint ESA and NASA mission.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, astronomical research, astronomy, astrophysics, earth, ecliptic plane, esa, exploration, illustration, jupiter, nasa, orbit, orbiting, planet, planetary, planets, polar, pole, poles, research, satellite, satellites, solar, solar wind, sun, system, ulysses, universe

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.