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Instruments

Introduction

Ulysses hosts a suite of science instruments dedicated to the study of a wide range of topics: the heliospheric magnetic field, heliospheric radio and plasma waves, the solar wind plasma including its minor heavy ion constituents, solar and interplanetary energetic particles, galactic cosmic rays and the anomalous cosmic ray component.

Other investigations are directed towards studies of cosmic dust and interstellar neutral gas, as well as solar x-rays and cosmic gamma-ray bursts.  Radio science experiments to probe the solar corona and to conduct a search for gravitational waves have also been carried out exploiting the spacecraft's radio communications links with the ground stations.


Last Update: 08 December 2006

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