ESA Science & Technology - Publication Archive
Schmidt, R. and M. L. Goldstein (Eds.)
Published: 01 January 1993
|7.||Ulysses in the Context of the ESA Scientific Programme|
|10.||Ulysses - A Brief History|
K.-P. Wenzel & D. Eaton
|13.||Ulysses - An ESA/NASA Cooperative Programme|
W. Meeks & D. Eaton
|21.||The Scientific Mission of Ulysses|
K.-P. Wenzel et al.
|29.||The Ulysses Scientific Payload|
P.J. Caseley & R.G. Marsden
|40.||The Ulysses Spacecraft|
A. Hawkyard & P. Buia
|51.||RTGs - The Powering of Ulysses|
E.F. Mastal & R.W. Campbell
|57.||The Ulysses Launch Campaign|
J.P. Leertouwer & D. Eaton
|61.||Post-Launch Operations and Data Production|
P. Beech & D. Meyer
|66.||Orbit Design and Control for Ulysses|
|70.||Industrial Cooperation on Ulysses|
|73.||The Ulysses Storage and Recertification Activities|
|78.||The International Heliospheric Study|
Published: 02 July 1990
Published: 01 November 1992
Nearly four years after its launch by the Space Shuttle 'Discovery', the European-built spacecraft reached the most southerly point on its out-of-ecliptic orbit, 80.2 degrees south of the Sun's equator, at a distance of 2.3 AU (345 million km) from the Sun. Although it will take scientists many months to unravel fully the new and exciting data acquired by Ulysses, several important results have already emerged.
Published: 02 April 1995
In this article, we summarise the key findings of the mission to date, and discuss the exciting results to be expected from the second phase of Ulysses' out-of-ecliptic journey.
Published: 01 November 1997
FIRST is one of the satellites of the next ESA scientific mission FIRST/Planck, which will be launched in 2007 to the 2nd Lagrangian libration point L2. It will be a multi-user observatory, watching the universe in the infrared and sub-millimetre wavelength range from 60 to 670 µm. The payload Module (PLM) of FIRST will accommodate 3 instruments built by large scientific consortia: SPIRE (Spectral and Photometric Imaging REceiver), PACS (Photo-conductor Array Camera & Spectrometer), and HIFI (Heterodyne Instrument for FIrst). All of them have detectors or mixers operating in the range 0.3 K-2 K. It must also support a 3.5 m diameter telescope. The design of the payload module is inspired from the one of ISO (Infrared Space Observatory). It is based on a large superfluid helium (HeII) Dewar (2560 litres at < 1.7 K), with cooling of the instruments either directly on the tank, or on the helium vent line (4 K and 15 K). The last cooling stage to 0.3 K is performed inside the instruments using a recyclable ³He-sorption cooler. The paper will describe the latest design status of the cryostat, and its interfaces to the instruments and the telescope.
SPIE symposium 'UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments', held 29-31 March 2000 in Munich.
Published: 02 May 2000
Article appears in 'Laboratory Astrophysics and Space Research' (Ehrenfreund P. et al. Eds.), volume 236 in the Book series 'Astrophysics and Space Science Library'.
Published: 01 December 1998
Proceedings of the Cluster II workshop Imperial College London UK
Published: 25 September 1999
In this paper we describe the design of PACS which has been developed by consortium of European research institutions with the goal to build and operate the instrument and the associated Instrument Control Centre. This design is the outcome of an iterative optimization process toward best observing efficiency regarding the key science of Herschel and toward simplicity of operation, and in the context of complementary missions like SOFIA or SIRTF. SPIE symposium 'UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments', held 29-31 March 2000 in Munich. More info on http://astro.estec.esa.nl/FIRST/overview.html
Published: 02 June 2000
Four years ago, the first Cluster mission was lost when the maiden flight of Ariane-5 came to a tragic end. Today, through the combined efforts of the ESA Project Team, its industrial partners and collaborating scientific institutions, the Cluster quartet has been born again. A two-year programme of investigation into the Sun-Earth connection will begin this summer when ESA's Cornerstone mission to the magnetosphere lifts off from Baikonur. Flying in formation over the Earth's polar regions, Cluster-II will carry out the first three-dimensional exploration of near-Earth space ever attempted.
Published: 02 April 2000
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments FIRST, the 'Far InfraRed and Submillimeter Telescope', is the fourth cornerstone mission in the European Space Agency science program. It will perform photometry and spectroscopy in the far infrared and submillimeter part of the spectrum, covering approximately the 60 - 670 micrometers range.
Published: 02 June 2000
The FIRST/Planck ESA program combines two ESA missions of the HORIZON 2000 program, the cornerstone mission of the Far InfraRed and Submillimeter Telescope and the third medium sized mission, Planck. An overview is given in this paper of the current system design, the performance parameters and an outlook on the spacecraft development.
Published: 02 June 2000
The Heterodyne Instrument for FIRST (HIFI) will cover at least the frequency range 492 GHz to 1113 GHz and will provide sensitive observations with resolving powers ranging from less than 5x105 to 1.2x107. The instrument is optimised for the measurement of weak, broad spectral lines of distant galaxies and for performing fast line surveys of galactic objects. This paper describes the performance, observing modes, and calibration modes of the planned instrument. Companion papers in these Proceedings describe the instrument optics, mixers and spectrometer systems.
In the Proceedings of 'The Far InfraRed and Submillimetre Universe', an ESA symposium, held 15-17 April 1997 in Grenoble, France.
Published: 02 July 1997
SPIRE, the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver, will be a bolometer instrument for ESA's Herschel satellite. Its main scientific goals are deep extra-galactic and galactic imaging surveys and spectroscopy of star-forming regions in own and nearby galaxies. In the proceedings of the 'The promise of FIRST', symposium held 12-15 December 2000 in Toledo, Spain.
Published: 02 June 2001
Published: 20 May 1995
Published: 01 December 1996
The articles that comprise this special issue are devoted to recent results from the high-latitude passes of Ulysses, including the rapid transit from the southern to the northern hemisphere. This paper serves as an introduction to these articles, and provides a short summary of the major scientific findings from the mission to date. Also included is a description of the various Ulysses data archives and their access.
Published: 01 December 1996
The year 2000 promises to be highly eventful for the joint ESA-NASA Ulysses mission. Not only does it mark an important anniversary - on 6 October, Ulysses will have been in orbit for 10 years - it also sees the return of Ulysses to the poles of the Sun. Given the spectacular success of the spacecraft's first visit to these previously unexplored regions in 1994/95, there is every reason to expect a rich scientific harvest once again.
Published: 02 July 2000
Several articles in this Special Issue of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series were devoted to the Ulysses mission and its payload.
Published: 01 January 1992
For this article there is no abstract available online. The link below will take you the the Geophysical Research Letters homepage, where you can subscribe to the journal.
Published: 01 December 1995
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