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ESA Bulletin 82 - Ulysses Explores the South Pole of the Sun

ESA Bulletin 82 - Ulysses Explores the South Pole of the Sun

Publication date: 02 April 1995

Authors: Marsden, R.G.

Journal: ESA Bulletin
Volume: 82
Page: PP. 48-55
Year: 1995

Copyright: ESA

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.

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