Ulysses Status Report - November 2007
Mission StatusAll instruments are currently switched on and functioning nominally. Nutation operations are proceeding as planned, using closed-loop Conscan and SOLACE manoeuvres (open-loop slews together with Conscan) to maintain Earth pointing and damp nutation.
Perihelion passage occurred on 18 August, and the spacecraft is now in the northern helio-hemisphere. On 27 August, Ulysses was closer to the Earth (0.42 AU) than at any time since it headed towards Jupiter in 1990.
Last Update: 1 September 2019