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Ulysses

NSSDCA ID: 1990-090B

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1990-10-06 at 11:47:16 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle-Centaur G-Prime
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1990-10-07 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1992-01-23 07:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1 AU16.99 AU9,847.73 days1.99°0.89
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time: 1992-02-08 07:00:56 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
6.3 RJ  154.58°1.66
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetotail
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1992-02-24 07:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 2001-12-31 18:59:59 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.35 AU5.4 AU2,264.26 days79.11°0.60262
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
RJJovian radii71,398 km
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