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Ulysses
Ulysses Mission to Comets Ulysses Mission to Jupiter Ulysses Mission to Our Solar System
6 Oct 1990
Launch (11:47:16 UT)
8 Feb 1992
Jupiter Gravity Assist
26 Jun 1994 - 5 Nov 1994
1st South Polar Pass
13 Sep 1994
Maximum South Solar Latitude (-80.2 Degrees)
13 Mar 1995
1st Ecliptic Crossing
19 Jun 1995 - 29 Sep 1995
1st North Polar Pass
31 Jul 1995
Maximum North Solar Latitude (+80.2 Degrees)
1 May 1996
End of Primary Mission
1 May 1996
Comet Hyakutake Encounter
9 May 1998
2nd Ecliptic Crossing
Sep 2000 - Jan 2001
Second South Polar Pass
8 Sep 2000 - 16 Jan 2001
2nd South Polar Pass
27 Nov 2000
Maximum South Solar Latitude (-80.2 Degrees)
25 May 2001
3rd Ecliptic Crossing
3 Sep 2001 - 12 Dec 2001
2nd North Polar Pass
13 Oct 2001
Maximum North Solar Latitude (+80.2 Degrees)
4 Feb 2004
Jupiter Distant Encounter
14 Jul 2004
4th Ecliptic Crossing
17 Nov 2006 - 4 Apr 2007
3rd South Polar Pass
2007
North Polar Pass
7 Feb 2007
Maximum South Polar Latitude (-79.7 degrees)
3 Apr 2007
End of Third South Solar Pass
4 Apr 2007
3rd South Polar Pass
18 Aug 2007
3rd Perihelion (1.39 AU)
19 Aug 2007
Ecliptic Crossing
19 Aug 2007
4th Ecliptic Crossing
27 Aug 2007
Distant Earth Encounter (0.42 AU)
30 Nov 2007 - 15 Mar 2008
3rd North Polar Pass
14 Jan 2008
Maximum North Solar Latitude (+79.8 degrees)
30 Jun 2009
End of Mission
Status:
Successful
 

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