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Heliospheric Future: Solar Probe Plus & Solar Orbiter

May 16, 2018 2:11 pm Categorised in:

Solar Probe Plus will move in a highly elliptical orbit, using seven gravity assists from Venus to move it closer to the Sun with each pass. Solar Orbiter will use Earth and Venus gravity assists to move into a relatively circular orbit and climb up and out of the ecliptic plane to capture the first images of the Sun’s poles.

Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/new-views-of-sun-2-missions-will-go-closer-to-our-star-than-ever-before

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio
Visualization Credits
Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer

This video is public domain and may be downloaded at: https://nasaviz.gsfc.nasa.gov/3966