Heliophysics Great Observatory (Phase-1)

  • Released Sunday, July 26, 2009

This visualization was an early piece of a larger, more complete visualization.

To see the completed visualization please go HERE.

This visualization shows many of the spacecraft in NASA's heliophysics great observatory fleet. The heliophysics fleet explores various aspects of the helipsphere including Earth's magnetosphere. To do this requires many spacecraft sampling data at many different places — close to the Earth, between the Earth and the Sun, and far away from the Earth.

Phase-1 of this visualziation shows the orbits of spacecraft around the date when the Stereo spacecraft received lunar assists to get into solar orbit. This phase focuses on near-Earth orbiters and L1 orbiters.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Sunday, July 26, 2009.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM EDT.


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