The Helios Missions
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
- Written by:
- Kathalina Tran
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In the days before Parker Solar Probe (PSP), the previous record-breaking spacecraft for speed and closest distance to the Sun were the two Helios probes, launched in the mid-1970s. Now with PSP re-entering the environment inward of the orbit of Mercury, data from these probes is being re-examined with newer tools and compared to the newer data.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Kathalina Tran (SGT) [Lead]
- Ian Jones (ADNET)
- Laurence Schuler (ADNET)
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
Datasets used in this visualization
Planetary ephemerides SPICE kernelSee more visualizations using this data set
JPL/Horizon Orbital Ephemerides
EphemerisNASA/JPL1974-12-10T23:51:00 to 1981-09-30T01:29:00
Dataset can be found at: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?horizonsSee more visualizations using this data set
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