The Helios Missions

  • Released Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • ID: 4703

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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This visualization is related to the following missions:

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DE 431

Planetary ephemerides SPICE kernel

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JPL/Horizon Orbital Ephemerides
EphemerisNASA/JPL1974-12-10T23:51:00 to 1981-09-30T01:29:00

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