Sun  ID: 4703

The Helios Missions

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.

Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Visualizer
Kathalina Tran (SGT): Lead Writer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
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Mission:
Helios

Data Used:
DE 431
JPL/Horizon Orbital Ephemerides 1974-12-10T23:51:00 to 1981-09-30T01:29:00
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Keywords:
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Satellites >> Sun
SVS >> Corona
NASA Science >> Sun