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Solar Orbiter Orbit Views (Pre-launch and Post-launch versions)

This visualization illustrates the trajectory of Solar Orbiter during it's multi-year study of the Sun. The orbit trail is extended to better illustrate the changes to the orbit plane implemented using gravity-assists from Venus.

The visualizations below were developed prior to the launch of Solar Orbiter and do not reflect the changes required by the launch delay. They are kept available for historical interest only.



Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Visualizer
Genna Duberstein (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Producer
Joy Ng (USRA): Writer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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Data Used:
DE 431
Ephemeris - JPL
Planetary ephemerides SPICE kernel
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