Sun  ID: 4793

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.

 

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Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Visualizer
Genna Duberstein (ADNET): Producer
Joy Ng (USRA): Writer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Technical Support
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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Mission:
Solar Orbiter Collaboration

Data Used:
DE 431
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

Keywords:
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Solar Orbiter