Released on November 23, 2022
There has been one significant change since the 2020 Heliophysics Fleet. SET has been decommissioned. As of Fall 2022, here's a tour of the NASA Heliophysics fleet from the near-Earth satellites out to the Voyagers beyond the heliopause.
Excepting the Voyager missions, the satellite orbits are color coded for their observing program:
Magenta: TIM (Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere) observations
This visualization presents orbits of the current heliophysics satellites covering the space near Earth, through the solar system, and concluding with a view of the Voyagers, just outside the heliopause.
Hinode: Observes the Sun in multiple wavelengths up to x-rays. SVS page
TIMED: Studies the upper layers (40-110 miles up) of Earth's atmosphere. SVS page
ICON: Works with GOLD on studies of the ionosphere.
This visualization presents orbits of the current heliophysics satellites covering the space near Earth, through to the inner solar system.
Voyager 1 & Voyager 2: The two Voyager spaceraft orbit originally performed flybys of the outer planets of the solar system but continued to operate. They are now the most distant monitors of the plasma in the space between the stars. At the time of this visualization, Voyager 2 has just crossed the heliopause.SVS page