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Ulysses HISCALE Data


Fundamental Technologies, LLC, of Lawrence, Kansas, is the official production center for Ulysses HISCALE data. The Heliosphere Instrument for Spectral, Composition, and Anisotropy at Low Energies (HISCALE) is designed to obtain measurements of interplanetary ions and electrons.  The ions and electrons are detected by five separate solid-state detector telescopes oriented to give essentially complete pitch-angle coverage from the spinning spacecraft.  Ion elemental abundances are determined by a DE vs E telescope using a 5 mm front detector element in a three-element telescope.  Inflight calibration is provided by radioactive sources mounted on telescope covers which can be closed.  Ion and electron spectral information is determined using both broad-energy-range rate channels and a pulse-height analyzer for more detailed spectra. The instrument weighs 5.775 kg and uses 4.0 W of power.


To view the metadata and documentation for HISCALE, please visit the VHO/VEPO page.


Ulysses HISCALE Data Analysis Handbook.



To view HISCALE data, please choose a data-type and time-scale in the menus below. 






If you'd prefer to browse the data website in a seperate window, click here.


Updated 7/18/2022, Dr. Jerry W. Manweiler


Manufacturer: ESA provided the Ulysses spacecraft, NASA provided the power supply, and various others provided its instruments.

Mission End Date: June 30, 2009

Destination: The inner heliosphere of the sun away from the ecliptic plane

Orbit:  Elliptical orbit transversing the polar regions of the sun outside of the ecliptic plane