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Ulysses HISCALE Data Analysis Handbook


Chapter 5: Inflight Performance



Following the Ulysses launch on October 6, 1990, the covers of the HISCALE instrument were deployed on 3 November, and the instrument was turned on for operation on 14 November, 1990. Operation since turn-on has been nominal, with all elements of the instrument system performing as designed, tested, and calibrated.




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Updated 8/8/19, Cameron Crane


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