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13/09/1994 Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole

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The Ulysses Probe Approaches the Sun

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Ulysses: A Solar Odyssey

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Magellan, Galileo, and Ulysses

Ulysses is a decommissioned robotic space probe whose primary mission was to orbit the Sun and study it at all latitudes. To do so, it had to complete a swing-by maneuver with the help of Jupiter’s large gravitational field. This bent the spacecraft's flight path southward, putting into a final orbit around the Sun that would take it past the Sun's north and south poles.
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