ULYSSES

Launch Details
Launched 5 October 1990
Flight ended
Status Non-operational
Destination Sun Orbit
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 20842
COSPAR ID 1990-090B
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Timeline

1990 Oct 6 Launch from Kennedy LC-39B aboard Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-41)
1992 Feb 8 Gravity assist flyby of Jupiter
1996 May 1 Spacecraft crossed the ion tail of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
2000 Oct 19 Spacecraft crossed the ion tail of Comet C/1999 T1 (McNaught–Hartley)
2007 Feb 3 Spacecraft crossed the ion tail of Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
2008 Jan 15 Spacecraft's X-band downlink subsystem failed
2009 Jun 30 Spacecraft decommissioned

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