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What is the status on the satellite "Galileo" and wasn't there a satellite that was going to explore the sun's magnetosphere outside the ecliptic? What is the status on that?


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Galileo is working fine except for the deployment of the main telemtry dish antenna: telemetry is being performed at a much slower rate by a smaller antenna. And yes, there is a solar polar mission, but I don't recall its name. For questions like these check NASA's BBS, spacelink, which you can get to from newton by selecting teaching topics from the main menu.

John (e-mail hawley)


The spacecraft that was sent to explore the sun's polar region was named Ulysses.

RC Winther



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