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Ulysses propulsion modules
- Title Ulysses propulsion modules
- Released 12/06/2008 2:16 pm
- Copyright NASA
After launch on 6 October 1990, Ulysses was placed in a low-Earth orbit and then two propulsion modules injected it into an interplanetary orbit. 16 months later, on 8 February 1992, Ulysses reached Jupiter for the gravity-assist manoeuvre that placed the spacecraft in a polar orbit around the Sun.