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Message started by Tony on 07/06/08 at 12:39:18

Title: Visiting Jupiter
Post by Tony on 07/06/08 at 12:39:18

Nine spacecraft have visited the planet Jupiter.  Here are simulations of their encounters with Jupiter.
Galileo went into orbit around Jupiter.  In the Galileo simulation, the spacecraft does not break into orbit, rather it continues on its hyperbolic trajectory.  Later, I'll add an orbit insertion burn when I can find the numbers.

The Galileo simulation also includes the atmospheric probe that impacted Jupiter

On the flyby simulations, after the flyby, center on the Sun, zoom out and watch the spacecraft continue to its destination planet.

Simulations
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/galileoJupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/newhorizonsJupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/cassiniJupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/pioneer10JupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/pioneer11JupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/voyager1JupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/voyager2JupiterApproach.gsim
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/simulations/ulyssesJupiterApproach.gsim

Screenshots (visible are Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and the spacecraft):
Galileo and its probe
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/galileo01.GIF

New Horizons gets a gravity assist on its way to Pluto
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/newhorizons01.GIF

Cassini gets a gravity assist on its way to Saturn
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/cassini01.GIF

Pioneer 10 makes the first flyby ever of Jupiter
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/pioneer10_01.GIF

Pioneer 11's Jupiter flyby
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/pioneer11_01.GIF

Voyager I's Jupiter flyby
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/voyager1_01.GIF

Voyager II's Jupiter flyby
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/voyager2_01.GIF

Ulysses' Jupiter flyby
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/ulysses01.GIF

Title: Re: Visiting Jupiter
Post by Dan on 07/07/08 at 12:03:23

These are very cool...

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