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Visiting Jupiter
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.
Screenshots (visible are Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and the spacecraft):
Galileo and its probe

New Horizons gets a gravity assist on its way to Pluto

Cassini gets a gravity assist on its way to Saturn

Pioneer 10 makes the first flyby ever of Jupiter

Pioneer 11's Jupiter flyby

Voyager I's Jupiter flyby

Voyager II's Jupiter flyby

Ulysses' Jupiter flyby
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Re: Visiting Jupiter
Reply #1 - 07/07/08 at 12:03:23
These are very cool...
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