A general presentation of the NASA/ESA mission Ulysses. Using mainly computer animations, this programme explains how and why the space probe takes measurements over the poles of the Sun. Together with a summary of the involvement of the different partners, the programme, since it was written as Ulysses passed by the southern pole of the Sun, also shows the first results. Technical, but the first chapters are suitable for a general audience. The film is organised into the following format:
OVERVIEW: general presentation of the mission. Why, how. Video released as Ulysses passed by the southern pole of the Sun.
1: WHY ULYSSES EXPLORES THE EMPIRE OF THE SUN.
Flying over the poles. Mystery of the influence of the Sun on Earth. Images of the Sun and scientists working.Compared to Soho or Cluster, Ulysses is the furthest mission.
2: A MULTINATIONAL MISSION.
Partners for construction, collection of information, presentation of the instruments with the role of each partner.
3: THE LONG JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN.
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