Ulysses Artwork by David Hardy

Ulysses passes through the tail of comet Hyakutake.
A gravity-assist manoeuvre at Jupiter placed Ulysses
in its unique polar orbit of the Sun.
Like its mythical namesake, Ulysses has ventured into unexplored territory, seeking knowledge of the world around us.
The Ulysses spacecraft shown in its flight configuration
Ulysses has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the Sun, the heliosphere, and our local interstellar neighbourhood.