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Satellite direction Question

  1. Apr 21, 2004 #1
    Do man-made solar satellites all have roughly the same orientation of orbit around the sun?
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  3. Apr 21, 2004 #2


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    I don't know of many, and no...

    SOHO is in a halo orbit about the Sun Earth Lagrange 1 point. I seem to recall one satellite which was sent up over the Sun to look at the north pole with an inclination near 90 degrees.
  4. Apr 21, 2004 #3


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    enigma is perhaps referring to Ulysses.

    In general, satellites launched into orbits other than round the Earth (or to land on, or go into orbit around, a specific planet; or leave the solar system altogether), have their orbits designed to match the scientific objectives for which they were created.
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