with Jupiter occurred on February 8, 1992, and since then
Ulysses traveled to higher latitudes with maximum Southern
latitude of 80.2 degrees being achieved on September 13,
1994. Ulysses traveled through high Northern latitudes during
June through September 1995. These high latitude observations
were obtained during the quiet (minimum) portion of the
11-year solar cycle.
order to fully understand our amazing star, it was necessary
to study the Sun at near maximum conditions. During the
Solar Maximum mission, Ulysses reached maximum Southern
latitude on November 27, 2000 and traveled through High
Northern latitude September through December 2001.
more than 12 years in flight, Ulysses has returned a wealth
of data that has led to a much broader understanding of
the Global Structure of the Sun's environment-the heliosphere.