HelioWeb


Heliocentric Trajectories for Selected Spacecraft, Planets, and Comets
*About using this interface
* How to get data from command line
*Description of coordinate systems
*Path to information on additional planets
*Trajectory data books of 1986, 1991, 1997
* Geocentric orbits from SSCWeb


List of Heliospheric Objects and their time spans available

 
ARTEMIS-P1(THEMIS-B) 2009  023 - 2011  228  NEWHORIZONS     2006  033 - 2015  181 
ARTEMIS-P2(THEMIS-C) 2009  023 - 2011  228  PIONEER 10      1972  063 - 2005  365
CASSINI              1997  289 - 2017  264  PIONEER 11      1973  096 - 1999  365
DAWN                 2007  270 - 2010  101  PHOBOS 2        1988  195 - 1989  030
EARTH (IMP8,etc *)   1965  001 - 2020  365  PLUTO           1970  001 - 2050  001
GALILEO              1989  299 - 2015  365  Rosetta         2004  063 - 2014  142 
GIOTTO               1992  001 - 1992  366  SAKIGAKE        1985  021 - 1997  365  
HELIOS 1             1974  345 - 1985  365  SATURN          1965  001 - 2020  365
HELIOS 2             1976  001 - 1985  365  STEREOA         2006  300 - 2029  168 
ICE                  1984  001 - 1999  365  STEREOB         2006  300 - 2029  167  
ICE_Return           2008  212 - 2014  221  SUISEI          1989  001 - 1999  365
JUNO                 2011  222 - 2017  288  ULYSSES         1990  280 - 2049  365
JUPITER              1965  001 - 2020  365  VENUS (PVO *)   1978  001 - 1999  365
MARS SCIENCE LAB.    2011  331 - 2012  218  VOYAGER 1       1977  249 - 2020  366
MERCURY              2000  001 - 2015  365  VOYAGER 2       1977  233 - 2021  004
MESSENGER            2004  217 - 2015  086  
                                             
COMET GRIGG-SKJLP    1992  001 - 1993  001 COMET BORRELLY   2000  001 - 2002  365  
COMET H-M-P          1996  001 - 1996  062 COMET WILD 2     2002  001 - 2004  366  
COMET HALE-BOPP      1997  001 - 1997  365 COMET HYAKUTAKE  1995  244 - 1996  366  
COMET HALLEY         1984  001 - 1987  365 COMET GIACOBINI-ZINNER 1984  001 - 1986  365 
  
*Orbit data are for the planets and not specifically for the spacecraft in orbit about the planets. On a heliospheric scale, differences are very small. For instance, the heliocentric longitudes of an L1 spacecraft at Ygse = 100 Re and the Earth differ by only 0.25 degrees

Please Click and Fill the Form below, then Submit Query to request parameters


Select an activity
List data Create file Time series plot XYZ-trajectoies( plot, listing)

Name of main S/C or object:

Output coordinate system:

Start year: Start day: Stop year: Stop day:

Time resolution (in days): Equinox Epoch:


Optional: Name of additional S/C or object 2*:
*In this case the difference of between coordinates of main and additional objects will be calculated



More precise coordinates, and some planet-centered coordinates, are found in the "traj" subdirectories
of spacecraft-specific directories at ftp://spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/data/.

An alternative site is http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi


If you have any question/comments about WWW access to the ephemerides data,
contact: Dr. Natalia Papitashvili, E-mail:Natalia.E.Papitashvili@nasa.gov,
Mail Code 672, NASA/Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771