Connections between STEREO and Planetary Missions
This page outlines some of the possible connections between the two STEREO
observatories and other planetary missions. In the following graphs, the
positions of the planets, STEREO Ahead and Behind, Messenger and Ulysses are
plotted in 4-day increments. Also plotted is a simple model of the Parker
spiral. Configurations to look for are when two spacecraft are either in
conjunction or along the same magnetic field line. Also of interest is when
one of the STEREO spacecraft is in quadrature with another mission, as that
means that the SECCHI coronagraphs will have a good view of CME material
directed toward the other mission.
Other connections can also be explored through the
STEREO Orbit Tool.
General planetary missions
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