Heliospheric Future: Solar Probe Plus & Solar Orbiter (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Solar Probe Plus will move in a highly elliptical orbit, using seven gravity assists from Venus to move it closer to the Sun with each pass. Solar Orbiter will use Earth and Venus gravity assists to move into a relatively circular orbit and climb up and out of the ecliptic plane to capture the first images of the Sun's poles. Download in HD: https://nasaviz.gsfc.nasa.gov/3966 Credit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Scientific Visualization Studio; Tom Bridgman, lead animator; Scott Wiessinger, producer Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.