Scene 2.1. Send spacecraft into halo orbit

The Genesis mission has been proposed as a NASA Discovery mission to return samples of matter from the Sun and provide a major improvement in our knowledge of the average chemical and isotopic composition of the solar system.

The Genesis spacecraft and sample return capsule will be placed in a halo orbit around the L1 Sun-Earth libration point for two years to collect solar wind ions.

Show overview of trajectory with a dot tracing out the path of the spacecraft. Show the launch and halo orbit, but don't start heading home.

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