Ulysses was a spacecraft (or space probe). It was a joint mission by NASA and ESA. The spacecraft was launched on October 6, 1990. Its main aims were to study the Sun and the planet Jupiter.
Ulysses sits atop the PAM-S and IUS combination
Illustration of Solar Polar on IUS
Ulysses after deployment from STS-41
Ulysses Radioisotope thermoelectric generator
STS-41 launches from Kennedy Space Center, October 6, 1990.