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Wolfram Knowledge about Deep Space Probes in Microsoft Excel

Deep Space Probe entities include a large collection of space probes launched beyond the Earth environment by many countries and organizations.

A few example entities...

Mars Science Laboratory
New Horizons
Voyager 2
Mars Polar Lander
MER-B Opportunity rover
Vega 1 descent craft
Venera 5
Viking 1 lander

You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • arrival date
  • average surface speed
  • average velocity
  • contractors
  • operator countries
  • dry mass
  • energy generation rate
  • total distance traveled
  • frequency band
  • height
  • impact date
  • impact type
  • launch date
  • launch mass
  • launch site
  • launch vehicle
  • length
  • maximum electrical power
  • maximum surface speed
  • maximum thermal power
  • mission end date
  • nuclear fuel mass
  • nuclear fuel source
  • power source
  • target
  • number of wheels
  • width
  • wikipedia summary text
  • longitude of ascending node Ω
  • distance from Earth
  • distance from Sun
  • eccentricity
  • heliocentric XYZ coordinates
  • orbital inclination
  • mean motion
  • argument of periapsis ω
  • semimajor axis
  • semiminor axis
  • heliocentric velocity
  • NORAD number
  • international designator
  • image
  • altitude
  • azimuth
  • declination
  • right ascension
  • sun angle
  • + more
  • - less

Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

Compute with Deep Space Probe data in the Wolfram Language