Voyager I and II

voymispat.jpg MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Voyager 1
Launch date: September 1977
Jupiter flyby: March 1979
Saturn flyby: November 1980
Most distant spacecraft: February 1998
Reached 100 AU: August 2006
Enter interstellar space: April 2011
Traveling speed: 57,600 kph (35,790 mph)
Lifetime: 2025
Status: Active
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Mission: Voyager 2
Launch date: August 1977
Launch vehicle: Titan IIIE-Centaur
Jupiter flyby: July 1979
Saturn flyby: August 1981
Uranus flyby: January 1986
Neptune flyby: August 1989
Enter interstellar space: April 2011
Escaping solar system speed: 3.3 AU/year 495,000,000 km/year)
Lifetime: 2025
Status: Active
Overview: Voyager 1 and 2 were designed to take advantage of a rare planetary alignment to explore the outer solar system. Voyager 1 targeted Jupiter and Saturn before continuing on to chart the far edges of our solar system.

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FG06_15.jpgVoyager spacecraft structure

Voyager_spacecraft_structure.pngDetailed diagram of spacecraft

Outersolarsystem-probes-4407b.pngOuter solar system probes

Pale_Blue_Dot.png Earth appears as a "Pale blue dot" (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band to the right), seen from 6 billion kilometres (3.7 billion miles).

84498main_perspective.jpg Interstellar Distances - In Perspective
The Voyager spacecraft left the solar system at 37,000 miles per hour. At that speed, it would take Voyager 80,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri.

MOVIES ___________________

Above: Voyager Spacecraft: Humanity's Farthest (YouTube)

INTERACTIVES______________

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

Documents and PowerPoints
Voyager Program.ppt
Voyager Facts.pdf

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