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Message 1055842 - Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 5:46:35 UTC

Ahoy, shipmates!

Voyager 1 spacecraft has been travelling 33 years. Now it is getting close to getting out from the solar system:


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Message 1056495 - Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 3:39:56 UTC

Thanks Pasi
It's hard to believe that 33 years have past since humanity sent Voyager 1 on this great adventure.
These are very interesting articles.
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Message 1056510 - Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 4:40:52 UTC - in response to Message 1055842.

Simply amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Message 1058782 - Posted: 22 Dec 2010, 18:20:19 UTC - in response to Message 1056510.

For voyager to get into another stars influence will take it 73000 years. It is about 6 astromnomical units out from the sun. It is still being inflrnced by the suns heliosheath. Still active after all these years. I only wonder how long it takes a signal to reach it. It is very close to be in interstellar space soon. There is some strange occurances like its path has changed abour 2000 miles from where it should be. Something else is affecting the spacecraft tragetory. Space is so vast it is mind numbing.

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Message 1058785 - Posted: 22 Dec 2010, 18:38:56 UTC - in response to Message 1058782.

I only wonder how long it takes a signal to reach it. It is very close to be in interstellar space soon


Voyager 1's signal rt time is approahing 32 hrs, Voyager 2's rt time is nearly 26 hrs.

The details from JPL are here: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/weekly-reports/index.htm

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Message 1059031 - Posted: 23 Dec 2010, 7:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 1058785.

4 years to go into interstellar space. Cool.

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