What's Next For Voyager One?

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Re: What's Next For Voyager One?

Post by Wade Hampton III » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:28 pm

How far is Voyager 2 from the Sun in light years?

The Voyager - Mission Status....

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status/

....gives the distance of both Voyager 1 and 2
from Earth and the Sun in terms of miles and
astronomical units (AU). It also lists “one-way
light time” in hours, minutes, and seconds. The
quickest way to find the distance is to divide
the “one way light time” in hours by 8760 to get
light-years. Voyager 2 is (as of this answer)
16 hours, 48 minutes, 53 seconds away by light-
speed, which is 16.8147 light-hours. Divide by
8760 light hours per light-year: 0.001919 light-
years. Voyager 1 is (as of this answer) 20 hours,
21 minutes, 44 seconds away at light-speed, which
is 20.3622 light-hours. That’s 0.00232 light-years.
One could also use the miles and AU values on the
Mission Status page if you wanted to divide by
miles-per-light-year or AU-per-light-year.

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Re: What's Next For Voyager One?

Post by Wade Hampton III » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:59 am

Voyager 1 and 2 update, female documentary narrator. Updates the Voyagers instrument status, Communication status, How we know Voyager 1 is in Interstellar Space, Where the Voyagers are headed ....
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Ted's Drone World posted 1 day ago...

This brings back lots of memories. I was a station operator at Goldstone Deep space tracking station. I was the the receiver operator at station 12 during the Voyager 2 Jupiter pass. Those were special times :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZIB8vauWSI

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Re: What's Next For Voyager One?

Post by Wade Hampton III » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:07 am

As to the question as to whether or not Voyager
can still send any photographs... Voyager 1 no
longer sends pictures. That would require a lot
of power and what is there to take a picture of
anyway? However, NASA is still in contact with
the craft and can still send instructions. Some
information regarding the interstellar medium
is still being received. Both Voyager craft have
very limited power at this point. Scientific
instruments are selectively being shut down
to conserve power. It is estimated that in
the next five to ten years the craft will
no longer have the power to run any scientific
instruments or send transmissions to Earth. At
that point all contact with the craft will be
lost.
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Re: What's Next For Voyager One?

Post by Wade Hampton III » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:30 am

Voyager 1 and 2 update, female documentary narrator.
Updates the Voyagers instrument status, Communication
status, How we know Voyager 1 is in Interstellar Space,
Where the Voyagers are headed now. Female documentary
narrator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZIB8vauWSI

This is a picture of an unknown alien race finding,
scanning and trying to communicate with the voyager 1,
some were about 578 light years away from Earth and
it took 11,560,000 years to get there, notice the
mother ship in the background.
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