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What's Next For Voyager One?

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What's Next For Voyager One?

PostSun Oct 01, 2017 8:03 pm

Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller in the Flight Operations
Directorate at NASA posted....

"We expect the fields and particles science instruments on Voyager will
continue to send back data through at least 2020. We can't wait to see
what the Voyager instruments show us next about deep space." - Suzanne
Dodd, Voyager project manager...

Now that Voyager I has broken through the heliopause boundary between
the solar wind and the interstellar medium, the spacecraft will be able
to obtain measurements of interstellar fields, particles and waves that
have not been interfered with by the solar wind. Voyager is making
direct contact with plasma expelled by other stars. Voyager is powered
by an RTG (Radioisotope Thermal Generator) - a nuclear battery. It
becomes a little weaker each day. Sometime after 2020, maybe as late
as 2025, the power will become too little to transmit the 23 watt signal
towards Earth and we will lose track of Voyager I. It will continue to
travel through the Milky Way - now fully independent of our Sun, it may
outlast our own solar system. Voyager I and Voyager II have provided us
with mountains of information about our solar system and beautiful images.
The total cost of the program, now operating for 36 years, is still less
than $1 billion.

Wade says "The space cruisers will go on their merry way irregardless of
of the destiny of the Caucasian race who created them. It is only in our
hands...the will to survive the malignancy of the darker races that we
are forced to share this world with. No help will come from the interstellar
void. The stars are not haunted...they are deserted..."

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Re: What's Next For Voyager One?

PostTue Sep 18, 2018 3:22 am

Voyager update...
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Re: What's Next For Voyager One?

PostSun Oct 21, 2018 12:57 am

Troy J Carpenter, Observatory Director, Science Educator & Photographer wonders...

We know the two Voyager spacecrafts will continue through interstellar space for
billions of years. Will they be able to escape the Milky Way, or will the Galaxy's
gravity keep them contained?
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This is a good question. The Voyagers will gradually wander from our immediate
solar neighborhood, but never the Milky Way, as they have not achieved galactic
escape velocity, a staggering 1,955,000kmh (1,215,000mph) at our radius. The
probes will instead do as we do; orbit the center of the Milky Way at almost
exactly the same speed as the Sun, 828,000kmh (514,000mph). Their relatively
modest yet record-setting heliocentric recession velocities of 64,000kmh
(40,000mph) lost in margins of error, the Voyagers will complete one galactic
orbit or “great cosmic year” approximately every 226,000,000 years. Stardust
to stardust.

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