Voyager Missions NASA

By William Murphy

Voyager 1

Key Dates

5 Sep 1977:Launch.

5 Mar 1979: Jupiter flyby.

12 Nov 1980:Saturn flyby.

17 Feb 1998:Became the most distant from origin man made spacecraft.

26 Aug 2012:Voyager 1 enters Interstellar Space.

Current Status:Extended mission in progress.

Voyager 1 was the first man made object to chart interstellar space

Spacecraft instruments:slow-scan color TV to take live television images from the planets.Each carried an extensive arsenal of instruments to record magnetic, atmospheric, lunar, and other data about the planets.Power was provided by three plutonium oxide generators.

Voyager 2

Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to closely study all four gas giants.

Key Dates

20 Aug 1977: Launch.

9 Jul 1979: Jupiter flyby.

26 Aug 1981:Saturn flyby.

24 Jan 1986:Uranus flyby.

24 Aug 1989 Neptune flyby.

Current Satus:Extended mission in progress.

First man made iobject tom enter interstellar space.

Spacecraft instruments: They're rather similar to Voyager 1's instruments.

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This is Voyager 2

Fun Facts

Both Voyagers proved that Jupiters red spot is really a complex storm.

Voyager 2 proved that Lo (one of Jupiters moons)has active volcanism.

Both Voyagers carry a gold record holding greetings in 60 different languages,90 minutes of music and 115 pictures.

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This is the gold record carried on both Voyagers