Voyager 1

Space Mission

What is the Voyager 1? What is it's mission?

The Voyager 1 is a Interstellar Spacecraft Mission. It was sent into orbit on September 5, 1977 and has been in space since.

"The mission objective of the Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM) is to extend the NASA exploration of the solar system beyond the neighborhood of the outer planets to the outer limits of the Sun's sphere of influence, and possibly beyond. This extended mission is continuing to characterize the outer solar system environment and search for the heliopause boundary, the outer limits of the Sun's magnetic field and outward flow of the solar wind. Penetration of the heliopause boundary between the solar wind and the interstellar medium will allow measurements to be made of the interstellar fields."(

How long has the Voyager 1 been in Space?

The Voyager 1 was sent into space on September 5, 1977. That means it has been in space for 39 years. According to,, the Round trip Light Time From Earth is 37hrs,14mins, 16s, as of right now.

How far is the Voyager 1 in Space?

The Voyager 1 is 20,094,529,256 km or 134.323728901 AU. 134.323728901 AU is equal to around 789,638,880,938,054.9 miles away from Earth. This is according to

What were the most important discoveries of the Voyager space probes?

Voyager is probably the most scientifically productive mission ever. It was only the second mission to visit Jupiter and Saturn and the only one to visit Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 and 2 obtained the first detailed profiles of the atmospheres of Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and improved our understanding of the characteristics of the atmosphere of Jupiter. The Voyager spacecraft revealed the enormous amount of detail in the rings of Saturn, discovered the rings of Jupiter and provided the first detailed images of the rings of Uranus and Neptune. Voyager imaged Earth's moon and discovered twenty-three new moons at the outer planets. Voyager made significant improvements in the measurements of the magnetospheres at Jupiter and Saturn and provided the first measurements of the magnetospheres at Uranus and Neptune. The significance of the Voyager is the vast amount of new knowledge about our outer SOLAR SYSTEM it provided and the interest in further exploration it generated(

What kind of computers are used on the Voyager spacecraft?

There are three different computer types on the Voyager spacecraft and there are two of each kind. Total number of words among the six computers is about 32K. Computer Command System (CCS) - 18-bit word, interrupt type processors (2) with 4096 words each of plated wire, non-volatile memory. Flight Data System (FDS) - 16-bit word machine (2) with modular memories and 8198 words each Attitude and Articulation Control System (AACS) - 18-bit word machines (2) with 4096 words each.(