Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Wednesday 20th August 2014


August 20th 1977 Voyager 2 launched
Its mission was to explore the outer planets of the solar system.

The Voyager 1 and 2 space craft were updated versions of the highly successful Mariner space missions built by NASA.

voyager 2


This is the time line so far of Voyager 2

1977 Aug. 20 Voyager 2 launched from Kennedy Space Flight Center

1979 July 9 Voyager 2 makes its closest approach to Jupiter

1981 Aug. 25 Voyager 2 flies by Saturn

1986 Jan. 24 Voyager 2 has the first-ever encounter with Uranus

1989 Aug. 25 Voyager 2 is the first spacecraft to observe Neptune

 Voyager 2 begins its trip out of the Solar System

2007 Sept 5 Voyager 2 crosses Termination Shock



2016 expected to enter interstellar space

2025 power supply will probably fail
   


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