June 1, 2023

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NASA’s iconic Voyager 1 marks 45 years in space

NASA’s venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached an important milestone.

The Traveler 1 The probe was launched 45 years ago, on September 5, 1977, a few weeks after its twin Voyager 2, but it quickly became obsolete. The two spacecraft are designed to fly over Jupiter and Saturn, to take advantage of the positive advantage Solar System alignment. At the time, no one expected the spacecraft to still be operational after more than four decades. But now, Voyager spans nearly 50 years in space. Voyager 1 is currently more than 14.6 billion miles (23.5 billion km) from a land This distance is more than 157 times the distance from our planet to the Sun – and it travels outward at 38,000 miles per hour (60,000 km/h).