When did Voyager reach Saturn?
November 12, 1980
On November 12, 1980, 35 years ago, Voyager 1 became the second spacecraft to fly by Saturn. Its main purpose was to make close-up studies of Jupiter and Saturn, Saturn's rings and the larger moons of the two planets.
When did Voyager 1 pass Jupiter?
March 5, 1979
JUPITER Voyager 1 approached Jupiter on March 5, 1979, and Voyager 2 followed with its closest approach on July 9, 1979. The first spacecraft flew within 277,400 kilometers (172,368 miles) of the planet's cloud tops, and Voyager 2 came within 650,180 kilometers (404,003 miles).
Is Voyager still in space?
But further – much further – Voyager 1, one of the oldest spacecraft and the most distant human-made object from Earth, is still doing science. Well into the fourth decade of its mission, the probe has not come close to a planet since it flew past Saturn in 1980.
When did Voyager 1 arrive at Saturn?
Voyager 1 Image of Saturn. Voyager 1's flight path through interstellar space is in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus. Voyager 2 will reach Saturn on August 25, 1981, and is targeted to encounter Uranus in 1986 and possibly Neptune in 1989. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
When did Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 meet?
The Voyager 1 and 2 Saturn encounters occurred nine months apart, in November 1980 and August 1981. Voyager 1 leaves the solar system. Voyager 2 completed its encounter with Uranus in January 1986 and with Neptune in August 1989, and is now also on its way out of the solar system.
When did the Voyager spacecraft get close to Jupiter?
Approach of Jupiter. NASA launched the two Voyager spacecraft to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in the late summer of 1977. Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter was March 5, 1979. Voyager 2's closest approach was July 9, 1979.
When did Voyager 2 go to Uranus and Neptune?
Since launch on August 20, 1977, Voyager 2's itinerary has taken the spacecraft to Jupiter in July 1979, Saturn in August 1981, and then Uranus. Voyager 2's next encounter was with Neptune in August 1989.
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