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Spacecraft escaping the Solar System

This page shows the current positions and other interesting data of the five spacecraft which are leaving the Solar System on escape trajectories - our first emissaries to the stars. On this scale, the nearest star to the Sun would be approximately 100 meters away, and it would take Voyager 1 about 70,000 years to cover that distance.

View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from 10° above ecliptic plane

Pioneer 10Pioneer 11Voyager 2Voyager 1New Horizons
Distance from Sun (AU)110.71790.176104.559127.51929.272
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)12.01111.33815.40817.02314.871
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5342.3923.2503.5913.137
Ecliptic latitude14°-35°35°
Declination25° 52'-8° 40'-56° 23'12° 20'-20° 44'
Right ascension5h 7m18h 49m19h 59m17h 12m19h 3m
ConstellationTaurusScutumTelescopiumOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)111.33889.935104.454126.98129.052
One-way light time (hours)15.4312.4714.4817.604.03
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.5-16.9-16.6-16.2-19.4
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date03/03/197206/04/197320/08/197705/09/197719/01/2006
 

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