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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)110.76490.220104.618127.58629.330
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)12.01111.33815.40817.02314.867
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5342.3923.2503.5913.136
Ecliptic latitude14°-35°35°
Declination25° 52'-8° 39'-56° 26'12° 21'-20° 44'
Right ascension5h 7m18h 49m19h 59m17h 12m19h 3m
ConstellationTaurusScutumTelescopiumOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)111.47389.870104.419126.97828.997
One-way light time (hours)15.4512.4614.4717.604.02
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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