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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)120.43099.258116.763141.29740.738
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.95711.25915.35016.98414.163
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5222.3753.2383.5832.988
Ecliptic latitude14°-36°35°
Declination25° 55'-8° 52'-57° 27'12° 7'-20° 29'
Right ascension5h 8m18h 52m20h 2m17h 15m19h 12m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)120.17999.862117.334141.47041.404
One-way light time (hours)16.6613.8416.2619.615.74
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.3-16.7-16.4-15.9-18.7
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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