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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)126.617105.037124.568150.08947.986
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.92711.21515.31916.96213.929
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5162.3663.2323.5782.938
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination25° 59'-8° 46'-58° 42'12° 21'-20° 28'
Right ascension5h 13m18h 50m20h 1m17h 13m19h 9m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)127.144104.230123.858149.69747.122
One-way light time (hours)17.6214.4517.1720.756.53
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.2-16.6-16.2-15.8-18.3
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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