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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)127.155105.539125.248150.85448.612
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.92511.21115.31716.96013.912
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5162.3653.2313.5782.935
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination26° 0'-8° 57'-58° 29'12° 5'-20° 34'
Right ascension5h 13m18h 50m19h 59m17h 13m19h 7m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)126.451105.892125.455151.46148.921
One-way light time (hours)17.5314.6817.3920.996.78
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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