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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)123.349101.984120.442145.44344.168
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.94311.23715.33516.97314.043
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5192.3713.2353.5802.962
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination25° 54'-8° 44'-58° 0'12° 21'-20° 20'
Right ascension5h 9m18h 53m20h 4m17h 15m19h 15m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)124.039101.667120.268144.85343.903
One-way light time (hours)17.1914.0916.6720.086.09
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.2-16.7-16.3-15.9-18.5
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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