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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)134.470112.368134.504161.26357.077
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.89311.16615.28516.93813.716
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5092.3553.2243.5732.893
Ecliptic latitude14°-38°35°
Declination26° 1'-8° 55'-59° 18'12° 12'-20° 24'
Right ascension5h 14m18h 52m20h 2m17h 14m19h 12m
Distance from Earth (AU)134.200112.228134.308161.52756.867
One-way light time (hours)18.6015.5618.6222.397.88
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.1-16.4-16.1-15.7-17.9
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19