User: anonymous   Login
Location: Unnamed
(45.3580°N, 90.2245°W)
Time: 03:17:05
(UTC-06:00)
Language:

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)128.033106.359126.356152.10149.632
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.92111.20515.31316.95713.885
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5152.3643.2303.5772.929
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination25° 56'-8° 53'-58° 17'12° 11'-20° 18'
Right ascension5h 9m18h 54m20h 5m17h 16m19h 17m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)127.944106.836126.822152.14150.182
One-way light time (hours)17.7314.8117.5821.096.96
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.2-16.6-16.2-15.8-18.2
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

DLR