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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)123.950102.546121.200146.29744.872
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.94011.23315.33216.97114.021
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5192.3703.2343.5802.958
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination25° 57'-8° 43'-58° 25'12° 25'-20° 28'
Right ascension5h 12m18h 50m20h 1m17h 13m19h 9m
Distance from Earth (AU)124.761101.586120.392145.66143.871
One-way light time (hours)17.2914.0816.6920.196.08
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.2-16.6-16.3-15.9-18.4
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19