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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)126.638105.056124.594150.11748.010
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.92711.21515.31916.96213.928
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5162.3663.2323.5782.938
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination25° 59'-8° 47'-58° 42'12° 21'-20° 29'
Right ascension5h 13m18h 50m20h 1m17h 13m19h 9m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)127.121104.279123.904149.76347.173
One-way light time (hours)17.6214.4517.1720.766.54
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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