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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)126.970105.367125.014150.59148.397
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.92611.21215.31816.96113.918
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5162.3653.2313.5782.936
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination26° 0'-8° 53'-58° 36'12° 10'-20° 33'
Right ascension5h 13m18h 49m19h 59m17h 13m19h 7m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)126.654105.279124.854150.89348.249
One-way light time (hours)17.5614.5917.3120.926.69
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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