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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)129.391107.627128.074154.03451.209
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.91511.19715.30716.95313.845
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5132.3623.2293.5762.921
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination26° 0'-8° 52'-58° 53'12° 13'-20° 29'
Right ascension5h 14m18h 50m20h 1m17h 13m19h 9m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)129.287107.330127.749154.16550.844
One-way light time (hours)17.9214.8817.7121.377.05
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.1-16.5-16.2-15.8-18.2
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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