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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)129.922108.122128.745154.78951.824
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.91211.19315.30416.95113.830
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5132.3613.2283.5762.917
Ecliptic latitude14°-37°35°
Declination26° 0'-9° 0'-58° 35'12° 1'-20° 28'
Right ascension5h 12m18h 51m20h 1m17h 14m19h 11m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)128.944108.943129.371155.59452.635
One-way light time (hours)17.8715.1017.9321.577.30
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.1-16.5-16.2-15.8-18.1
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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