Tag: voyager 2

Dec 01 2017

Voyager: Images from the Odysseys – 2017 NASA JPL Film

40 years ago, the twin Voyager 1 and 2 space probes were just starting on their historic journeys to the outer solar system. Voyager 1 destined to visit Saturn and Jupiter, Voyager 2 destined to not only study those planets, but also to be the first, and still only probe to fly by Uranus and …

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Aug 31 2017

Voyager 2’s Trajectory Through The Solar System

In this video from NASA we have the flight path that Voyager 2 took through the Solar System during it’s mission, which is still going 40 years after launch! It’s a very straightforward video, no sound or anything special. It starts just a few days before August 20th, 1977, the launch day of Voyager 2 …

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Aug 20 2017

40 Years Ago: The Launch Of Voyager 2

On August 20th, 1977, Voyager 2 was launched on the most powerful launch vehicle available at the time, the Titan IIIE, on a mission to explore all 4 of the gas giant outer planets, and onward to deep space. Voyager 2 was, oddly, the first of the 2 Voyager probes launched – Voyager 1 was …

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Aug 17 2017

Voyager at 40: Keep Reaching for the Stars – NASA JPL Film

The Voyager space probes, the furthest man-made objects from Earth, were launched 40 years ago this upcoming week (in the case of Voyaged 2, launched August 20th 1977 – Voyager 1 was launched later,  in September of 77), and as such NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are doing a bit of a celebration, to …

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Oct 02 2016

Voyager 2 Saturn Flyby in 1981 – 1986 NASA JPL Film

Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager 1 and 2 probes were sent out on missions to observe Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, as well as their moons, rings, and anything else they could discover on their journeys out of the solar system. Voyager 1 was sent on a more specialized mission for only Jupiter and …

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