NASA: Humanity's envoys: After Voyager 2, its faster twin Voyager 1 completes 45 years in space

Voyager 1 was launched in 1977 on a Titan IIIE-Centaur rocket. The probes are powered by radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) they generate electricity using the heat produced by the decay of plutonium. It is expected to cross the Oort cloud in the next few hundred years.
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2 months ago

NASA fixes glitch on Voyager 1, the farthest space probe in the cosmos

Voyager 1 is on a truly cosmic mission. It passed by Saturn in 1980, meaning it exited the bubble of particles ejected from the sun. In 40,000 years, the spacecraft will pass some 1.6 light-years from another star.
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2 months ago

Awesome! NASA fixes glitch in the iconic Voyager 1 spacecraft flying 14,623,292,784 miles away

Voyager 1 is a 45-year-old space explorer investigating the cosmos outside our solar system. Engineers have fixed the “data glitch” detected on the craft. The team will do a full memory readout of the AACS and look at everything it's been doing.
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3 months ago