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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)114.48393.699109.283132.85833.667
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.98911.30615.38417.00714.482
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5292.3853.2453.5883.055
Ecliptic latitude14°-35°35°
Declination25° 59'-8° 51'-57° 7'12° 6'-20° 57'
Right ascension5h 11m18h 45m19h 53m17h 10m18h 54m
Distance from Earth (AU)113.96493.839109.304133.32533.785
One-way light time (hours)15.8013.0115.1518.484.68
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.4-16.8-16.5-16.1-19.1
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19