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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)111.86791.252106.000129.14930.514
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)12.00411.32815.40017.01814.669
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5322.3903.2493.5903.094
Ecliptic latitude14°-35°35°
Declination25° 58'-8° 48'-56° 49'12° 9'-21° 3'
Right ascension5h 11m18h 44m19h 52m17h 10m18h 50m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)111.55791.171105.833129.45230.415
One-way light time (hours)15.4612.6414.6717.944.22
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.5-16.9-16.6-16.1-19.3
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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