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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)132.876110.881132.485158.99455.240
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.90011.17515.29116.94213.753
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5102.3573.2263.5742.901
Ecliptic latitude14°-38°35°
Declination25° 57'-8° 57'-58° 43'12° 6'-20° 17'
Right ascension5h 10m18h 54m20h 6m17h 16m19h 17m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)132.383111.663133.168159.37056.084
One-way light time (hours)18.3515.4818.4622.097.77
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.1-16.5-16.1-15.7-18.0
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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