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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)136.276114.054136.793163.83659.155
Speed relative to Sun (km/s)11.88611.15515.27816.93313.676
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year)2.5072.3533.2233.5722.885
Ecliptic latitude14°-38°35°
Declination25° 58'-8° 46'-59° 28'12° 26'-20° 11'
Right ascension5h 13m18h 55m20h 8m17h 15m19h 18m
ConstellationTaurusScutumPavoOphiuchusSagittarius
Distance from Earth (AU)137.281113.108136.055163.02158.205
One-way light time (hours)19.0315.6818.8622.608.07
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft (Magnitude)-16.0-16.4-16.0-15.6-17.8
Spacecraft still functioning?nonoyesyesyes
Launch date1972-Mar-031973-Apr-061977-Aug-201977-Sep-052006-Jan-19
 

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