After 35 Years of Travel, Voyager 1 Close to Interstellar Space

Status
Not open for further replies.

rbj

Honorable
Dec 6, 2012
1
0
10,510
0
What a fantastic human acheivement - and what a brilliant design to still be going strong - well done to all involved!
 

HenrikG

Distinguished
Aug 21, 2005
63
0
18,630
0
I couldn't agree more. Super interesting. I'm 32 and it blows my mind that this thing was launched three years before me. haha
 

drwho1

Distinguished
Jan 10, 2010
1,272
0
19,310
15
"Voyager 1 and its sister space craft Voyager 2 are not expected to reach the vicinity of another star within 40,000 years."

Just wake me up then....
do NOT forget to wake me up!
you hear me?
/sarcasm

On a more serious note, it is amazing that it is still working after so many years.
Good job NASA!
 

alidan

Splendid
Aug 5, 2009
5,303
0
25,780
0
[citation][nom]aznguy0028[/nom]This is so freakin' awesome, considering it's still alive and kicking with technology made back in the 70's.[/citation]

and yet i have dealt with 6 360's dieing sense launch... yea... how far we came and how much we regressed.

 

cookoy

Distinguished
Aug 3, 2009
1,324
0
19,280
0
Most awesome. Just how it is able to communicate with earth and how earth is able to track such a small object that far away - those are unbelievable feats.
 

chewy1963

Honorable
May 9, 2012
246
0
10,680
0
[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]Most awesome. Just how it is able to communicate with earth and how earth is able to track such a small object that far away - those are unbelievable feats.[/citation]

It has a transceiver with a dish for an antenna. On earth the Deep Space Network (world wide network of large antennas) receive signals from Voyager I and transmits commands to it. Signals take about 17 hours to make the trip from earth to Voyager I.
 

chewy1963

Honorable
May 9, 2012
246
0
10,680
0
Oh and the power source on Voyager I are three RTG's (radioisotope thermoelectric generators) not solar, so it can continue to transmit and receive signals at least until 2025.
 

CaedenV

Splendid
[citation][nom]witcherx[/nom]where no man has gone before![/citation]
and no man has gone yet!

I wonder how many years it will be before we can build a ship that will pass Voyager.
 

wysir

Honorable
Aug 9, 2012
169
0
10,690
2
[citation][nom]CaedenV[/nom]and no man has gone yet!I wonder how many years it will be before we can build a ship that will pass Voyager.[/citation]

..and coming up on the left you will see Voyager 1. Voyager 1 was the biggest feat for mandkind's journey into outerspace, right behind Apollo 13 putting the first man on the moon.
 

madjimms

Distinguished
Mar 7, 2011
448
0
18,780
0
See people, Nuclear energy is perfectly safe when used properly. Nearly all long range spacecraft have very small nuclear devices powering them (in combination with solar)
 

madjimms

Distinguished
Mar 7, 2011
448
0
18,780
0
[citation][nom]win7guru[/nom]I bet this spacecraft was 100% american made. Sad they get parts from china now.[/citation]
This kind of thinking is why America is failing in the world.
 

kristi_metal

Honorable
Jun 18, 2012
40
0
10,540
1
Can't believe they built such a solid equipment, with electronical devices that still work after all those years, and they work in unfavorable conditions, in space where there is a lot of radiation.
 

TechnoD

Honorable
Jun 25, 2012
293
0
10,810
20
"I wonder how many years it will be before we can build a ship that will pass Voyager."
- CaedenV

Well, the ship will need to be capable of Warp 9.95.

(star trek joke)
 

Camikazi

Distinguished
Jul 20, 2008
1,405
1
19,315
5
[citation][nom]technoD[/nom]"I wonder how many years it will be before we can build a ship that will pass Voyager."- CaedenVWell, the ship will need to be capable of Warp 9.95.(star trek joke)[/citation]
Voyager has a max of 9.975 so 9.95 would never catch it :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS