Basic Astronomy

Voyager 1

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977 to study the outer Solar system. The weight of the probe is 722 kilogram (1,590 lb).

Voyager 1

Launch date: September 5, 1977

Cost: 250 million USD

Maximum speed: 62,136 km/h

Weight: 722 kilogram (1,590 lb)


Voyager 1 will encounter a star after about 40,000 years when it will fly about 1.7 light years away from a star AC +79 3888 which is located in the constellation Camelopardalis.

Voyager 1 is traveling about 1 million miles (1.6 million km) a day.

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