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Voyager 2

Voyager 2

The Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977 to study the outer Solar system and eventually interstellar space. It is expected that Voyager 2 will move out of Solar system after five to seven more years.

Another probe Voyager 1 is moving in another direction of the Solar system and scientist confirmed that it is already out of the Solar system and reached interstellar medium.

Launch date: August 20, 1977, 14:29:00 UTC

Weight: 722 kg (1,590 lb)


The probe is now moving at a velocity of 15.428 km/s.

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