Saturday, July 9, 2016

Voyager 2 flies by Jupiter 1979

Voyager 2, launched August 20, 1977, flew by Jupiter July 9, 1979.  It was launched 16 days before its twin Voyager 1, but it took longer to get to Jupiter since it took a different trajectory, because it was on the way to Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

It's still in operation but may run out of power and stop sending signals about 2025.

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