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  2. 45 Years of Nuclear Power: NASA’s Voyager Deep Space Probe

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  3. Voyager 1 is leaving the solar system, but the journey continues

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  4. The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe

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  1. Powering the Voyager Spacecraft with Radiation: The RTG (Radioisotope

    However, the two probes are still functioning and sending back valuable scientific data more than 40 years after their launch. In this article, we will look at the power source for the Voyager probes, the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator. Welcome to AAC's series of articles celebrating the Voyager missions!

  2. Voyager 1 & 2

    Voyager Goals & Accomplishments. Voyager 1 and 2 were designed to take advantage of a rare planetary alignment to explore the outer solar system. Voyager 1 targeted Jupiter and Saturn before continuing on to chart the far edges of our solar system. Voyager 2 targeted Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune before joining its sister probe on their ...

  3. Voyager

    Each RTG is made up of a radioisotope heat source, a thermoelectric converter, a gas pressure venting system, temperature transducers, connectors, a heat rejecting cylindrical container, and bracketry. The RTGs are mounted in tandem (end-to-end) on a deployable boom as part of the MM. The heat source radioisotopic fuel is Plutonium-238 in the ...

  4. NASA's Voyager Will Do More Science With New Power Strategy

    Launched in 1977, the Voyager 2 spacecraft is more than 12 billion miles (20 billion kilometers) from Earth, using five science instruments to study interstellar space. To help keep those instruments operating despite a diminishing power supply, the aging spacecraft has begun using a small reservoir of backup power set aside as part of an ...

  5. How the Voyager probes keep going and going decades after launch

    Both Voyager probes have outlived their original missions and are exploring interstellar space more than 45 years after launch. The mission team has made clever decisions to manage the power ...

  6. Voyager 2 Gets a Life-Extending Power Boost in Deep Space

    Voyager 2 Gets a Life-Extending Power Boost in Deep Space. The NASA team hopes the iconic spacecraft and its twin can continue taking data beyond the solar system past their 50th birthdays. NASA ...

  7. Voyager

    In the NASA Eyes on the Solar System app, you can see the real spacecraft trajectories of the Voyagers, which are updated every five minutes. Distance and velocities are updated in real-time. For a full 3D, immersive experience click on View Voyagers link below to launch the NASA Eyes on the Solar System app. View Voyager.

  8. NASA is keeping Voyager 2 going until at least 2026 by tapping ...

    NASA is keeping Voyager 2 going until at least 2026 by tapping into backup power. April 30, 20235:00 AM ET. Emma Bowman. Enlarge this image. Artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. After ...

  9. 45 Years of Nuclear Power: NASA's Voyager Deep Space Probe

    September 23, 2022 by Mike Falter. Powered by a nuclear battery, or Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG), Voyager is still exploring the unknown. Launched on August 20, 1977, Voyager 2 reached the 45 th anniversary of its launch just last month. Voyager 1 was launched soon after on September 5, 1977, and to this day both probes continue ...

  10. When will Voyager space mission run out of battery?

    NASA expects Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 to run out of power — officially ending their decadeslong missions — sometime in the mid-2020s, according to UPI. Once the probes go silent, NASA says the Voyager craft will begin their final mission — venturing deeper into space and serving as Earth "ambassadors" should they ever encounter another ...

  11. NASA Engineers Are Desperately Trying to Save Voyager 1 ...

    NASA's historic Voyager 1 space probe, the most distant spacecraft ever, is sending bad data back to Earth and NASA isn't sure it can fix it. ... There is also the battery power of it all. Voyager ...

  12. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator

    Diagram of an RTG used on the Cassini probe. A radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG, RITEG), sometimes referred to as a radioisotope power system (RPS), is a type of nuclear battery that uses an array of thermocouples to convert the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material into electricity by the Seebeck effect.This type of generator has no moving parts and is ideal ...

  13. Record-Breaking Voyager Spacecraft Begin to Power Down

    The twin spacecraft took a grand tour through the giant planets of the solar system, passing by Jupiter (1, 2) and Saturn (5, 6) and taking the first close-up views of those planets' moons ...

  14. NASA Celebrates 45 Years of Voyager 1, Enabled by Radioisotope Power

    Voyager 1 is NASA's furthest traveled spacecraft, and its science mission has been enabled by RPS for 45 years. On Sept. 5, NASA will be celebrating the anniversary of the Voyager 1 launch that was managed by NASA's Glenn Research Center's (formerly NASA Lewis) Launch Vehicles Program Office, and launched out of Cape Canaveral on a Titan ...

  15. Voyager 1 talking to Earth again after NASA engineers 24 billion

    Voyager 1 and 2 are continuing out into space but will run out of battery power sometime after ... Messages sent from Earth take about 22.5 hours to reach the spacecraft. Its twin, Voyager 2, also ...

  16. Voyager

    The Voyager spacecraft weight, including hydrazine, at launch was 815 kg or about 1797 pounds. It was almost the weight and size of a sub-compact car. The current approximate weight of Voyager 1 is 733 kg and Voyager 2 is 735 kg. The difference is in the amount of hydrazine remaining. Hydrazine is being used to control the spacecrafts' attitude.

  17. NASA has Figured Out How to Extend the Lives of the Voyagers Even

    Each of the Voyager probes has three RTGs, and they use plutonium 238 for their fuel source. As that isotope decays, it produces heat which is converted to electrical energy. Each Voyager launched ...

  18. How NASA Is Hacking Voyager 1 Back to Life

    On 14 November 2023, NASA's interstellar space probe Voyager 1 began sending gibberish back to Earth. For five months, the spacecraft transmitted unusable data equivalent to a dial tone. In ...

  19. Voyager 2 contact reestablished after NASA sends 'shout. across space

    Historic probes launched in the 1970s. Voyager 2 was launched into space in 1977 from Cape Canaveral, Florida with the mission of exploring the outer solar system.Its twin probe, Voyager 1 ...

  20. Russian scientists pack more power into nuclear battery prototype

    There are plenty of designs out there for nuclear batteries with a much higher power output.. even the ones powering the voyager probes could put out 300watts electric and 4.4kw thermal power ...

  21. Voyager

    Spacecraft. The identical Voyager spacecraft are three-axis stabilized systems that use celestial or gyro referenced attitude control to maintain pointing of the high-gain antennas toward Earth. The prime mission science payload consisted of 10 instruments (11 investigations including radio science).

  22. NASA: 60 Years and Counting

    Two series of spacecraft led the way in NASA's exploration of the outer solar system: Pioneer and Voyager. Although there were Pioneer flights to the Sun and Venus, the best known were Pioneer 10 and 11, which made NASA's first visits to Saturn and Jupiter in 1973. Voyager 1 and 2 also made observations of Jupiter and Saturn, and in the ...

  23. 12 Questions About the History of Space Exploration Answered

    In 1977 the United States launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 from rockets. These space probes explored all the giant planets of our outer solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), 48 of their moons, and the unique system of rings and magnetic fields for each of those planets. Since then, numerous countries have sent many probes into ...

  24. The Voyager Probes Were a Triumph of Collective Endeavor

    Larry Gilman. filed 21 May 2024 in Tech. In late 2023 the signal from the Voyager 1 space probe, now far outside the solar system, suddenly became meaningless. News outlets around the world took notice. From the BBC: "NASA's Voyager 1 Spacecraft Sending Gobbledygook Data Back to Earth.". In the New York Times: "Voyager 1, First Craft in ...

  25. Putin Probes for Weaknesses While Zelenskiy Plugs the Gaps in His ...

    Russian forces penetrated as far as 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) inside Ukraine before being halted by Kyiv's first line of defense, Zelenskiy told reporters in a late night briefing. "Our ...

  26. Voyager

    Voyager 1 flew within 64,200 kilometers (40,000 miles) of the cloud tops, while Voyager 2 came within 41,000 kilometers (26,000 miles). Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It takes 29.5 Earth years to complete one orbit of the Sun, and its day was clocked at 10 hours, 39 minutes.

  27. Alan Lomax and the Voyager Golden Records

    Alan ultimately suggested fifteen of the twenty-seven performances that were launched with the probes on what are now popularly known as the "Voyager golden records.". While their initial objective was to explore Jupiter and Saturn, Voyagers 2 (launched August 20, 1977) and Voyager 1 (launched September 5, 1977) have traveled farther from ...