“Voyager 1”, which first flew beyond the Solar system, was 40 years old. And it still flies!
Exactly 40 years ago, on 5 September 1977, launched into space apparatus “Voyager 1”. Although Voyager 1 was launched later its twin “Voyager 2”, he overtook him and the first ever fly beyond the Solar system. On the anniversary of the launch of the “Voyager 1” we tell amazing facts about him.
Voyager 1 is still going
Leonid Brezhnev died, and Voyager 1 flew. The Soviet Union collapsed, and “Voyager 1” flew. Came and left Boris Yeltsin came Putin, and Voyager 1 is still going. Despite the fact that the main mission of the spacecraft was to last only five years — he was supposed to fly close to Jupiter, Saturn and its satellite Titan, and then cease to transmit signals to Earth.
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Voyager 1 flew the distance that not fit in the head
Now he is at a distance of about 20 billion kilometers from Earth. It’s like almost three million times to fly to new York from Moscow. Voyager 1 travels at a speed of about 60 thousand kilometers per hour, that is the same distance to new York he’d managed to do it in eight minutes.
Voyager 1 was the first vehicle left the Solar system
In August 2012 the spacecraft out in interstellar medium. The devices of the spacecraft was fixed, that the Sun is the farther away influenced him weaker and have watched the growth effects of particles of interstellar origin. Where is the camera, can be viewed in a separate app NASA.
A radio signal to the handset is 19 hours