Voyager 1 Spacecraft Farther From Solar System's Edge Than Thought
Voyager 1 launched 35 years ago today, September 5. It's still working, still controllable by Nasa, along with Voyager 2.
Voyager 1, which left Earth on Sept. 5, 1977, is about 11.3 billion miles (18.2 billion kilometers) from the sun. Meanwhile, Voyager 2, which launched 16 days earlier on a longer trajectory, is approximately 9.3 billion miles (14.9 billion km) from the sun.
Now that's getting some performance out of a piece of equipment. No repairs, no replaced batteries. It's almost impossible to picture in todays' throw away wiorld.