Happy birthday Voyager 2

Voyager 2 timeline

Aug 20, 1977 Spacecraft launched at 14:29:00 UTC.
Dec 10, 1977 Entered asteroid belt.
Dec 19, 1977 Voyager 1 overtakes Voyager 2.
Apr 1978 Primary radio receiver fails. Remainder of mission flown using backup.
Oct 21, 1978 Exited asteroid belt
Apr 25, 1979 Start Jupiter observation phase
Jun 5, 1981 Start Saturn observation phase.
Nov 4, 1985 Start Uranus observation phase.
Aug 8, 1987 10 years of continuous flight and operation at 14:29:00 UTC.
Jun 6, 1989 Start Neptune observation phase.
Feb 12, 1989 Begin Voyager Interstellar Mission.
Feb 14, 1990 Final images of the Voyager Program acquired by Voyager 1 to create the Solar System “Family Portrait“.
Aug 20, 1997 20 years of continuous flight and operation at 14:29:00 UTC.
Nov 13, 1998 Terminate scan platform and UV observations.
Aug 20, 2007 30 years of continuous flight and operation at 14:29:00 UTC.
Sep 6, 2007 Terminate data tape recorder operations.
Feb 22, 2008 Terminate planetary radio astronomy experiment operations.
Nov 7, 2011 Switch to backup thrusters to conserve power.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...