Voyager 1

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Voyager 1
Voyager.jpg
A NASA artist's rendition of a Voyager spacecraft
Organization: NASA
Mission type: Fly-by
Flyby of: Jupiter, Saturn
Launch date: September 5, 1977
Launch vehicle: Titan III-E Centaur rocket
NSSDC ID: 1977-076A
Webpage: NASA Voyager website
Mass: 721.9 kg
Power: 420 W
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Voyager 1 is a spacecraft used by NASA to explore Jupiter and Saturn. It is identical in form to its sister ship, Voyager 2. It was actually sent to study the outer planets of the Solar System, but is now in an extended mission.

Voyager 1 is now out of the Solar System. Its research team announced the exit on 25 August 2012. However, it still has to get through the Oort cloud before it is really into interstellar space.[1]

Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, 1977.

Both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 include the Voyager Golden Record, which is a recording of sounds and images of life on earth. It was designed by a team headed by Carl Sagan to communicate with extraterrestrial life.

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  1. Amos, Jonathan 2013. Voyager-1 departs to interstellar space. BBC News Science & Environment. [1]