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Which probe has gone farthest from the earth?

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Answered Jan 17, 2020

Voyager 1 is the object that has made it so far out in space. This is now 13 billion miles away from earth. This was first launched in the year 1977 before Voyager 2 that was released 16 days later. Voyager 1 went by Jupiter and Saturn before going even further. It is still possible for people to communicate with this probe, but the time will come when it will not become available anymore.

It should be remembered that this probe also runs on fuel. The time will come when the fuel will run out. No one assumed that this would be in operation at this time, but it is still going strong. Some estimate that it would still be available for about a few years or so.

 

I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Jan 16, 2020

Voyager I is the first spacecraft to reach interstellar space. It was initially launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets in our galaxy. The probe initially entered interstellar space in August 2012. Voyager, I was first to race by Jupiter and Saturn. The pictures it sent back have been seen and read about in schoolbooks and newspapers. Also, onboard was a particular record, carrying voices and music from the earth out into the universe.

Voyager 2 launched on August 20, 1977, and Voyager; I launched about three weeks later. Since then, the spacecraft has been moving along at different speeds. The Voyager missions were intended to gain the advantage of a special alignment of the outer planets that occurs every 176 years. It would allow a spacecraft to move from one planet to the next. Voyager, I have accomplished a higher speed than all others.

 

J. Alva

J. Alva

Answered Dec 20, 2019

Voyager 1! The probe that has gone the farthest from the earth is Voyager 1. Voyager 1 was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. In August 2012, almost 35 years after its voyage began, the probe officially entered interstellar space. The probe still communicates with the Deep Space Network even after 42 years that it was launched.

In late February 2018, the probe had cover is over 13 billion miles (21 billion km) from Earth. Before the probe was launched, no spacecraft had gone as far as Saturn. Voyager 1 arrived Saturn, which was the primary mission in November 1980. Voyager 1 then began leaving the solar system after this major leap. Voyager 1 became the third artificial objects to achieve the velocity required to leave the Solar System.

 

F. Hope

F. Hope

Answered Dec 19, 2019

The most distant spacecraft from the earth that came from the earth is called the Voyager 1. This is already 13 billion miles from the earth right now. This was launched back in 1977. It has a twin called Voyager 2, but Voyager 1 was launched 16 days earlier. The power supply of Voyager 1 is slowly declining, probably because it has been in transit for decades now.

By the year 2020, scientists will probably close this down. If it would not be closed down, it will automatically stop by the year 2025 because the gears will probably be outdated by then. Right now, it is still transmitting different things that are more than what its original mission is supposed to be, which is to explore the outer planets of this solar system.

 

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