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Author Topic: The Voyager-1 spacecraft has crossed a new frontier  (Read 3138 times)

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The Voyager-1 spacecraft has crossed a new frontier
« on: September 12, 2013, 11:20:49 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24071302
Well done  :clap:
Those 'germanium' transistors are doing well  ;D
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Re: The Voyager-1 spacecraft has crossed a new frontier
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 11:37:34 PM »

Launched approximately 40 years ago!  :silly:  It seems like only half that number of years, to me . . .  ::)

Well done, indeed.  :clap2:
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Re: The Voyager-1 spacecraft has crossed a new frontier
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 07:14:17 AM »

It's been an amazingly successful project, hopping between the planets as it moved away from us, and it delivered an enormous amount of data. It's probably outlived a number of its builders.
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Re: The Voyager-1 spacecraft has crossed a new frontier
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 07:51:10 AM »

A real tribute to the technicians, designers and engineers. Transistors? It probably has some valves in there.
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Re: The Voyager-1 spacecraft has crossed a new frontier
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 06:47:30 PM »

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Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going.
Today, the veteran Nasa mission is almost 19 billion km (12 billion miles) from home.
This distance is so vast that it takes 17 hours now for a radio signal sent from Voyager to reach receivers here on Earth.

Amazing!
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