Voyager Stories


Stay up-to-date with the latest content from the Voyager mission team as the spacecraft travel farther into interstellar space.

NASA’s Voyager Team Focuses on Software Patch, Thrusters

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The efforts should help extend the lifetimes of the agency’s interstellar explorers. Engineers for NASA’s Voyager mission are taking steps to help make sure both spacecraft, launched in 1977, continue to explore interstellar space for years to come. One effort…

Article7 months ago

NASA Mission Update: Voyager 2 Communications Pause

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Once the spacecraft’s antenna is realigned with Earth, communications should resume.

Article10 months ago

NASA’s Voyager Will Do More Science With New Power Strategy

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The plan will keep Voyager 2’s science instruments turned on a few years longer than previously anticipated, enabling yet more revelations from interstellar space.

Article1 year ago

Edward Stone Retires After 50 Years as NASA Voyager’s Project Scientist

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Stone’s remarkable tenure on NASA’s longest-operating mission spans decades of historic discoveries and firsts. Edward Stone has retired as the project scientist for NASA’s Voyager mission a half-century after taking on the role. Stone accepted scientific leadership of the historic…

Article2 years ago

Engineers Solve Data Glitch on NASA’s Voyager 1

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A critical system aboard the probe was sending garbled data about its status. Engineers have fixed the issue but are still seeking the root cause. Engineers have repaired an issue affecting data from NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft. Earlier this year,…

Article2 years ago

Voyager, NASA’s Longest-Lived Mission, Logs 45 Years in Space

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Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager probes are NASA’s longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft ever to explore interstellar space. NASA’s twin Voyager probes have become, in some ways, time capsules of their era: They each carry an eight-track tape…

Article2 years ago
Illustration of a galaxy with a bright center and curved spiral arms.

10 Things: Going Interstellar

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Humanity’s great leap into interstellar space – the space between the stars – has begun. Here are 10 things we’ve learned about going interstellar.

Article2 years ago