Voyager 1/2 Closest Approach Distances/Times


                   Voyager 1                            Voyager 2
          Distance         Date/Time          Distance         Date/Time
Jupiter    4.89 Rj   March 5, 1979 12:05:26   10.11 Rj   July  9, 1979 22:29:51
Saturn     3.09 Rs   Nov. 12, 1980 23:46:30    2.67 Rs   Aug. 26, 1981 03:24:57
Uranus       ---              ---              4.19 Ru   Jan. 24, 1986 17:59:47
Neptune      ---              ---              1.18 Rn   Aug. 25, 1989 03:56:36

Note: Times are given in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the spacecraft. Distances are given in planetary radii. 1 Rj is 1 Jovian radius (71,398 km), 1 Rs is 1 Saturnian radius (60,330 km), 1 Ru is one Uranian radius (25,559 km), and 1 Rn is one Neptunian radius (24,760 km).


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