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Voyager 2

NSSDCA ID: 1977-076A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1977-08-20T14:29:00Z
Launch Vehicle: Titan IIIE-Centaur
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1977-08-23 07:29:11
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1979-07-09 18:29:51
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.00 AU8.58 AU4.826°0.72443
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time (UTC): 1979-07-09 18:29:51
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
10.11 RJ6.913°1.33028
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1979-07-09 18:29:51
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1981-08-25 23:24:57
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.20 AU9.54 AU2.582°1.33827
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Saturn
Closest approach time (UTC): 1981-08-25 23:24:57
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
2.67 RS3.901°1.48260
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1981-08-25 23:24:57
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1986-01-24 12:59:47
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
9.54 AU19.18 AU2.665°3.48023
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Uranus
Closest approach time (UTC): 1986-01-24 12:59:47
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
4.19 RU11.233°5.01415
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1986-01-24 12:59:47
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1989-08-24 23:56:36
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
19.18 AU30.06 AU2.496°5.80683
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Neptune
Closest approach time (UTC): 1989-08-24 23:56:36
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.18 RN115.956°2.19452
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Solar system escape
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1989-08-24 23:56:36
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
30.06 AU78.810°6.28458
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
AUAstronomical units (1 AU = 1.495979E8 km)
RJJovian radii (1 RJ = 71,398 km)
RNNeptunian radii (1 RN = 24,760 km)
RSSaturnian radii (1 RS = 60,330 km)
RUUranian radii (1 RU = 25,559 km)
 
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