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Voyager 2

NSSDCA ID: 1977-076A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1977-08-20 at 14:29:00 UTC
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: 1977-08-23 07:29:11 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1979-07-09 18:29:51 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1 AU8.58 AU 4.826°0.72443
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time: 1979-07-09 18:29:51 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
10.11 RJ  6.913°1.33028
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1979-07-09 18:29:51 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1981-08-25 23:24:57 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.2 AU9.54 AU 2.582°1.33827
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Saturn
Closest approach time: 1981-08-25 23:24:57 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
2.67 RS  3.901°1.4826
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1981-08-25 23:24:57 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1986-01-24 12:59:47 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
9.54 AU19.18 AU 2.665°3.48023
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Uranus
Closest approach time: 1986-01-24 12:59:47 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
4.19 RU  11.233°5.01415
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1986-01-24 12:59:47 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1989-08-24 23:56:36 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
19.18 AU30.06 AU 2.496°5.80683
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Neptune
Closest approach time: 1989-08-24 23:56:36 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.18 RN  115.956°2.19452
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Solar system escape
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1989-08-24 23:56:36 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
30.06 AU  78.81°6.28458
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
RJJovian radii71,398 km
RNNeptunian radii24,760 km
RSSaturnian radii60,330 km
RUUranian radii25,559 km
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