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Voyager 1

NSSDCA ID: 1977-084A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1977-09-05 at 12:56:00 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: 1977-09-08 05:08:17 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1979-03-05 07:05:26 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1 AU8.96 AU 1.032°0.79778
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time: 1979-03-05 07:05:26 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
4.89 RJ  3.979°1.31898
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1979-03-05 07:05:26 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1980-11-12 18:46:30 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.2 AU9.54 AU 2.482°2.30274
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Saturn
Closest approach time: 1980-11-12 18:46:30 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
3.09 RS  65.894°2.10756
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
Type: Solar system escape
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1980-11-12 18:46:30 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
9.54 AU  35.76°3.72472
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
RJJovian radii71,398 km
RSSaturnian radii60,330 km
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