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The Voyagers 2018  

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Geraldine
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September 25, 2018 09:53  

Found a nice little video that gives an update on how the two Voyager probes are doing and what will happen to them in the future. 70s tech might not be that impressive by today's standards but never let it be said it wasn't tough! 😮


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DarkOne
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September 26, 2018 06:01  

Thanks Geraldine, I enjoyed this. The time spans they talk about make humans seem so insignificant. Just shows that we can really build a great satellite, space is a harsh place and we have 40-50yro tech that is still working. We could make a replacement voyager 10000x better.


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Geraldine
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September 27, 2018 01:54  

Yes a new Voyager could do a lot more than the old 70s originals but, would they last as long? Simple and robust seem to be the thing if your designing for very long duration space flight rather than fancy fragile tech. 😉


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October 4, 2018 16:51  

Wow thanks for the link Geraldine!


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Geraldine
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October 5, 2018 07:22  

Hey there Watchmaker! o/
Your welcome. 😉


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November 5, 2019 12:45  

"The two Voyagers will outlast Earth," said Bill Kurth, co-author of one of the papers and a research scientist at the University of Iowa. "They're in their own orbits around the galaxy for five billion years or longer. And the probability of them running into anything is almost zero."

Oolite Naval Attaché


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Geraldine
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November 5, 2019 14:18  

"Almost" 😉 


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November 5, 2019 15:09  

Magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.

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