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Voyager 2 to switch to backup thruster set

( -- NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft Nov. 4 to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft. Confirmation was received today that ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Voyager 1 measures magnetic mayhem

When Voyager 1 passed into the heliosheath in 2004, it became the first man-made object to explore the remote edge of the Sun’s magnetic influence. Launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, the probe was designed to study ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Voyager seeks the answer blowin' in the wind

( -- In which direction is the sun's stream of charged particles banking when it nears the edge of the solar system? The answer, scientists know, is blowing in the wind. It's just a matter of getting NASA's Voyager ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Space Exploration
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