This shows the current positions and other interesting data of the five spacecraft which are leaving the Solar System on escape trajectories - our first emissaries to the stars. On this scale, the nearest star to the Sun would be approximately 100 meters away, and it would take Voyager 1 about 70,000 years to cover that distance.

NASA ▼ Pioneer
 10
Pioneer
11
Voyager
 2

Voyager
1
New Horizons
craft
Distance from Sun ( AU ) 108.285 87.902 101.515 124.076 26.274
Speed relative to Sun (km/s) 12.026 11.361 15.424 17.035 15.101
Speed relative to Sun (AU/year) 2.537 2.397 3.254 3.593 3.186
Ecliptic latitude 14° -35° 35°
Declination 25° 51' -8° 37' -56° 6' 12° 23' -20° 50'
Right ascension 5 h 7 m 18 h 48 m 19 h 57 m 17 h 12 m 18 h 59 m
Constellation Maps Taurus Scutum Telescopium Ophiuchus Sagittarius
Distance from Earth ( AU ) 109.075 87.443 101.220 123.404 25.815
One-way light time (hours) 15.12 12.12 14.03 17.11 3.58
Brightness of Sun from spacecraft ( mag ) -16.5 -17.0 -16.7 -16.2 -19.6
Spacecraft still functioning? no no yes yes yes
Launch date 03/03/1972 06/04/1973 20/08/1977 05/09/1977 19/01/2006

This shows the current positions and other interesting data of the five spacecraft which are leaving the Solar System on escape trajectories - our first emissaries to the stars. On this scale, the nearest star to the Sun would be approximately 100 meters away, and it would take Voyager 1 about 70,000 years to cover that distance.

View from 10° above ecliptic plane         

      

 

View from 90° above ecliptic plane