NASA managed to launch off 37 years ago engines “Voyager-1”

Techno 6 December, 2017

2017-12-05 11:27

NASA managed to launch off 37 years ago engines “Voyager-1”
NASA scientists managed to turn the engines running in 1977, the year of the interplanetary station “Voyager 1”, that is at a distance of more than 20 billion kilometers from Earth.

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The last time these engines were run in 1980.

“With these engines that are still in operation after 37 years, we will be able to extend the service life of the spacecraft “Voyager 1″ in two or three years,” said Suzanne Dodd, project Manager for Voyager at the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

The engines will be used to adjust the orientation of the device so that its antenna was directed at Earth. The signal from the spacecraft was 19 hours 35 minutes.

Recall that in September 2013, NASA announced that “Voyager 1” became the first artificial device, which left the Solar system and out into interstellar space. On Board the station gold plate, where the aliens are location of Land, and recorded a series of images and sounds.