Voyager 2 Distance from Sun Voyager 2 One-Way Light Time This tells how long it would take a radio signal transmitted right now, traveling at the speed of light, to get either from Earth to Voyager 2 or from Voyager 2 to Earth.
Byboth Voyagers will be out of power, their scientific instruments deactivated, no longer able to exchange signals with Earth.
Earth's sun is 1. Voyager 2's mission to those last two planets would be humanity's only visit there in the 20th century. It would cut off the Uranus and Neptune option, but still preserve the possibility of capturing images.
Four decades on and the Australian tracking station is now the only one with the right equipment and position to be able to communicate with both of the probes as they continue to push back the boundaries of deep space exploration.
It appears that activity on Io affects the entire Jovian system. That probe made its way outside our solar bubble six years ago. The icy surface of Rhea is nearly saturated with impact craters.
The mid-latitude auroras, which occur only in sunlit regions, remain a puzzle, since bombardment by electrons and ions, known to cause auroras on Earth, occurs primarily at high latitudes.
Both Voyagers measured the rotation of Saturn the length of a day at 10 hours, 39 minutes, 24 seconds. The Voyager Interstellar Mission VIM is a mission extension, which began when the two spacecraft had already been in flight for over 12 years.
Whilst the craft were between Saturn and Uranus the onboard software was upgraded to do a degree of image compression and to use a more efficient Reed-Solomon error-correcting encoding.