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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Voyager may face same fate as Hubble

NASA has indicated that the two Voyager spacecraft may have to be abandoned in budget cuts, according to a BBC News report.

Voyagers 1 and 2 were launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets of the solar system. They are responsible for many of the most significant data discovered from Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The article says that the spacecraft may be abandoned because they are becoming too expensive to continue on their present journey. Both spacecraft are flying in free space and are no longer able to carry out flyby missions.


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