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Voyager Spacecraft - Pasadena, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 34° 11.938 W 118° 10.502
11S E 391738 N 3784841
Quick Description: A plaque at the base of an exact replica of the Voyager spacecraft inside the Von Karman Auditorium at JPL indicates it as a international mechanical engineering landmark. The above coordinates are for the plaque, not the actual spacecraft.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2018 11:23:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMYFVA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Voyagers 1 and 2 were launched in 1977 to meet a solar-system alignment that occurs only once every 176 years. Both spacecraft sent back valuable pictures and information of Jupiter and Saturn and their satellites. Voyager 2 sailed on to explore Uranus and Neptune. Engineering subsystems provided power and stabilized the spacecraft. On-board computers controlled flight and transmitted data to earth independent of human control. These systems made the voyagers the most intelligent spacecraft ever built. The voyagers now are exploring near the edge of our solar system and will return useful data well into the 21st century."

Type of structure/site: Spacecraft

Date of Construction: 1977

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: JPL

Engineering Organization Listing: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: Not listed

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