When are we going to launch Voyager 6? ?
- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Never. Any such probe is a relic in a museum.
- 1 month ago
Obviously, when the next planetary “Grand Tour’ is possible... figure, about 2160 or so. We launched Voyagers 1 and 2 when the ‘Grand Tour became possible - but, before that, Thomas Jefferson was president - and he blew it...
- CliveLv 71 month ago
What about 3, 4 and 5?
- CarolOklaNolaLv 71 month ago
Never. The Voyager 6, or Vegur in the first Star Trek movie is FICTION. While much of the technology in Star Trek TOS has become reality and is now outdated technology, some things in Star Trek still have not happened in real life. How long has it been of have you ever used a 3.5 inch floppy disc or zip drive. 15 to 30 years ago? Ever?
If you cannot tell the difference between fiction, make believe, and reality, something I have understood so ce before my third birthday almost 64 years ago, please do not get anywhere near me if you become a medical technician or nurse when you grow up. Ignorance can be very fatal.
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- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Yoyager One and Two are well on their way into the Kuiper Belt
Pioneers One and Two have already gone there
New Horizons is on their tail
That will be five Probes on their way out from the Sun and its Solar System
We really would need a compelling reason to send any more out there
Probes have visited Nine Planets, plus the Sun and the Kuiper Belt
New Horizons when it visits its third KBO and gets what will be its final gravity Assist will be travelling at 45, 000 mph
The fastest Man made probe and eventually it will overtake the restSource(s): We can thank our lucky stars.... Isn't Space Great ??
- AcetekLv 41 month ago
Never. There are no voyager spacecraft ater 1 and 2.
- 1 month ago
After the return of Voyager 1
- RobsteriarkLv 71 month ago
Sometime after Voyagers 3,4 and 5.
And as there are no currently active plans at all for those, it’s not going to happen.
The Voyagers were conceived to take advantage of a planetary alignment which will not happen again for a very long time indeed. Well after everybody alive today has died.
So the Voyager primary missions are over and for a few more years they’ll still have usage for very limited exploration of interstellar space until their nuclear power generators run out of fuel.
What they discovered though led directly to individually targeted missions to all of the outer planets. Future exploration will for now be via dedicated unmanned spacecraft to specific target bodies.