NASA’s Voyager 2 probe responds from interstellar space

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Launched in 1977, the probe left our Solar System two years ago - The operation remains flawless, however: ‘contacted’ by an antenna located in Australia, it performed the required commands without problems

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe responds from interstellar space

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe responds from interstellar space

The managers of the mission sent it a signal and the probe confirmed that it had received the ‘call’ carrying out the commands it was sent. Launched in 1977, the spacecraft left the Solar System two years ago and is now more than 18.8 billion kilometers from Earth.

Voyager 2 was contacted to test the new components recently installed on Deep Space Station 43, the only antenna in the world capable of sending it commands. The antenna is located in Canberra, Australia, and is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN), a network of radio antennas used to communicate with spacecraft operating beyond the moon.

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