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Voyager 1

a giagram showing the Oort cloud

Voyager 1 is a 722-kilogram space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, to study the outer Solar System. The spacecraft communicates with the Deep Space Network to receive routine commands and return data. It is the farthest spacecraft from Earth.

The primary mission ended on November 20, 1980, after encounters with the Jovian system in 1979 and the Saturnian system in 1980. It was the first probe to provide detailed images of the two planets and their moons. It also studied the weather, magnetic fields, and rings of those worlds. As part of the Voyager program, like its sister craft Voyager 2, the spacecraft is in an extended mission to locate and study the regions and boundaries of the outer heliosphere, and finally to begin exploring the interstellar medium.