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Voyager wakes up after 37 years of inactivity

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posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:30 PM
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So, Nasa can make a vehicle that wakes up and works after 37 years huh, shame this principal isn't applied to everyday goods we use! But very cool, wonder what more it has to tell us, and if we'll ever find out about it!

techstartups.com...




The thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft just did what we thought was impossible. After 37 years of inactivity, NASA just received response from spacecraft 13 billion miles away, NASA said in a statement on its website. Voyager 1 is NASA’s farthest and fastest spacecraft. It was launched on September 5, 1977. Having operated for 40 years, 6 months and 14 days as of March 19, 2018, the spacecraft relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself so it can communicate with Earth. These thrusters fire in tiny pulses, or “puffs,” lasting mere milliseconds, to subtly rotate the spacecraft so that its antenna points at our planet. Now, the Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since 1980.




posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:34 PM
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That is pretty cool, and amazing they still function.


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posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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hope we make a good first impression somewhere out there



posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:44 PM
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13 billion miles away,


That is insane.


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posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:45 PM
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V'ger is primed. . .



posted on Mar, 28 2018 @ 11:55 PM
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I think the aliens will come here after they see the picture of a girl from Earth.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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That's pretty amazing. I hope they share what they find out from it with us and not keep it secret. You have to wonder why it's thrusters suddenly started working again.
It is a shame there isn't some sort of video camera on it. I would think it's seen some amazing things on it's journey.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:18 AM
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Very cool!! The gift that keeps on giving.

S+F



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:24 AM
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The source of the link have also just woken up! Posted March 22 2018 right?

NASA posted 2nd December 2017!

Amazing news anyway! Thanks for sharing!

NASA - Voyager 1 fires thrusters not used for 37 years



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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Hm, maybe it happened upon some helpful strangers, who gave it some TLC.




posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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originally posted by: dashen


hope we make a good first impression somewhere out there


That's really the funniest thing I've seen in a long time, if not ever. And so true.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

I'm not sure sending our address out into space was the best of ideas.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

I believe it was the best idea we ever had. Want to make a bet? I say we'll find out aliens think it's funny too.
Go voyager go!



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:51 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: angeldoll

I believe it was the best idea we ever had. Want to make a bet? I say we'll find out aliens think it's funny too.
Go voyager go!


I bet you're an alien masquerading as a peeple in sheeps clothing.

Humans are such funny aliens.



I can only imagine hearing those alien sounds for the first time.


edit on 29-3-2018 by Reverbs because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 12:55 AM
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a reply to: Reverbs

Me? I ... gotta go



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:03 AM
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So, Nasa can make a vehicle that wakes up and works after 37 years


With kitchen foil as well



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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Probably fake news...



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:28 AM
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Well, lots of gold and silver used in the construction (probably). Obviously if you're a scientist building a probe to send out into interstellar space and you want it to work for a long time, you're going to use the best material and engineering you can. They could probably make a car that would last half a lifetime with no repairs at all. If you were willing to spend what NASA spent.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:45 AM
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So, Nasa can make a vehicle that wakes up and works after 37 years huh, shame this principal isn't applied to everyday goods we use!


didn't that happen before with a 'marsrover?' and it's batteries? Then again voyager made in the 80's probably a c64 as core component so in theory indestructable



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:59 AM
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If Voyager is found by another life. Do you think the other life will be like, holly crap, why do they only have 2 distint genders, that’s weird, or would they be like, it seems like evelotuon is basically the same everywhere.



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