Where is Voyager 1?After encounters with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the probe continued travelling on a trajectory away from the centre of the solar system and is now reaching space that no probe from earth has explored before. Voyager 1 continues to send scientific data to Earth and has contributed a great deal to our understanding of the origins of our solar system so far. Its current distance from earth depends on the earth's position in relation to the sun but the NASA website offers a counter for the exact distance:Voyager NASA
In The Year 40000Its next close encounter will be with the star AC+793888, which it will meet at adistance of 1.7 light years in about 38,000 years.
The Current Distance Of Voyager 1
Spacecraft Voyager 1The unmanned space probe Voyager 1 has been travelling through our solar system for the past 37 years and is now right atthe edge of it, after crossing the so-called heliopause and entering interstellar space at a speed of 17 km/s. Sunlight takes about 17 hours to reach the probe by now.The Voyager programme was launched in the 1970s with the primary aim to explore the outer planets of our solar system. Every day, Voyager 1 moves further away from Earth by 1,468,800 km, or almost 5 light seconds. This is almost four times the distance between Earth and Moon.At this speed, the probe could travel around the globe once in 40 minutes.However, its batteries will run out of power already in about 2025, so unfortunatelyVoyager 1 will not send any scientific data from its journey any more. Unless it crashesinto any object in space, it will continue to travel deeper into space and remain the man-made object at the furthest distance from Earth ever.In case Voyager 1 encounters alienlife, it carries a golden record with information about Earth and humanity.