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Voyager's 40th Anniversary

The Atlantic Logo By Alan Taylor of The Atlantic | Slide 1 of 34: Voyager 2 launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan IIIE/Centaur launch vehicle on August 20, 1977, about two weeks before the September 5 launch of Voyager 1. The two spacecraft were sent on different trajectories, and Voyager 1 was put on a path to reach its planetary targets, Jupiter and Saturn, ahead of Voyager 2.

Voyager 2 launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan III-Centaur launch vehicle on August 20, 1977, about two weeks before the September 5 launch of Voyager 1. The two spacecraft were sent on different trajectories, and Voyager 1 was put on a path to reach its planetary targets, Jupiter and Saturn, ahead of Voyager 2.
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