Voyager Interstellar Mission VOYAGER


The two Voyager spacecraft carry identical plasma wave receivers built and operated by The University of Iowa. The instruments made the first surveys of plasma wave and low-frequency radio wave phenomena at the outer planets, in the outer heliosphere, and now in interstellar space. Data from these instruments are generally available through the Outer Planets Subnode of the Planetary Plasma Interactions Node of NASA's Planetary Data System or by contacting the PI, Bill Kurth (e-mail

Voyagers in Interstellar Space

In Situ Observations of Interstellar Plasma With Voyager 1 by D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, L. F. Burlaga, and N. F. Ness, Science, 341, pp. 1489-1492, doi:10.1126/science.1241681, 2013

Listen to the sounds of interstellar space captured by the U. of Iowa Voyager 1 instrument traveling beyond the heliosphere.

NASA Press Release, Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space, Sept. 12, 2013, Historical Documents of 2013 (pages 423-429), ed. by H. Kerrigan, SQ Press/Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California. (6MB PDF file)

NASA News Conference: Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space, Sept. 12, 2013.

Voyager 1 spacecraft reaches interstellar space, Sept. 12, 2013, U. of Iowa news release

A short history of Voyager's historic journey, Sept. 12, 2013, U. of Iowa news article, including video interviews

New York Times front page, Sept. 13, 2013

Public lecture: Voyager's Epic Journey into Interstellar Space, Sept. 16, 2013, Lecture Room 1 Van Allen Hall ( Watch the lecture on YouTube, courtesy of Hawkeye Network TV)

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