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Voyager 1 passes another milestone: It's now 138AU from home

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Relay?

"Also bear in mind that the particular trajectories used for the probes was only possible due to a planetary alignment. "

IIRC, from the time of the solution to the maths problem, it was realised the "grand tour" had a fairly short window of opportunity and no suitable alignment would occur for a further 175 years or so.

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