Reply to post: Re: Orbit

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

Mage Silver badge
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Re: Orbit

Maybe the local cluster or the Galaxy. Search "Escape velocity". You don't need continued thrust to escape a "gravity well" once you are going fast enough from the start. I think the gas giants were used to speed up Voyagers and Horizon by "sling shot" effect.

The recent interstellar rock that passed relatively close to the Sun has no fuel and isn't in a Solar orbit.

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