Reply to post: Re: Space is good for you sometimes

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

boltar Silver badge

Re: Space is good for you sometimes

"After 37 years, the seals on those thruster valves still opened without damage,"

Indeed, though I do wonder why they used attitude control thrusters which are dependant on a limited fuel supply in the first place instead of reaction wheels which simply require electricity.

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