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Voyager 2 - Uranus Encounter : 06-January-2010
Voyager 2 - Uranus Encounter : 06-January-2010

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Monument commemorates the Voyager 2 encounter with the planet Uranus in 1986.

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew closely past distant Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in January 1986. At its closest, the spacecraft came within 81,500 kilometers (50,600 miles) of Uranus's cloudtops on Jan. 24, 1986. Voyager 2 radioed thousands of images and voluminous amounts of other scientific data on the planet, its moons, rings, atmosphere, interior and the magnetic environment surrounding Uranus.

Location

Address:421 Discovery Drive, Deep Space Tracking Station, Paddys River, 2620
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.403394
Long: 148.983297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Science
Actual Event STart Date:25-January-1986
Actual Event End Date:25-January-1986

Dedication

Front Inscription

To commemorate the Voyager 2 encounter with Uranus 25 January 1986 and mark the long association of the AWA with the Department of Science and space tracking in Australia.

Source: MA
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