Voyager 2 - Uranus EncounterPrint Page
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.
|Address:||421 Discovery Drive, Deep Space Tracking Station, Paddys River, 2620|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.403394|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||25-January-1986|
|Actual Event End Date:||25-January-1986|
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.