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

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The 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 of Uranus's cloudtops on January 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
Long: 148.983297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:25-January-1986
Actual Event End Date:25-January-1986


Front Inscription

To commemorate the Voyager 2 encounter with Uranus 

25 January 1986

And mark the long association of AWA with the Department of Science and space tracking in Australia.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au