Voyagers – reducing earth to a speck



When life on earth gets too hair-tearing to bear consider space probes Voyager 1 & 2, launched in 1977 to study the outer Solar System, and still ambling their way round interstellar space. They’ve circled Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter and are continuing to send invaluable pictures of the never-before-seen planetary surfaces back to NASA on forty year old technology.

Voyager 2 was launched 20 Aug 1977 2.29pm UT Cape Canaveral; and Voyager 1 on 5 September 1977 12.45pm UT. Both charts have Pluto on the Ascendant – probing deep; and Neptune in the 3rd as they circumnavigate beyond the stratosphere, communicating the unknown secrets of the cosmos. Both have the ‘successful activity’ Mars Jupiter conjunction, exact for Voyager 1. And both have Mercury in the 12th, retrograde for Voyager 1, but that hasn’t stopped it getting its message through.

On Harmonics, the superstar 22H is marked; as is leaving-a-legacy-for-history 17H; and breakthrough/genius 13H. In both cases the most notable Harmonic is the 7th – magical, mystical, cosmic secrets. Luck and good fortune, a message to convey. Living in a world of their own. Immense creative achievement. (see previous post Harmonics 3 Sept 2017).

3 thoughts on “Voyagers – reducing earth to a speck

  1. I’m the same age as the Voyagers and my state retirement age is now 68. Plutonium discs you say, Larry? 😉

    Joking aside, very interesting Neptune in the 3rd and Mercury in the 12th signature. I know that some astrologers believe that a retrograde mercury in a chart can indicate a change of vocation or a review and change of direction in the career at some point. Perhaps a change of function for the probes as they continued on longer than expected.

  2. New Horizons is expected to continue operating until 2030. It would have been longer but there were not enough plutonium discs available for a larger RTG power source. Both Voyagers are expected to continue transmitting … and being received…until the late 2020’s. Would be pretty good gas mileage at 50 yrs old, I’d say.

    Pioneer 10 was designed for a 2-year life…it exceeded its warrantee quite a bit. “Pioneer’s last, very weak signal was received on Jan. 22, 2003…Originally designed for a 21-month mission, Pioneer 10 exceeded all expectations and lasted more than 30 years…[it] was launched on March 2, 1972.”

    I love science.

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