Voyager 1 Full Mission Timeline

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Time (UTC/GMT+0)Event
1977-09-05  12:56:00Launch
1977-09-11TCM 1 part 1
1977-09-13TCM 1 part 2
1977-10-29TCM 1A
1977-12-10Enters Asteroid belt
1977-12-19Voyager 1 overtakes Voyager 2
1978-06TCM 2 (tbc)
1978-09-08Exits Asteroid belt
1979-01-04Start Jupiter observation phase
1979-01-29TCM 3 (tbc)
1979-02-21TCM 4
1979-03-05  06:54Amalthea flyby (distant)
1979-03-05  12:05:26Jupiter Flyby
1979-03-05  15:14Io flyby
1979-03-05  18:19Europa flyby (distant)
1979-03-06  02:15Ganymede flyby
1979-03-06  17:08Callisto flyby
1979-04-09TCM 5
1980-08-19  11:45Ant. And Sun sensor callibrations
1980-08-22Start Saturn observation phase
1980-08-23  09:00:00Cruise science maneuver
1980-10-10  19:09:51Trajectory Correction Maneuver TCM 8
1980-11-07  03:39:58Trajectory Correction Maneuver TCM 9
1980-11-12  05:41:21Titan flyby (targetted) (6,490 km)
1980-11-12  22:16:32Tethys flyby (distant) (415,670 km)
1980-11-12  23:46:30Saturn Flyby
1980-11-13  01:43:12Mimas flyby (88,440 km)
1980-11-13  01:51:16Enceladus flyby (distant) (202,040 km)
1980-11-13  03:39:40Dione flyby (distant) (161,520 km)
1980-11-13  05:30:00Science turns
1980-11-13  06:21:53Rhea flyby (73,980 km)
1980-11-13  07:30:00Science turns
1980-11-13  16:44:41Hyperion flyby (distant) (880,440 km)
1980-11-13  21:30:00Science turns
1998-02-17Voyager 1 overtakes Pioneer 10 and becomes most distant spacecraft from the sun
2003-05-11First spacecraft to reach a distance of 90AU from the Sun
2004-12-17likely penetrated termination shock
2007-02-02Plasma subsystem power off
2007-04-11PLS heater off
2008-01-16Planetary radio astronomy experiment power off
2010Terminate scan platform and UV observations
2014-08-29  01:11:27= = = Current Time = = =
2015Terminate data tape recorder operations
2016Terminate gyro operations
2017-09-05  12:56:0040 years of flight
2020Initiate instrument power shutdown
2026Potential end of mission. Not enough power for 1 single instrument
2028Reaches Heliopause
tbdPasses within 1.6 light-years of Star AC+79 3888 in 40,000 years