Voyager 2 Full Mission Timeline

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Time (UTC/GMT+0)Event
1977-08-20  14:29:00Launch
1977-10-11TCM 1
1977-12-10Enters Asteroid belt
1977-12-19Voyager 1 overtakes Voyager 2
1978-05-03TCM 2
1978-06Primary radIo receiver fails. Remainder of mission flown on using its backup
1978-10-21Exits Asteroid belt
1979-04-24Start Jupiter observation phase
1979-06-27TCM?
1979-07-08  12:21Callisto flyby (distant) (214,930 km)
1979-07-09  07:14Ganymede flyby (62,130 km)
1979-07-09TCM?
1979-07-09  17:53Europa flyby (distant) (205,720 km)
1979-07-09  20:01Amalthea flyby (distant) (558,370 km)
1979-07-09  22:29Jupiter flyby (721,883 km)
1979-07-09  23:17Io flyby (distant) (1,129,900 km)
1979-07-23TCM?
1980TCM B6?
1981-02-26TCM B7
1981-06-05Start Saturn observation phase
1981-07-19  11:16:25Trajectory Correction Maneuver TCM 8
1981-08-01  00:00:00Vertical system scan
1981-08-13  08:00:00Roll to Procyon
1981-08-15  09:30:00Roll to Canopus
1981-08-18  21:26:16Trajectory Correction Maneuver TCM 9
1981-08-23  01:26:57Iapetus 909,070km
1981-08-24  07:50:00Roll to Miaplacidus
1981-08-25  01:25:26Hyperion 470,840km
1981-08-25  09:37:46Titan flyby (distant) (665,960 km)
1981-08-25  12:40:00Science turns
1981-08-25  22:57:33Helene (1980 S6) 318,200km
1981-08-26  01:04:32Dione flyby (distant) (502,250 km)
1981-08-26  02:22:17Calypso (1980 S25) 153,518km
1981-08-26  02:24:26Mimas flyby (distant) (309,990 km)
1981-08-26  02:39:11Science turns
1981-08-26  02:47:31Science turns
1981-08-26  03:08:29Prometheus (1980 S28) 287,170km
1981-08-26  03:08:47Science turns
1981-08-26  03:19:18Pandora (1980 S26) 107,000km
1981-08-26  03:24:05Saturn Flyby
1981-08-26  03:26:06Science turns
1981-08-26  03:33:02Atlas (1980 S27) 246,590km
1981-08-26  03:45:16Enceladus flyby (87,140 km)
1981-08-26  03:50:04Janus (1980 S1) 222,760km
1981-08-26  04:05:56Epimetheus (1980 S3) 147,010km
1981-08-26  05:25:39Science turns
1981-08-26  05:41:53Science turns
1981-08-26  06:02:47Telesto (1980 S13) 284,400km
1981-08-26  06:12:30Tethys flyby (93,000 km)
1981-08-26  06:28:48Rhea flyby (distant) (645,280 km)
1981-08-26  07:38:00Science turns
1981-08-26  08:09:10Roll to Vega
1981-09-04  01:46:00Roll to Canpous
1981-09-05  01:22:34Phoebe 2,073,640km
1981-09-05  03:10:00Roll to Miaplacidus
1981-09-09  22:30:00Scale factor test
1986-01-24  17:59:47Uranus Flyby
1986-02-142.5 hrs trajectory correction maneuvre targets Voyager 2 towards Neptune
1989-08-25  03:56:36Neptune Flyby
1989-08-25Triton flyby (39,800 km)
1998-11-13Terminate scan platform and UV observations
2007-09-06Terminate data tape recorder operations
2008Termination shock area (to be edited)
2008-02-22Planetary radio astronomy experiment power off
2014-08-29  22:06:46= = = Current Time = = =
2015Terminate gyro operations
2017-08-20  14:29:0040 years of flight
2020Initiate instrument power shutdown
2025Potential end of mission. Not enough power for 1 single instrument
2028Reaches Heliopause (see also Beyond Solar System)
tbdPasses within 4.3 light-years of Sirius (in 296,000 years)