Talk:List of artificial objects leaving the Solar System

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New Horizons's upper stage[edit]

Should New Horizons's star48 upper-stage be included here? It is escaping the solar system. According to NASA NH and it's Star48 stage were the first object boosted directly to solar escape velocity.

Ganesha 23:49, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

yes, I believe this is correct. however I am not sure if your second statement would be correct we should ask DR Stern. The centaur upper stage is in an orbit that puts it in a orbit that reachs into the asteriod belt. I think the jupiter fly by put new horizens and its third stage into a solar system escape orbit.but if NASA is saying that then new horizens and third stage would be in a solar system escape trajectory with out jupiter then this may be the case with a longer flight time to pluto? --Infocat13 00:39, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Markings on boosters[edit]

As the rocket boosters on most of these probes were always expected to head out into the wide black yonder, did they mark them in any way to make them more interesting to our alien neighbours ? :)

I mean, it presumably would have been fairly easy to engrave copies of the Pioneer plaques, or a host of other tidbits, onto the structures of these things. But did they ? The Yeti (talk) 20:20, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Parts like that are mass-produced by contractors to exact specifications, any change would entail separate testing and certification and it's basically handled by a separate organization from the people who design and make the payload. The payload would be sent to be launched by the people who design and built it and until it's in orbit and they make radio contact they have little to no connection with it, the people responsible for the rocket launch will handle everything connected to that. This is my take on the situation as an observer, I have no first-hand experience. --DelftUser (talk) 09:34, 13 July 2017 (UTC)