Talk:Voyager 1

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Shouldn't Voyager 1 be italicized? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:27, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

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December 2017 Use of Backup Thrusters[edit]

Found article in The Irish Times that NASA had announced that Voyager 1's backup thrusters had be fired up, the first time in 37 years. The thrusters will allow Voyager 1 to continue for the next one to years to send data back to NASA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sydney Rigdon (talkcontribs) 21:43, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Gyroscopic operations continuation is then more than 2017. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:302:D13A:5DA0:70D8:5816:60D4:300 (talk) 20:43, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Was certain external cabling on Voyager 1 covered with aluminum foil?[edit]

From what I remember, one of the things mentioned in the documentary "The Farthest: Voyager in Space" was that concerns arose about Jupiter's magnetic fields shortly before Voyager 1 was to be launched. Specifically, the concern was that systems on the spacecraft could be damaged or destroyed if certain external cabling on the spacecraft was exposed to Jupiter's magnetic fields. To provide protection, certain parts of Voyager 1 were covered with kitchen-grade aluminum foil and the foil was connected or bonded to a grounded portion of the spacecraft.

Among other places, there is mention of this use of aluminum foil in this AOL News article and in this Daily News article. If the claim about using kitchen-grade aluminum foil to protect external cabling on the spacecraft is accurate and can be reliably sourced, it might be worth a quick mention in the article. --Elegie (talk) 06:25, 21 June 2018 (UTC)