November 4, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has regained contact with the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
This is the Voyager 2 spacecraft lost since March this year. The first contact with the earth after the union.
in October 9th, local time in Australia, ground operators used the
Deep Space Station 43 outer space antenna to send a series of instructions to Voyager 2.
After waiting for 34 hours, Voyager 2 finally received it. Instructed and replied “Hello”.
According to data, Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977, and was the second of two
space probes developed by NASA to fly outside the solar system.
The flight time has reached 43 years, and the distance from the earth has exceeded 18.8 billion kilometers.
However, due to the long distance and serious signal attenuation, in March this year
NASA upgraded the Deep Space Station 43 outer space antenna that sent the signal.
It is understood that this renovation is the largest renovation project of the antenna since its completion.
It is expected to last about one year and end in February 2021. During the renovation, Voyager 2 entered the “offline” working state.
Foreign media pointed out that the upgrade of the Deep Space Station 43 outer space antenna is not only vital for
Voyager 2, but its main purpose is to deal with the Mars rover Perseverance, which will land on
Mars in February next year, and for the upcoming The 2024 Artemis moon landing plan service.