Voyager II Uranus Moon and Ring Images

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0128
Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
1985-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.18 Cubic feet
(2 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of optical imaging from Voyager II's January 1986 Uranus encounter. The images are negatives and prints from the Voyager imaging computer, and include ranging data and image processing information as well was the image itself. The images cover the major moons of Uranus as well as the Uranus ring system.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program for space exploration included the use of remote sensing probes to the other bodies in the solar system. In 1972, NASA proposed the launching of two probes to the outer planets to take advantage of the alignment of Jupiter and Saturn in 1977, and called the program Voyager. The Voyager spacecraft were assembled at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, CA and shipped to Cape Canaveral for launch atop Titan III-Centaur boosters on 5 Sep 1977 (Voyager I) and 20 Aug 1977 (Voyager II). The spacecraft reached Jupiter successfully in 1979 (Voyager I, 5 Mar 1979; Voyager II, 9 Jul 1979) and Saturn shortly afterward (Voyager I, 12 Nov 1980; Voyager II 25 Aug 1981), returning a wealth of scientific information and images. Following the Saturn encounter, Voyager I was placed on a course to exit the solar system. Voyager II used Saturn's gravity to change course to allow encounters with Uranus (Jan 1986) and Neptune (August 1989) before similarly leaving the solar system.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
NASM - CEPS, Transfer, 1986, 1986-0128, NASA

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Uranus (Planet) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronomy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outer space -- Exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Voyager Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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