Voyager 2 has lost track of Earth. Only one antenna in the world can help it ‘phone home’

August 3rd, 2023

The Conversation, Other, 02/08/2023, Glen Nagle
In 1977, five years before ET asked to “phone home”, two robotic spacecraft began their own journey into space. Almost 46 years later, after exploring the Solar System and beyond, one of those spacecraft – Voyager 2 – has lost contact with Earth. All communication with Voyager 2 goes through NASA’s Deep Space Station 43, a 70-metre radio dish at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex operated by CSIRO.

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