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Old September 13 2013, 11:16 PM   #13
publiusr
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Re: Voyager 1 Enters Interstellar Space

Voyager electronics aren't as finicky as ours, but still ahead of Apollo. It is a good middle ground in terms of bus design. No fuel cells, just the RTG.
http://www.universetoday.com/100875/...e-exploration/

This is about as far as you can take solar power:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(spacecraft)

Heck, even the Sojouner mini-rover had a little something called a Warm Electronics Box with plutonium: http://marsrover.nasa.gov/technology...ironments.html

Because it had a solar panel up top, greens didn't notice, as was the case when Kaku stirred up a lot of anti-Cassini crap.
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