PIA25782: Voyager's RTG
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 1
Voyager 2
 Product Size:  7074 x 8974 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
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Each of NASA's Voyager probes are equipped with three radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs), including the one shown here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The RTGs provide power for the spacecraft by converting the heat generated by the decay of plutonium-238 into electricity.

Launched in 1977, the Voyager mission is managed for NASA by the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California.

For more information about Voyager, visit http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov.

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