A detailed model of the Voyager 1 spacecraft. It is a robotic space probe designed to explore the outer solar system.
Currently Voyager is the farthest human-made object from Earth, traveling away
from both the earth and the Sun at a faster relative speed than any other
Includes the color and bump maps in a photoshop file that can be downloaded and editted.
As of February 1, 2009, Voyager 1 is about 108.60 AU (16.247 billion km, or 10.095 billion miles) from the Sun, and has entered the heliosheath, the termination shock region between the solar system and interstellar space, a vast area where the Sun's influence gives way to the other bodies in the galaxy, with the current goal of reaching and studying the heliopause, which is the known boundary of our stellar system. If Voyager 1 is still functioning when it finally completes the passage through the heliopause (effectively becoming the first human-made object to leave our star system), scientists will get their first direct measurements of the conditions in the interstellar medium, which may provide clues relevant to the origin and overall nature of the Universe.
Voyager 1 is on a hyperbolic trajectory and has achieved escape velocity, meaning that its orbit will not return to the inner solar system. Along with Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 2, and the New Horizons, Voyager 1 is an interstellar probe.