PIA21743: Voyager 2 Encapsulation

Voyager 2 Encapsulation


The Voyager 2 spacecraft, which was the first of the two Voyagers to launch, is seen at the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This archival photo is from August 1977. The spacecraft was put into this shroud on August 2, 1977, to protect it during flight through the atmosphere.

Background Info:

Voyager is managed for NASA by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

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

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
System Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Target Type Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2017-07-05
Date in Caption 1977-08-02
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/KSC
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21743
Identifier PIA21743