Re: mileage

Leo Barhorst (
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 10:33:29 +0200

On Fri, 10 Oct 1997 02:32:07 JAY RESPLER 

> I get 155,632 revs.  What am I doing wrong?

Nothing! As Jay and others pointed out to me the revs calculation went wrong
at this side.
I'm deeply ashamed and shall dig up my elementary school books from the cellar!

Using the correct number of revs:
total travelled distance:
155.632 * 53.248 km = km or almost 5 milliard (billion) miles.

Although this seems quite a distance it is very small compared to the lightyear:
60*60*24*365.25*300.000=9.467.280.000.000 km

or less than 1 permille of a lightyear and only about 0.2 permille of the distance to
the sun-closest star at 4 lightyears.

Ed Cannon provided me with some URL's:

Page about many space probes:

Pioneer Home Page:
Pioneer Status:

Voyager Home Page (with weekly status, distance & velocity info.):

Leo Barhorst    Alkmaar   The Netherlands
52.65 North   4.77 East   3 m asl
Every day I wonder about what I see in the sky