Team Updates

Well, we will just keep our project there, and the judges will check the page :)

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

When do we submit it?

Brandon Pinto

Thank you guys for the support and the great work

Syed Rafid great work bro....u did a great job

My email address:

Brandon Pinto


rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir
Thank you Everyone :)
Thank you Everyone :)
rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

Video has been updated to the Project Page :)

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir
  • Guys, heres what I need from everyone:
  • 1) How to protect the craft from the outer space environment
  • 2) Protecting the Disc from asteroids, debris.
  • 3) The selection of music for the Golden Record.
  • (something that stands the test of time)
  • 4) Material to be used for the Disc.
  • 5) How the Pictures will be stored in the Golden Record (in what format) (can be analogue)
  • 6) A short sentence for the Aliens, courtesy from Planet Earth.
rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir


1) Brandon: Dude, without your Voyager-1 research, we might have been lost in outer space. Thanks a bunch.

2) Mariane: I know you are gonna come up with some pretty good codes for protecting our good old Disc of Truth.

3) Ana: I need you to make us a good, elaborate description of The Disc of Truth. Details in the group chat.

Thanks a lot, guys. Lets make our dreams a reality.

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

Guys, post your mail addresses here. You guys are gonna get a gift from me :)

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

Job well done, guys!

I am just gonna say it: On this day, We have finished making the video for the SPACE APPS

But theres still a long way to go.

We need to make the project description, dont leave out anything. Go to the group chat to get reference.

I wish you the best of luck :)


rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

Guys I have tried opening the chat a million of times now and it is just not comes up with Internal Server Error.

Can you post all that you would like to say to me long with all the chit chat thats happening on the chat here instead of the chat. This will help me to see it as well as be a part of it.

Brandon Pinto

Hey Ana and Mariane thanks for joining our team.

It is so great to have you both on board. I'm sure we will get through this project together with the skills and knowledge we all bring to the table.



Brandon Pinto

My username is ana_h

ana_hAna Huembes


Provide your username, you may post it here :)

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

Hi guys! Nice to meet you all.

My name is Ana Huembes. I am from Nicaragua, a country in Central America.

This is my first year in the Space Apps Challenge, and I am getting out of my comfort zone. I have no idea about this topic. However, this is what I bring to the table:

-Project planning

-Some project management

-Excellent English writing skills

-Some basic design skills

-Great research skills (I will need some structure though; to know what I am looking for or what you need to find)

Ask me anything!

ana_hAna Huembes


In August 2012, Voyager 1 made the historic entry into interstellar space, the region between stars, filled with material ejected by the death of nearby stars millions of years ago. It takes about 19 hours for a signal to be passed from earth to voyager 1 (one way).

Some questions on the voyager:

How can you still receive information from Voyager after it's gone so much further than expected?-from Reddit user cyberine

"Mostly because technology on the ground has improved tremendously over the last decades, so it's possible to catch tiny radio signals from a very far distance.

What establishes the distinction between interstellar space and space considered to belong to our solar system?-from Reddit user diMario

"This is not at all obvious... we're still trying to work this out ourselves. We are currently going with the particle and plasma based definition. Voyager 1 is currently surrounded by particles that came from other stars, not from our sun. Before it crossed it was surrounded by material from the sun. Other definitions have included requirements on changes in magnetic field orientation.

Is Voyager still able to capture and send photos back to Earth? -from Reddit user Eluveitie

"The Voyager cameras were turned off after the image of the Pale Blue Dot Valentines Day 1990.

Why was that? Too much power usage?-from Reddit user OG-panda

"The cameras were turned off to save power and memory for the instruments expected to detect the new charged particle environment of interstellar space. The computers on the ground that understand the software and analyze the images do not exist anymore. The cameras and their heaters have also been exposed for years to the very cold conditions at the deep reaches of our solar system. Even if mission managers recreated the computers on the ground, reloaded the software onto the spacecraft and were able to turn the cameras back on, it is not clear that they would work.

How long does it take to receive signals from Voyager now?-from Reddit user i_attend_goat_orgies

"A signal from Voyager 1, traveling at the speed of light, takes 17 hours one way to reach Earth.

What kind of data do we get from Voyager?-from Reddit user whatireallythink

"The science data that Voyager returns currently breaks down into the following: energetic particle measurements from two instruments (LECP and CRS), magnetometer data from the MAG team, radio plasma wave data from the PWS team, plasma data (on Voyager 2) from the PLS team, and ultra violet spectrum measurements from the UVS instrument (currently responding to penetrating particles).

What does the data from Voyager look like when it is first received?-from Reddit user music99

"It consists of 0's and 1's. Yes, there is (old) hardware and software that extracts data from the instruments. The instrument teams have their analysis software to apply the calibrations and other corrections that turn the raw data into scientific quantities.

How long will it take for the power to run out?-from Reddit user 10247bro

"We have power to run the spacecraft and all the science instruments until 2020. At that time we start science instrument shutdown and about 2025 the last instrument will be shutdown. An engineering only mission is possible 2036.

What kinds of data do you hope to see in Voyager's remaining years?-from Reddit user goblynn

"A lot of Galactic Cosmic Rays (ACRs) and the galactic magnetic field, and maybe, plasma waves. As long as Voyager's nuclear batteries last, we can communicate, probably around 2025. After that there will be silence!

Once the Voyagers run out of power and stop transmitting, will we still be able to detect them?-from Reddit user IdolRevolver

"Afraid not. No signal from the spacecraft really means no signal.

Can Voyager be said to drift indefinitely?-from Reddit user replicasex

"The current velocity of 38,000 MPH will not change. It will go forever.

What else in the universe lies along its current trajectory and how far away is it?-from Reddit user just_foo

"Voyager 1 will leave the solar system aiming toward the constellation Ophiuchus. In the year 40,272 AD, Voyager 1 will come within 1.7 light years of an obscure star in the constellation Ursa Minor (the Little Bear or Little Dipper) called AC+79 3888.

How does the processor and memory of Voyager I compare to the average modern smartphone?-from Reddit user jjlava

"It's 270,000 times less memory and no real processor in the modern sense.

Do you have an official brief or Standard Operating Procedure if you pick up unmistakable signs of alien life?-from Reddit user BrettW-CD

"There is no mention in the Science Mission Directorate' management handbook. :)

Thanks to the following scientists for their great AMA: Ed Stone, Voyager's project scientist; Arik Posner, Voyager's program scientist; Tom Krimigis, Voyager's low-energy charged particle principal investigator; Matt Hill, Voyager's low-energy charged particle science team member; Bill Kurth, Voyager plasma wave co-investigator; and Enrique Medina, Voyager guidance and control engineer.

Brandon Pinto

What do the Voyagers do?

Voyagers tell scientists the composition between regions and areas of the solar systems.

Brandon Pinto

About Voyager 2:

Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets. Part of the Voyager program, it was launched 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1, on a trajectory that took longer to reach Jupiter andSaturn but enabled further encounters with Uranus and Neptune.

Where is it now?

Currently in the "Heliosheath" -- the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas

How much time does it take to send a signal from earth to Voyager 2?

16 hours (one way).

Brandon Pinto

What does the golden record show us?

It was nearly 30 years ago—Jan. 24, 1986, nearly a decade after it had been launched—that the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest pass to Uranus and, as TIME phrased it, “taught scientists more about Uranus than they had learned in the entire 205 years since it was discovered.”

But the sophisticated equipment that sent information back to NASA wasn’t the only important thing on board the spacecraft. The Voyager 2, like the Voyager 1, carried with it a record, plated in gold, on which had been encoded sounds and images meant to “portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth,” according to NASA. The message from Earth was curated by a committee led by Carl Sagan and contained 115 images of “scenes from Earth.”

It was estimated in 1977, when the Voyagers launched, that it would take 40,000 years for them to reach a star system where there might be a being capable of deciphering the record.

Brandon Pinto
Brandon Pinto

what exactly is the golden record? And research on it

Forty years ago, NASA launched Voyager I and II to explore the outer solar system. The twin spacecraft both visited Jupiter and Saturn; from there Voyager I explored the hazy moon Titan, while Voyager II became the first (and, to date, only) probe to explore Uranus and Neptune. Since they move too quickly and have too little propellant to stop themselves, both spacecraft are now on what NASA calls their Interstellar Mission, exploring the space between the stars as they head out into the galaxy.

Instructions to a far-off listener. NASA/JPL, CC BY

Both craft carry Golden Records: 12-inch phonographic gold-plated copper records, along with needles and cartridges, all designed to last indefinitely in interstellar space. Inscribed on the records’ covers are instructions for their use and a sort of “map” designed to describe the Earth’s location in the galaxy in a way that extraterrestrials might understand.

The grooves of the records record both ordinary audio and 115 encoded images. A team led by astronomer Carl Sagan selected the contents, chosen to embody a message representative of all of humanity. They settled on elements such as audio greetings in 55 languages, the brain waves of “a young woman in love” (actually the project’s creative director Ann Druyan, days after falling in love with Carl Sagan), a wide-ranging selection of musical excerpts from Blind Willie Johnson to honkyoku, technical drawings and images of people from around the world, including Saan Hunters, city traffic and a nursing mother and child.

Brandon Pinto


1) Make a layout of the current voyager. Upload it here.

2) Research on Linguistics.

3) Detailed mapping of the Voyager.

4) Research on the Golden Record.

5) Be active on the Hackathon day.

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

Hey guys

Lets try our best to make this a success

Brandon Pinto

The Voyager-1 has traveled deep into interstellar space, away from the grips of our Sun. 41 years have elapsed since its launch. Carrying a cargo that tells the stories of mankind, it plunges forward like a proud sailor on his voyage.

rafid_kabirSyed Rafid Kabir

SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.