August 1, 1994
Both the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are healthy and they are continuing to take data on fields and particles in interplanetary space.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft used two of its scientific instruments to look at the impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments as they impacted Jupiter July 16-22. Both the ultraviolet spectrometer and the planetary radio astronomy experiments were used in the observations. Neither instrument detected any UV emission or radio signals during the impacts. The spacecraft began its observations of Jupiter on July 8 and will continue to observe the planet until August 17. At the time of the comet impacts, Voyager 2 was 6.1 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Jupiter.
Voyager 1 is currently 8.4 billion kilometers (5.2 billion
miles) from Earth. Voyager 2 is 6.4 billion kilometers (4
billion miles) from Earth.