@RussellBorogove's excellent answer to the question How do Voyager 1's Trajectory Control Thrusters differ from its Attitude Control Thrusters? describes the locations and usage patterns of the 16 attitude control thrusters on the Voyager spacecrafts.

When revising this answer to the question How can the two MarCO cubesats remain reliably close to InSight during their six month trip to Mars? I wanted to draw a loose analogy between the two thruster patterns and usage programs, but I realized that I don't know the directions that the 16 thrusters on Voyager point. Thus:

Question: How are Voyager's 16 thrusters oriented?

NOTE: If it turns out that the answer to this question also answers How are the Voyagers' thrusters configured in a novel way to minimize accelerations along Earth-spacecraft axis?, then please answer there instead and we can close this as a duplicate or I can just delete it. Thanks!

  • $\begingroup$ Do you just need some vector lines added to How do Voyager's trajectory control thrusters differ from its attitude control thrusters? $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Nov 26 '18 at 2:05
  • $\begingroup$ 14 of 16. The purple, green, and orange clusters are paired, and there's one more pair that would be highlighted orange if they were visible, hidden on the back. If you zoom in you can see very short axial guidelines on the drawing. I believe they're all directed parallel to the major axes. $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Nov 26 '18 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ The roll and pitch thrusters are oriented the same direction, and only the position of them makes the difference in their function, so a table only including the orientation will be of limited usefulness. $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Nov 26 '18 at 2:34
  • $\begingroup$ Names like, uh, +yaw, -yaw etc? $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Nov 26 '18 at 2:46
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    $\begingroup$ looks at photoshop button ... looks at vote to close button ... looks at photoshop button ... looks at vote to close button ... shrugs, closes laptop for the night $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Nov 26 '18 at 4:15

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