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Why didn't NASA launch communications relay satellites outside the asteroid belt to communicate easily with interstellar satellite?

Planet/satellite Astronomical Units (to sun) Million Kilometers (to sun) Mercury 0.38 ~57 Venus 0.72 ~108 Earth 1.00 ~148 Mars 1.52 ~228 Jupiter 5.20 ~780 Saturn 9.58 ~1437 Uranus 19.14 ~28771 ...
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Why didn't NASA launch communications relay satellites outside the asteroid belt to communicate easily with interstellar satellite?

We don't do this because we don't need to. According to the DESCANSO book series on the DSN (specifically volume 4), the current DSN could stay in touch with the Voyagers until 2057, i.e. long after ...
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Why didn't NASA launch communications relay satellites outside the asteroid belt to communicate easily with interstellar satellite?

There is no relay in place because we can communicate with probes at long distances already, and a relay at the orbit of Jupiter or Saturn wouldn't make much difference due to the distance involved. ...
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