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2020

Around 2020
Voyager 1 initiates instrument power shutdown
Around 2020
Voyager 2 initiates instrument power shutdown

2025

No earlier than 2025
Voyager 2 can no longer power any single instrument
No earlier than 2025
Voyager 1 can no longer power any single instrument

Far Future

In about 300 years
Voyager 1 reaches the Oort Cloud
In about 30,000 years
Voyager 1 leaves the Oort Cloud
In about 40,000 years
Voyager 2 passes within 1.7 light-years from Ross 248
In about 40,000 years (from 2013)
Voyager 1 is closer to Gliese 445 than to our sun
In about 296,000 years
Voyager 2 passes within 4.3 light-years from Sirius