if it transmits and shuts off its transmitter, would the signal still be traveling towards earth?
The average distance between Pluto and Earth is approximately 3.7 billion miles or 5.9 billion kilometers.
The amount of data that Voyager Sat. would need to transmit from Pluto depends on the specific mission and objectives. However, Voyager 1 and 2, which are currently the farthest man-made objects from Earth, have transmitted data back to Earth from a distance of about 13 billion miles (21 billion kilometers).
The amount of energy needed for Voyager Sat. to transmit data from Pluto also varies depending on the mission and objectives. However, it is estimated that Voyager 1 and 2 use approximately 22 watts of power to transmit data back to Earth from their current location.
Voyager Sat. uses radio waves to transmit data back to Earth from Pluto. These radio waves are generated by the spacecraft's radio transmitter and are directed towards Earth using a high-gain antenna.
The time it takes for Voyager Sat. to transmit data from Pluto to Earth also varies depending on the distance and the amount of data being transmitted. It takes approximately 4.5 hours for radio waves to travel from Pluto to Earth at the speed of light, but the actual transmission of data may take longer, depending on the strength and quality of the signal.