Pioneer 10

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Pioneer 10
Pioneer10-11.jpg
Airtist's conception o the Pioneer 10 spacecraft
Mission teepOoter Solar System an
heliosphere exploration
OperatorNASA / ARC
COSPAR ID1972-012A
SATCAT no.5860
WabsteixPioneer Project website (archived)
NASA Archive page
Mission duration30 years, 10 months, 22 days
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerTRW
Launch mass258.8 kilograms (571 lb)
Pouer155 watts (at lench)
Stairt o mission
Launch dateMairch 2, 1972 (1972-03-02)
(48 years, 2 months and 28 days ago)
RocketAtlas SLV-3C Centaur-D Star-37E
Launch steidCape Canaveral LC-36A
End of mission
Last contactJanuar 23, 2003 (2003-01-23)
(17 years, 4 months and 8 days ago)
Fleebi o Jupiter
Closest approachDecember 3, 1973 (1973-12-03)
(46 years, 5 months and 28 days ago)
Distance132,252 km (82,178 mi)
Pioneer 10 - Pioneer 11 - mission patch - Pioneer patch.png  

Pioneer 10 (oreeginally designatit Pioneer F) is an American space probe, launched in 1972 an wechin 258 kilograms (569 pounds), that completit the first mission tae the planet Jupiter.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Fimmel, R. O.; W. Swindell; E. Burgess (1974). SP-349/396 PIONEER ODYSSEY. NASA-Ames Research Center. SP-349/396. Retrieved 2011-01-09.