Pioneer 11

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Pioneer 11
An artist's impression of a Pioneer spacecraft on its way to interstellar space.jpg
An airtist's impression o a Pioneer spacecraft on its wey tae interstellar space.
Mission teepPlanetar an heliosphere exploration
OperatorNASA / ARC
COSPAR ID1973-019A
SATCAT no.6421
WabsteixPioneer Project website(archived)
NASA Archive page
Mission duration22 years, 5 months, 25 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass259 kilograms (571 lb)
Pouer155 watts (at lench)
Stairt o mission
Launch dateApril 6, 1973, 02:11:00 (1973-04-06UTC02:11Z) UTC
RocketAtlas SLV-3D Centaur-D1A Star-37E
Launch steidCape Canaveral LC-36B
End of mission
Last contactSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-10-01)
Fleebi o Jupiter
Closest approachDecember 3, 1974
Distance43,000 kilometers (27,000 miles)
Fleebi o Saturn
Closest approachSeptember 1, 1979
Distance21,000 kilometers (13,000 miles)
Pioneer 10 - Pioneer 11 - mission patch - Pioneer patch.png  

Pioneer 11 (an aa kent as Pioneer G) is a 259-kilogram (571 lb) robotic space probe launched bi NASA on Apryle 6, 1973 tae study the asteroid belt, the environment aroond Jupiter an Saturn, solar wind an cosmic rays.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Fimmel, R. O.; Swindell, W.; Burgess, E. Pioneer Odyssey. SP-349/396. Washington, D.C.: NASA-Ames Research Center. OCLC 3211441. Retrieved 9 January 2011.