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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]

Pioneer 10
Pioneer10-11.jpg
Airtist's conception o the Pioneer 10 spacecraft
Mission teep Ooter Solar System an
heliosphere exploration
Operator NASA / ARC
COSPAR ID 1972-012A
SATCAT no. 5860
Wabsteix Pioneer Project website (archived)
NASA Archive page
Mission duration 30 years, 10 months, 22 days
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer TRW
Launch mass 258.8 kilograms (571 lb)
Pouer 155 watts (at lench)
Stairt o mission
Launch date Mairch 2, 1972 (1972-03-02)
(47 years, 7 months and 19 days ago)
Rocket Atlas SLV-3C Centaur-D Star-37E
Launch steid Cape Canaveral LC-36A
End of mission
Last contact Januar 23, 2003 (2003-01-23)
(16 years, 8 months and 29 days ago)
Fleebi o Jupiter
Closest approach December 3, 1973 (1973-12-03)
(45 years, 10 months and 19 days ago)
Distance 132,252 km (82,178 mi)

Pioneer 10 - Pioneer 11 - mission patch - Pioneer patch.png

 

ReferencesEedit

  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.