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 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 date2 Mairch 1972 (1972-03-02)
(48 years, 4 months and 4 days ago)
RocketAtlas SLV-3C Centaur-D Star-37E
Launch steidCape Canaveral LC-36A
End of mission
Last contact23 Januar 2003 (2003-01-23)
(17 years, 5 months and 14 days ago)
Fleebi o Jupiter
Closest approach3 December 1973 (1973-12-03)
(46 years, 7 months and 4 days ago)
Distance132,252 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.