By: Esha kumar
- In the pioneer space missions their were usually 8-9 probes.
- These probes detected if there was life on planets and went on many different missions to help us learn more about space.
- The most memorable probes were #10 and #11.
- Each probe had a different phase which kept them separated and different.
Stephen A. Salgia
- Stephen A. Salgia was the one who came up with the name pioneer mission.
- The name that was thought of by his company was "lunar-orbiting vehicle with an infrared scanning device."
- After a long talk he finally agreed with the name pioneer because of some astronauts who were named Pioneers in Space.
- The missions for the probes in the Early pioneer missions was for Earths escaping velocity.
- The Records below in from 1958-1960.
- Lunar Orbiter
Pioneer 0- Lunar orbiter after the launch had an (epic fail after 77 seconds) after launch, August 17, 1958.
Pioneer 1-Lunar orbiter, missed Moon (the 3rd phase was partial fail) October 11, 1958.
Pioneer 2- Lunar orbiter, reentry (3rd part was a big failure) November 8, 1958.
Pioneer P-1 - was lost on September 24, 1959
Pioneer P-2-lost in launcher failure November 26, 1959
pioneer 5-Somewhere between Earth and Venus.
Pioneer 6-Lunar probe, failed to achieve lunar orbit September 25, 1960.
Pioneer 7-Lunar probe, lost in upper stage failure December 15, 1960.
- Juno 2 Lunar probes
Pioneer 3- Lunar flyby, missed Moon due to launcher failure.
Pioneer 4- finally Completed mission!!!!!!!( on March 3, 1959)
- The main late missions were trying to flyby probes by Jupiter and Saturn.
- The records below are from 1965-1978
- Weather network
Pioneer 6 (Pioneer A) – launched December 1965
Pioneer 7 (Pioneer B) – launched August 1966
Pioneer 8 (Pioneer C) – launched December 1967
Pioneer 9 (Pioneer D) – launched November 1968 (gone since 1983)
Pioneer E – lost in launcher failure August 1969
Sites MLA format
Dunbar, Brian. NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
- "Pioneer 10." Solar System Exploration. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
-NASA/JPL. "Pioneer Missions - Explorations of the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus." N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.