NASA PIONEER MISSIONS

the pioneer spacecraft

The Pioneer Spacecraft

Name Launch Date Mission Status

Pioneer 1 11 Oct. 1958 Moon 72,765 mi. altitude only

Pioneer 2 8 Nov. 1958 Moon 963 mi. altitude only

Pioneer 3 6 Dec. 1958 Moon 63,580 mi. altitude only

Pioneer 4 3 Mar. 1959 Moon 37,300 mi. from Moon, entered solar orbit

Pioneer 5 11 Mar. 1960 Solar Orbit Entered solar orbit

Pioneer 6 16 Dec. 1965 Solar Orbit Still Operating

Pioneer 7 17 Aug. 1966 Solar Orbit Still Operating

Pioneer 8 13 Dec. 1967 Solar Orbit Still Operating

Pioneer 9 8 Nov. 1968 Solar Orbit Signal lost in 1983

Pioneer E 7 Aug. 1969 Solar Orbit Launch failure

Pioneer 10 2 Mar. 1972 Jupiter Still operating in outer Solar System

Pioneer 11 5 Apr. 1973 Jupiter Continued to Saturn and still operating


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Pioneer 1

this is a picture of pioneer 1 the first of the pioneers to go to space

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Pioneer 5

This is pioneer 5 one of the most successful pioneer to go to space

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Pioneer 10

Pioneer 10 is the most known pioneer mission because it was sent on 2 May 1972 when some of our parents were born or little

the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. Next is the Pioneer Venus Orbiter (Pioneer 12) spacecraft. In the lower right corner is the Pioneer Venus Multiprobe (Pioneer 13) spacecraft.