History of Space Explorations

Pioneer Missions

Pioneer Missions

The Pioneer 1 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 1 spacecraft was launched on October 11, 1958.


The Pioneer 2 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 2 spacecraft was launched on November 8, 1958.

The Pioneer 3 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 3 spacecraft was launched on December 6, 1958.


The Pioneer 4 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 4 spacecraft was launched on March 3, 1959.


The Pioneer 5 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 5 spacecraft was launched on March 11, 1960.

The Pioneer 6 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 6 spacecraft was launched on December 16,1965.


The Pioneer 7 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 7 spacecraft was launched on August 17, 1966.

The Pioneer 8 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 8 spacecraft was launched on December 13, 1967.

The Pioneer 9 Spacecraft

The Pioneer 9 spacecraft was launched on November 8, 1968.


The Pioneer 10 Spacecraft

The last time the Pioneer 10 spacecraft returned telemetry data was on was on April 27, 2002. One final attempt of contacting the Pioneer 10 spacecraft was made on March 3-5 2006, but NASA failed to receive a response detection of a signal from the spacecraft.

Pioneer 10
Pioneer 11 spacecraft