NASA

Pioneer Mission 5

Date of mission

3rd of November 1960.


Technologies

Pioneer 5 was designed to provide the first map of the interplanetary magnetic field. The vehicles name was Thor able that functioned for a recorded of 106 days.


Contributions

The first map of the interplanetary magnetic field and communicated with Earth from a record distance of 36.2 million kilometres.


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Discoveries

Pioneer 5 discovered that there really was an Interplanetary magnetic field and it also supplied information to help pioneers 10 and 11.