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Interdisciplinary Scientist

NSSDCA ID: 1978-078A-08

Mission Name: Pioneer Venus Probe Bus
Principal Investigator:Dr. Siegfried J. Bauer


A number of theorists were selected to participate as members of the science steering group in defining the scientific objectives, strategy, and planning for the mission; in coordinating the experiments; and in the analysis of flight experiment data. Each theorist had an area of major responsibility that included analysis and interpretation of the in situ ion composition, electron density and temperature, and neutral composition measurements to produce a self-consistent model of the dayside upper atmosphere and ionosphere of Venus, including the role of chemical and transport processes, as well as an understanding of the type of interaction between the solar wind and the Venusian ionosphere.

Alternate Names

  • PioneerVenusProbeBus/InterdisciplinaryScientist1

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Siegfried J. BauerPrincipal InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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