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Interdisciplinary Scientist

NSSDCA ID: 1978-078A-11

Mission Name: Pioneer Venus Probe Bus
Principal Investigator:Prof. Donald M. Hunten


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 a detailed description of the clouds and the heat balance of the atmosphere and surface of Venus and a determination of the dynamics and aeronomy of the upper atmosphere.

Alternate Names

  • PioneerVenusProbeBus/InterdisciplinaryScientist4

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Donald M. HuntenPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of
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