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Pioneer 10

NSSDCA ID: 1972-012A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1972-03-03T01:49:00Z
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Centaur
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1972-03-03 01:49:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1973-12-04 02:25:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.99 AU5.97 AU2368.33 days1.916°0.71514
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time (UTC): 1973-12-04 02:25:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
2.85 AU13.800°0.00000
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Plasmapause
  Plasmasphere
  Rings
  Trapped particle belts
Type: Solar system escape
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1973-12-04 02:25:01
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.10 AU3.139°1.73720
Regions Traversed
  Heliopause
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
AUAstronomical units (1 AU = 1.495979E8 km)
 
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