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Pioneer 10

NSSDCA ID: 1972-012A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1972-03-03 at 01:49:00 UTC
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: 1972-03-02 20:49:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1973-12-03 21:25:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.99 AU5.97 AU2,368.33 days1.916°0.71514
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Jupiter
Closest approach time: 1973-12-03 21:25:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
2.85 AU  13.8°0
Regions Traversed
  Bow shock
  Magnetopause
  Magnetosphere
  Magnetotail
  Plasmapause
  Plasmasphere
  Rings
  Trapped particle belts
Type: Solar system escape
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1973-12-03 21:25:01 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.1 AU  3.139°1.7372
Regions Traversed
  Heliopause
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
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