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Pioneer Venus Orbiter

NSSDCA ID: 1978-051A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1978-05-20 at 13:13:00 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Centaur
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1992-10-08

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Venus
Epoch start: 1979-11-22 11:53:20 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1992-10-07 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.03 RV12.01 RV24 hours105°0.842
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Plasmapause
  Plasmasphere
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
RVCytherean (Venus) radii6,052 km
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