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Tracking and data system support for the Pioneer project. Volume 1: Pioneer 10-prelaunch planning through second trajectory correction, 4 December 1969 - 1 April 1972The tracking and data system support of the launch, near-earth, and deep space phases of the Pioneer 10 mission, which sent a Pioneer spacecraft into a flyby of Jupiter that would eventually allow the spacecraft to escape the solar system is discussed. The support through the spacecraft's second trajectory correction is reported. During this period, scientific instruments aboard the spacecraft registered information relative to interplanetary particles and fields, and radiometric data generated by the network continued to improve knowledge of the celestial mechanics of the solar system. In addition to network support activity detail, network performance and special support activities are covered.
Document ID
19730011461
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Siegmeth, A. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Purdue, R. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ryan, R. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1973
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-131373
JPL-TM-33-584-VOL-1
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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