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Study of the adaptability of existing hardware designs to a Pioneer Saturn/Uranus probeThe basic concept of designing a scientific entry probe for the expected range of environments at Saturn or Uranus and making the probe compatible with the interface constraints of the Pioneer spacecraft was investigated for launches in the early 1980's. It was found that the amount of hardware commonality between that used in the Pioneer Venus program and that for the Saturn/Uranus probe was approximately 85%. It is recommended that additional development studies be conducted to improve the hardware definitions of the probe design for the following: heat shield, battery, nose cap jettisoning, and thermal control insulation.
Document ID
19750010215
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1973
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-137650
MCR-73-291
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-7488
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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