Model, Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe

Model, Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe

     

The Pioneer mission to Venus consisted of two spacecraft, an orbiter and a multiprobe that entered the Venusian atmosphere, each of them launched separately. This is a model of the Pioneer Venus multiprobe. The Pioneer Venus multiprobe carried and released four probes, which measured the atmospheric composition, temperature, and pressure as they descended toward a hard landing on the surface.

NASA transferred this to the Museum in 1982.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Exploring the Planets

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Plastic and wood.
Dimensions
Approximate: 11 13/16in. x 1ft 3 3/4in. (0.3m x 0.4m)

The Pioneer mission to Venus consisted of two spacecraft, an orbiter and a multiprobe that entered the Venusian atmosphere, each of them launched separately. This is a model of the Pioneer Venus multiprobe. The Pioneer Venus multiprobe carried and released four probes, which measured the atmospheric composition, temperature, and pressure as they descended toward a hard landing on the surface.

NASA transferred this to the Museum in 1982.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Exploring the Planets

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Plastic and wood.
Dimensions
Approximate: 11 13/16in. x 1ft 3 3/4in. (0.3m x 0.4m)

ID: A19820209000