Model, Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe

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    Model, Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe

    12 percent model; gloss blue exterior; gold atmosphere probes.

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    Model, Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe

    12 percent model; gloss blue exterior; gold atmosphere probes.

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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.