Collection Item Summary:
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.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Plastic and wood.
Approximate: 11 13/16in. x 1ft 3 3/4in. (0.3m x 0.4m)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts