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Model, Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe

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This object is on display in the Exploring the Planets exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Credit Line

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

Materials

Plastic and wood.

Dimensions

Approximate: 11 13/16in. x 1ft 3 3/4in. (0.3m x 0.4m)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Inventory Number

A19820209000