THE PIONEER PROGRAM
Team JACCE- Jonah C, AJ I, Cade D, Collin W, Ekin B
Launch Facts of the Pioneer missions
Focus: Pioneer 10 and 11
First use of Atlas Centaur vehicle, fastest man made object to leave earth, During fly-by got first close-up image of Jupiter, and has recorded intense radiation belts and located its magnetic field and found out that Jupiter is predominately a gas planet.
Launched on April 5, 1973. It took dramatic images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot on December 2, 1974. It went to Saturn on September 1, 1979. It found 2 undiscovered moons and another ring while there. It recorded Saturn's magnetosphere and magnetic field. Daily operations were stopped on September 30, 1995, because it was no longer able to make scientific observations.
Now, the payload and technology
The Pioneer missions were unmanned, but until recently they sent signals back to earth. They also sent............ SELFIES!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
^ the important doods associated with Pio
This Is Team Jacce, SIGNING OUT!!!!!!