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Pioneer Venus 2 Press Kit

Pioneer Venus 2 Press Kit

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NASA press kit for Pioneer Venus 2 mulltiprobe mission
NASA press kit for Pioneer Venus 2 mulltiprobe mission

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NASA
News
National Aeronautics and
Space
Ad
minist rationWashington
D
C
20546
AC
202
755-8370
For
Release
THURSDAY
July
27.
1978
Press
Kit
Project
Pioneer
Venus 2RELEASE NO:
78-101
Con
ents
GENERAL RELEASE
.....................................
1-6
MISSION PROFILE
.....................................
7-24
Pioneer
Venus
Multiprobe
Mission
..................
13-24THE PLANET VENUS
....................................
25-40MAJOR QUESTIONS ABOUT VENUS
.........................
41-42HISTORICAL DISCOVERIES ABOUT
VENUS
..................
43-45EXPLORATION OF VENUS BY SPACECRAFT
..................
46-47THE PIONEER VENUS SPACECRAFT
........................
48-62
The Orbiter
Spacecraft
............................
53-58
The
Multiprobe
Spacecraft
.........................
58-62VENUSATMOSPHERIC PROBES
............................
63-76
The Large
Probe
...................................
63-70
The
Small
Probe
...................................
70-76
..
.
 
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c
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS
......................
77-97
Orbiter
......................................
77-85
Orbiter Radio
Science
........................
85-88
Large
Probe
Experiments
......................
88-92Large
and
Small
Probe
Instruments
............
92-93
Small
Probe
Experiments
......................
94
Multiprobe
Bus Experiment
....................
94-95
Multiprobe
Radio
Science
Experiments
.........
95-96PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS AND SCIENTIFICINSTRUMENTS
..................................
97-100LAUNCH VEHICLE
.................................
101-102
LAUNCH FLIGHT SEQUENCE
.........................
102LAUNCH VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
.................
103
ATLAS CENTAUR FLIGHT SEQUENCE (AC-50)
..........
104LAUNCH OPERATIONS
..............................
105
MISSION
OPERATIONS
.............................
105-107
DATA RETURN. COMMAND AND TRACKING
..............
108-111
PIONEER VENUS TEAM
.............................
112-114CONTRACTORS
....................................
114-117VENUS STATISTICS
...............................
118
NOTE TO EDITORS:This
press
kit
covers
the launch phase
of
the
Pioneer
Venus
Multiprobe
spacecraft
and
cruise
phases of
both
the
Pioneer
Venus Orbiter
and
the
Multiprobe
spacecraft
.
Much
of
the
material
is
also
pertinent
to
the
Venus
encounter.
but
an
updated
press
kit
will
beissued
shortly
before
arrival
at
the
planet
in
December 1978
.
..
 
National Aeronautics andSpace
Ad
ministrationWashington,
D.C.
20546
AC
202 755-8370
For
Release:
Nicholas PanagakosHeadquarters, Washington, D.C.(Phone:
20
2/7
5
5-
36 80
)
THURSDAYJuly
27,
1978
Peter WallerAmes Research Center, Mountain
View,
Calif.(Phone4
5/9
6
- 5 09
1)
RELEASE
NO:
78-101
SECOND VENUS SPACECRAFT SET
FOR
LAUNCHNASA
will
launch the second
of
two Pioneer spacecraftto Venusnext month as part of a detailed scientific study
of
that cloud-shrouded planet.Riding atop an Atlas Centaur rocket, Pioneer Venus
2
will be launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., about Aug.
7
for the start
of
a 354-million-kilometer (220-million-mile)journey
to
Earth's nearest neighbor.Pioneer Venus
2
is a multiprobe spacecraft designed tomeasure directly Venus' dense, searing atmosphere from
top
to bottom. Venus' atmosphere at the surface
is
100
timesas dense as Earth's and hotter than the melting points
of
lead and zinc,
485
degrees Celsius
(900
degrees Fahrenheit).
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