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Astronomy - Exploring Space (Discovery & Exploration) - (Rodney P. Carlisle) Facts on File 2005

Astronomy - Exploring Space (Discovery & Exploration) - (Rodney P. Carlisle) Facts on File 2005

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Craft

Year

Planets Visited

Mariner 1

1962

mission failed

Mariner 2

1962

Venus, temperature measurements

Mariner 3

1964

mission failed

Mariner 4

1964–65

Mars flyby

Mariner 5

1967

Venus flyby

Mariner 6

1969

Mars flyby

Mariner 7

1969

Mars flyby

Mariner 8

1971

mission failed

Mariner 9

1971–72

Mars orbit

Mariner 10

1973–75

Venus flyby, Mercury flyby

Pioneer 10

1972–2003

Jupiter

Pioneer 11

1973–95

Jupiter, Saturn

Viking 1

1975–82

Mars orbiter and lander

Viking 2

1975–80

Mars orbiter and lander

Voyager 1

1977–80

Jupiter, Saturn and its moon, Titan

Voyager 2

1977–89

Jupiter,Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Galileo

1989–97

Venus, asteroids, Jupiter orbiter and probe

Spiritand

2003–04

Mars rovers

Opportunity

eight Mariner flights between 1962 and 1975
that explored the planets Mars,Venus, and
Mercury.Two missions dubbed Pioneer fol-
lowed, using much the same equipment to
explore out to the asteroid belt and Jupiter.

Most of these craft flew past their target plan-
ets,taking pictures as they went and relaying
information back.
The Viking explorations of Mars over the
period 1975–80 were more ambitious. The

Unmanned Space Exploration Q91

VOYAGER 1

September 5, 1977

VOYAGER 2

August 20, 1977

March 5, 1979

July 9, 1979

VOYAGER 1

Launch

September 5, 1977

VOYAGER 2

Launch

August 20, 1977

Jupiter

March 5, 1979

Jupiter

July 9, 1979

Saturn

November 12, 1980

Saturn

August 25, 1981

Uranus

January 24, 1986

Neptune

August 25, 1989

VOYAGER 2

VOYAGER 1

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