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   -  Pioneer 10
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Jupiter Moons
   -  Metis
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   -  Callisto
   -  Themisto
   -  Leda
   -  Himalia
   -  Lysithea
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Jupiter

Pioneer 10| Pioneer 11| Voyager 1, Voyager 2| Galileo| Ulysses| Cassini

Pioneer 11 Mission to Jupiter!

Pioneer 11

Launch date: April 5, 1973

Pioneer 11 was the second spacecraft to explore the outer solar system (the first being Pioneer 10). Pioneer 11 flew by Jupiter on December 2, 1974, coming within 34,000 kilometers (21,100 miles) of the Jovian cloud tops. The spacecraft studied the planet's magnetic field and atmosphere and took pictures of the planet and some of its moons. The spacecraft then flew by Saturn on September 1, 1979 and continued on out of the solar system. Instruments were finally shut down on September 9, 1995, when the nuclear power supply could no longer provide enough energy to power the equipment. Pioneer 11 will pass near the star Lambda Aquila in almost four million years.

***Pioneer 10
***Pioneer 11
***Voyager
***Galileo
***Ulysses
***Cassini
***Europa Orbiter - NASA - 2008


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