• Short Summary

    After a space journey of twenty months, America's Pioneer Eleven research vehicle is about to pass close to the surface of the planet Jupiter - on its way to a further planet, Saturn, which it will not reach before 1979.

  • Description

    After a space journey of twenty months, America's Pioneer Eleven research vehicle is about to pass close to the surface of the planet Jupiter - on its way to a further planet, Saturn, which it will not reach before 1979.

    On December 2, Pioneer is due to begin transmitting new and more detailed pictures of Jupiter of Jupiter - the largest planet in the solar system.

    Pioneer Eleven was launched from Cape Kennedy in April, 1973 with fourteen complex data-gathering instruments on board. Its ultimate destination is the planet Saturn - a journey lasting six years.

    Its fly-past of Jupiter, only just over 26,000 miles above the planet's surface, will enable scientists to make more accurate assessments of Jupiter's properties than was possible last year, when Jupiter Ten returned pictures taken from 82,000 miles above its surface.

    Pioneer Ten's successful negotiation of Jupiter's radiation belt made it possible for Pioneer Eleven to be routed to fly near Jupiter on its way to Saturn. Now, the results of this closer-than-ever probe of the giant planet are about to be seen.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZDFYIXPZR3EKDRGY3CMRMA65
    Media URN:
    VLVACZDFYIXPZR3EKDRGY3CMRMA65
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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