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Temperature sensors within Pioneer 10

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Temperature sensors within Pioneer 10 Inside Pioneer 10's equipment and instrument compartments were six sensors that measured the temperature of the spacecraft through time. The temperature readings were reported back to Earth as a part of Pioneer 10's regular radio transmissions throughout the mission. These temperature readings provided boundary conditions for the thermal model of the spacecraft.

NASA / JPL / Slava Turyshev


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