Pioneer launch record

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1958[edit]

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Thor-Able I Pioner 17-08-1958.png
17 Aug 1958 1218UTC LC17A F00022 14(1958-9f,17) Able I (Pioneer 0) Thor127/AbleI 1st stage malfunction
Thor-Able pioneer1 launch.jpg
11 Oct 1958 0842UTC LC17A S00110 22(1958-006A,25) Pioneer 1 Thor130/AbleI Set distance record; failed to reach moon
Thor-Able I Pioneer 2.png
6 Dec 1958 LC17A F00049 25(1958-19f,28) Pioneer 2 Thor129/AbleI 3rd stage ignition unsuccessful
JunoII pioneer3 launch.jpg
12 Dec 1958 LC5 S00111 27(1958-21f,30) Pioneer 3 Juno 2 AM-11 Failed to reach moon; provided radiation data

1959[edit]

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Juno II ignition with Pioneer 4.jpg
3 Mar 1959 LC5 S00113 5(1959-004A,36) Pioneer 4 Juno 2 AM-14 Failed to reach moon; provided radiation data
24 Sep 1959 0726UTC LC-12 Pioneer P-1 Atlas9C Able aka Pioneer W. Exploded during a test.
Atlas Able 1959 Nov 26.JPG
26 Nov 1959 0726UTC LC-14 F00078 24(1959-10f,55) Pioneer P-3 Atlas20D Able5A aka Pioneer X. Failed to reach moon; provided radiation data.

1960[edit]

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Thor-Able IV Pioneer 5 2.jpg
23 Mar 1960 1300UTC LC-17A S00027 4(1960-001A,59) Pioneer 5 Thor 219 Able4 Passed within 60000 km. of moon
Atlas C Able.JPG
25 Sep 1960 1523UTC LC-12 F00112 27(1960-12f,80) Pioneer P-30 AtlasD Able80 failure
Atlas Able 1960 Dec 15.jpg
15 Dec 1960 0910UTC LC-12 F00136 Pioneer P-31 Atlas 91D Able 5 aka Pioneer Z, AbleVB, failure

1965[edit]

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16 Dec 1965 13h39UTC LC17A S01841 Pioneer 6 Thor Delta E 460/D35 Measured solar wind, Sun's magnetic field

1966[edit]

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17 Aug 1966 1520UTC LC17A S02398 Pioneer 7 Thor Delta E1 462/D40 aka Pioneer B. Monitored solar wind, cosmic rays

1967[edit]

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13 Dec 1967 1408UTC LC17B S03066 Pioneer 8 Thor Delta E1 489/D55 aka Pioneer C. Solar radiation data

1968[edit]

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8 Nov 1968 0946UTC LC17B S03533 Pioneer 9 Thor Delta E1 479/D60 aka Pioneer D. Solar radiation data

1969[edit]

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Pioneer E Launch GPN-2003-00038.jpg
27 Aug 1969 2159UTC LC17A F00552 Pioneer E Thor Delta L 540/D73 1st stage hydraulics failure; destroyed by range safety.

1972[edit]

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Launch of Pioneer F 29.jpg
3 Mar 1972 0149UTC LC36A S05860 Pioneer 10 SLV-3C Centaur Pioneer F AC-27

1973[edit]

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Atlas-Centaur launching Pioneer 11.jpg
6 Apr 1973 0211UTC LC36B S06421 Pioneer 11 SLV-3D Centaur AC-30 aka Pioneer G

1978[edit]

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Atlas Centaur with Pioneer Venus Orbiter.jpg
20 May 1978 1313UTC LC36A S10911 Pioneer 12 SLV-3D Centaur AC-50 Venus orbiter
Atlas Centaur with Pioneer Venus Multiprobe before launch.jpg
8 Aug 1978 0733UTC LC36A S11001 Pioneer 13 SLV-3D Centaur AC-51 Pioneer Venus Multiprobe