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Vermonter
2003-Mar-01, 01:43 PM
Well folks, looks like NASA decided to hang up the headphones on Pioneer 10. The signal has gotten too faint to listen to accurately. Let's just hope that some civ out there picks it up before it gets destroyed!

Colt
2003-Mar-01, 07:20 PM
The little probe that could. -Colt

Mellow
2003-May-08, 07:46 PM
Hi,

I've wondered for a few years... when did Voyager overtake Pioneer 10 to be the furthest man made object out there?

ta
Mellow

ToSeek
2003-May-08, 07:49 PM
Hi,

I've wondered for a few years... when did Voyager overtake Pioneer 10 to be the furthest man made object out there?

ta
Mellow

February 17, 1998 (http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~dfischer/past.html)

at 4:17:38 in the afternoon. ;)

Mellow
2003-May-08, 07:56 PM
ToSeek,

thanks for that, it had been bugging me for years. Was it simply due to bigger faster initial boosters, or better planetary slingshotting?

Do you know?

Thanks again
Mellow

Valiant Dancer
2003-May-08, 08:07 PM
ToSeek,

thanks for that, it had been bugging me for years. Was it simply due to bigger faster initial boosters, or better planetary slingshotting?

Do you know?

Thanks again
Mellow

Better planetary slingshotting.

More here.

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/