Space Science Reviews

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 283–306

The Pioneer Venus Program

  • Lawrence Colin
  • Charles F. Hall

DOI: 10.1007/BF02186467

Cite this article as:
Colin, L. & Hall, C.F. Space Sci Rev (1977) 20: 283. doi:10.1007/BF02186467


The Pioneer Venus program encompasses two spacecraft missions, Orbiter and Multiprobe, to be launched and to encounter Venus during the 1978 Venus mission opportunity. The missions are described in detail including mission and spacecraft descriptions, scientific objectives and payloads. The ways in which the payloads address the major scientific questions concerning Venus are treated in subsequent papers.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Colin
    • 1
  • Charles F. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA/Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

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