A Pioneer Spacecraft Geometry

Only scarce documentation is available about the exact geometry of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. A sketch of the major components of the spacecraft (our reconstruction) with approximate dimensions is shown below.

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Figure A.1: Side view (above) and top view (below) of the high gain antenna, spacecraft body, and one RTG, with the boom length not to scale. Approximate measurements are in centimeters. For more accurate dimensions of the RTGs, consult Figure 2.5View Image.

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