List of Tables

Table 2.1:
Major milestones of the Pioneer 10 and 11 projects.
Table 2.2:
Capabilities of the Pioneer 10 and 11 propulsion system.
Table 2.3:
Radiometric properties of Pioneer 10 and 11 major exterior surfaces (at launch): solar absorptance (α) and infrared emittance (𝜖).
Table 2.4:
RTG total power measurements prior to launch [350]. The reported accuracy of these measurements is 0.1 W, but values are rounded to the nearest W. RTG numbering corresponds to the actual number of units built.
Table 3.1:
Pre-launch planned use of Deep Space Instrumentation Facilities in support of the Pioneer 10 and 11 projects (from [334]). Some stations only became operational in 1973. Several stations were decommissioned during the lifetime of the Pioneer project (DSS-11 and DSS-62 in 1981, DSS-12 in 1996, and DSS-42 and DSS-61 in 1999).
Table 3.2:
Pioneer 10 Jupiter downlink carrier power budget for tracking system [336].
Table 3.3:
Additional DSN stations in operation during the Pioneer mission lifetime that may have been used for tracking Pioneer 10 and 11.
Table 3.4:
Station location information for a set of decommissioned DSN stations. ITRF93 Cartesian coordinates (in km) and velocities (north, east, vertical, in cm/year) are shown. For DSS-12 and DSS-61, station information is for dates prior to July 1, 1978 and August 9, 1979, respectively.
Table 3.5:
Pioneer 10 and 11 missing MDRs (periods of missing data shorter than 1 – 2 days not shown.)
Table 3.6:
Available parameter set that may be useful for the Pioneer anomaly investigation.
Table 5.1:
Acceleration estimates (in units of 10–10 m/s2) published in [27]. Two programs (JPL’s ODP and The Aerospace Corporation’s CHASMP) were used to obtain weighted least squares (WLS) and batch-sequential filtering (BSF, 1-day batch) estimates. CHASMP could also incorporate corrections based on 10.7 cm solar flux observations, called F10.7 corrections.
Table 5.2:
Error budget: a summary of biases and uncertainties as known in 2002 [27]. Values that are the subject of on-going study are marked by an asterisk.
Table 7.1:
The Pioneer anomalous acceleration in units of 10–10 m/s2. This table compares the results from JPL’s ODP and the Aerospace Corporation’s CHASMP codes from [27] (see Table 5.1) to results obtained using the HELIOSAT program developed by Olsen [274].