Sunday 15 December 2013

Astronomy Scrapbook Monday 16th December 2013

On This Day
December 16th 1965

Launch of Pioneer 6, NASA`s oldest working satellite

Pioneers 6 was launched to study the Sun. Today there is no data coming back from Pioneer 6. However in 2000 it was woken up briefly. It is still the world`s oldest surviving satellite.

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