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Pioneer Data, In search of digital data...
tedstryk
post Oct 31 2005, 12:34 AM
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Tomorrow I will be stopping by our library. Some material has come in, but I am not sure what it consists of. To make a long story short, it appears that, although the Saturn part seems to be listed in the NSSDC catalogue, other than the three Pionner ring images (one red/blue set and one red image alonge) and the Io set, the digital data is lost, save any scraps that can be recovered from various places. This material may contain some more images...tomorrow I will know. The good news is that after looking at the available digital sets, there isn't much if anything that can be pulled out of them that can't be saved by just cleaning up the prints of the other images.


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post Mar 18 2006, 06:19 AM
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Engineering blueprints of Pioneer 10 and 11:

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/models/vaul...6/pioneerbp.zip

Diagrams of a Pioneer Outer Planets Orbiter - POPO?

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/models/vaul...iter/index.html


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post Mar 25 2006, 08:57 PM
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http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/pioneer_anomaly/ describes the Planetary Society's Pioneer Anomaly project. Lots of old data has been recovered and converted to a format that can be used/read by modern computers.

Apparently this includes all of the science data (see http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects...ate_200601.html ). If so it would be possible (but hardly easy) to reconstruct the Pioneer images. Although the imaging data is of very low quality compared to something like Cassini advances in computing make it fairly certain that it would be possible to get significantly better-looking images than the images publicly released in the 1970s.

This would IMHO be interesting, this data is of high historical interest. At least I would love to get my hands on Pioneer images in digital format instead of images on paper.
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