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22/01/2003 Last successful contact with spacecraft Pioneer 10

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Pioneer 10

Pioneer 10 is an American space probe, launched in 1972, that completed the first mission to the planet Jupiter. Thereafter, Pioneer 10 became the first of five artificial objects to achieve the escape velocity that will allow them to leave the Solar System. Radio communications were lost with Pioneer at a distance of 12 billion kilometres from Earth.
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