Status Report

Pioneer 10 Status Report 28 September 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
September 28, 2000
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STATUS UPDATED: 28 September 2000
Pioneer 10
(Launched 2 March 1972)
Distance from Sun (1 September 2000): 75.96 AU
Speed relative to the Sun: 12.24 km/sec (27,380 mph)
Distance from Earth: 11.38 billion kilometers (7.069 billion miles) Round-trip Light Time: 21 hours 04 minutes
Since Pioneer 10 is over 75 AU distant and its telemetry signal is virtually at the limit of overall communication system’s link margin, the spacecraft was chosen as a convenient test vehicle for the new methodology of Chaos theory. has been testing the applicability of new methods in semi-blind signal estimation and noise reduction using Pioneer 10 signals.

From the latest progress report by Richard. R. Holland of,
there are two main areas of development: algorithm development and data analysis. Currently NASA and JPL are working with to resolve issues regarding the data analysis.
Keep tuned to this Web site for future progress reports on chaos theory and Pioneer 10.
Larry Lasher, Pioneer Project Manager

SpaceRef staff editor.