Yes... it's worse. You forgot this!Did they run out of hydrazine yet? 79 LB isn't much.
68K of memory! Shows what you can do with machine code. It's a lost art, they are trying to find old/retired people who can write it for updates.
Pioneer really showed that reliable stuff can be made, TRW did a good job. With all the radiation out there, is a miracle still working.
This demonstrates also the farthest radio comm ever achieved. Just a few watts go all that way and are detected on Earth. Remember the MASER came before the laser:
But the gold record could be our undoing. Danger lurks out there. Borg, Romulans, and worse: :dark:
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