Deep-Space Probes

Deep-Space Probes

by Gregory L. Matloff, Greogory L. Matloff, G. L. Matloff
     
 

ISBN-10: 185233200X

ISBN-13: 9781852332006

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among

Overview

The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today’s spacecraft.

Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, ‘thinking’ craft – able to make vital decisions entirely on their own. Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail.

This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852332006
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Astronomy and Space Sciences Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.66(d)

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