The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission / Edition 1

The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission / Edition 1

by Christopher Russell, Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792349571

ISBN-13: 9780792349570

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book describes the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, its instruments, investigation plans and data center. It contains a complete description of the first launch of NASA's Discovery missions, a series of low-cost planetary missions. The NEAR spacecraft flew by the asteroid 253 Mathilde in June, 1997 on its way to rendezvous with the asteroid 433 Eros in

Overview

This book describes the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, its instruments, investigation plans and data center. It contains a complete description of the first launch of NASA's Discovery missions, a series of low-cost planetary missions. The NEAR spacecraft flew by the asteroid 253 Mathilde in June, 1997 on its way to rendezvous with the asteroid 433 Eros in January, 1999. The instruments described include the multispectral imager by S. E. Hawkins and colleagues, the near-infrared spectrometer by J. W. Hawkins and colleagues, the X-ray and gamma-ray spectrometer by J. O. Goldsten and colleagues, the laser altimeter by T. D. Cole and colleagues, and the magnetometer by D. A. Lohr and colleagues. K. Heeres concludes the book with a discussion of the NEAR Science Data Center. This book is of interest to all potential users of the observations by the NEAR mission and to those interested in the scientific return from the mission, and in the planning of future such low-cost missions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792349570
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprinted from SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 82, 1998
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous: Mission Overview; A.F. Cheng. Multi-Spectral Imager on the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission; S.E. Hawkins, et al. Near Infrared Spectrometer for the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission; J.W. Warren, et al. The X-Ray/Gamma-Ray Spectrometer on the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission; J.O. Goldsten, et al. The Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Laser Altimeter; T.D. Cole, et al. Near Magnetic Field Investigation, Instrumentation, Spacecraft Magnetics and Data Access; D.A. Lohr, et al. The NEAR Science Data Center; K.J. Heeres, et al.

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